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"An Inside Look at the Backblaze Storage Pod Museum" by Lynn McGuire[_3_]
"An Inside Look at the Backblaze Storage Pod Museum" https://www.backblaze.com/blog/backblaze-storage-pod-museum/ From 45 TB in a storage pod to today's 840 TB in a storage pod. Amazing. Lynn
August 17th 19 07:59 AM
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"Never Give Ransomware Scammers Your Money" by Tom Del Rosso[_6_]
Shadow wrote: On Sat, 22 Jun 2019 14:18:21 -0500, Lynn McGuire wrote: "Never Give Ransomware Scammers Your Money" https://www.pcmag.com/commentary/369143/never-give-ransomware-scammers-your-money "A Florida city made the difficult decision to fork over...
August 17th 19 06:58 AM
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"Backblaze Hard Drive Stats Q2 2019" by Lynn McGuire[_3_]
"Backblaze Hard Drive Stats Q2 2019" https://www.backblaze.com/blog/hard-drive-stats-q2-2019/ "As of June 30, 2019, Backblaze had 110,640 spinning hard drives in our ever-expanding cloud storage ecosystem. Of that number, there were 1,980 boot drives and 108,660 data drives. This review...
August 6th 19 08:14 PM
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S.M.A.R.T. reports bad sectors, but badblocks no errors? by Percival P. Cassidy
What should I make of a drive for which S.M.A.R.T. reports 8 bad sectors (a single 4K block, I assume), but badblocks reports no errors on a read-write test? Perce
July 3rd 19 12:10 AM
by Grant Taylor Go to last post
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External drives may contain refurbished drives! by Percival P. Cassidy
I just read a piece by BackBlaze discussing the best kinds of drives to use for various purposes, and I noticed that they claim that external drives *may* contain refurbished drives! This could account for the reports on Amazon that the drives inside a certain Seagate external drive had an...
June 28th 19 12:50 AM
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What's inside a WD Essentials external drive? by Percival P. Cassidy
You won't know until you shuck it: Amazon reviews and answers to questions concerning WD Essentials USB3 external drives show that what's inside may vary -- some "white label," some HGST datacenter drives -- perhaps depending on what they had a surplus of at any particular time (and are some of...
June 18th 19 08:18 PM
by Lynn McGuire[_3_] Go to last post
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So many online reviews are a mess by Percival P. Cassidy
It's occurred to me that now, with such vendors as Amazon and NewEgg listing items that are actually sold by other vendors, it's impossible to be sure to what items a review is referring: is the review of a brand-new item, a used item, an open-box item, or a used but refurbished/renewed item?...
June 16th 19 10:54 PM
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(Un)Reliable vendors of "renewed/"refurbished" drives? by Percival P. Cassidy
I'm considering buying some "renewed/"refurbished" drives -- typically "enterprise" models that presumably have been replaced according to a "just in case" schedule. Are there vendors of such drives with particularly good or particularly bad reputations? Perce
June 15th 19 02:15 AM
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My latest Seagate HDD longevity report by Percival P. Cassidy
An ST2000DM001 that has clocked up a smidgeon under 5 years (3 years longer than its warranty) of 24/7/365 operation in my FreeNAS machine has just reported 2968 unreadable sectors. It has been replaced by an ST2000DM006. Perce
June 14th 19 10:40 PM
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"These Aren’t Your Ordinary Data Centers" by Lynn McGuire[_3_]
"These Aren’t Your Ordinary Data Centers" https://www.backblaze.com/blog/these-arent-your-ordinary-data-centers/ Heh. I like the one in a church. Lynn
May 31st 19 10:59 PM
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"Ransomwa How to Prevent Being Attacked and Recover After anAttack" by Lynn McGuire[_3_]
"Ransomwa How to Prevent Being Attacked and Recover After an Attack" https://www.backblaze.com/blog/complete-guide-ransomware/ I hope that I never get any of this on me. Lynn
April 18th 19 10:55 PM
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"How Reliable are SSDs?" by Lynn McGuire[_3_]
"How Reliable are SSDs?" https://www.backblaze.com/blog/how-reliable-are-ssds/ "What’s not to love about solid state drives (SSDs)? They are faster than conventional hard disk drives (HDDs), more compact, have no moving parts, are immune to magnetic fields, and can withstand more shocks...
March 30th 19 07:15 AM
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“Backblaze Hard Drive Stats for 2018” by Percival P. Cassidy
On 1/25/19 4:22 PM, I wrote: “Backblaze Hard Drive Stats for 2018” *** https://www.backblaze.com/blog/hard-drive-stats-for-2018/ “As of December 31, 2018, we had 106,919 spinning hard drives. Of that number, there were 1,965 boot drives and 104,954 data drives. ...
March 16th 19 01:48 AM
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Which drive would you get? by Yousuf Khan[_2_]
One choice of drives is a 5900 RPM 256MB cache. The other is a 7200 RPM 64MB cache.
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February 20th 19 11:55 PM
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"PC Makers: We Need to Talk About the Boot Drive" by Lynn McGuire[_3_]
"PC Makers: We Need to Talk About the Boot Drive" https://www.tomshardware.com/news/boot_drive-frustrations,38555.html "Boot drives rarely get the attention they deserve. The type and capacity of your C: drive significantly affects how fast your system boots, how quickly your programs load,...
February 11th 19 07:23 PM
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Fast way to wipe an external HDD? by Kirk Bubul[_2_]
I have recently acquired 2 new WD My Passport 4 TB external hard drives. I really like their small size, different colors, and the fact that they get their power from the USB 3.0 cable plugged into the USB port on my desktop - no separate power cord and little brick to crawl around plugging into...
January 22nd 19 03:18 PM
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"SSD 101: How to Upgrade Your Computer With an SSD" by Lynn McGuire[_3_]
"SSD 101: How to Upgrade Your Computer With an SSD" https://www.backblaze.com/blog/ssd-upgrade-guide/ I need to do this at the house pc. Now. Lynn
January 8th 19 09:12 PM
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SMART Self-test duplicate logs? by Tom Del Rosso[_6_]
This drive does a long test every 2 weeks or 336 hours, but why does a test sometimes get logged more than once? Model Family: Hitachi Travelstar 5K320 Device Model: Hitachi HTS543216L9SA00 SMART Self-test log structure revision number 1
November 19th 18 10:34 PM
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"Backblaze’s Custom Data Center PDU" by Lynn McGuire[_3_]
"Backblaze’s Custom Data Center PDU" https://www.backblaze.com/blog/backblazes-custom-data-center-pdu/ Neat ! Lynn
November 6th 18 06:36 PM
by Lynn McGuire[_3_] Go to last post
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"Hard Drive Stats for Q3 2018: Less is More" by Lynn McGuire[_3_]
"Hard Drive Stats for Q3 2018: Less is More" https://www.backblaze.com/blog/2018-hard-drive-failire-rates/ "As of September 30, 2018 Backblaze had 99,636 spinning hard drives. Of that number, there were 1,866 boot drives and 97,770 data drives. This review looks at the quarterly and...
October 17th 18 01:28 AM
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