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"Holographic data storage could cram 1,000 DVDs onto a 4-in squarefilm" by Lynn McGuire[_3_]
"Holographic data storage could cram 1,000 DVDs onto a 4-in square film" https://newatlas.com/holographic-data-storage-film/54117/ So, 8.5 TB on a holographic device ? I think that I have heard this song before. Lynn
April 10th 18 11:39 PM
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In celebration of World Backup Day, March 31 by Lynn McGuire[_3_]
In celebration of World Backup Day, March 31, I will be changing our next to last 4 TB internal backup hard drive for a 8 TB hard drive stripped from an external USB drive. https://www.backblaze.com/blog/world-backup-day-2018-backing-up-the-world/ I ordered another WD 8 TB external USB drive...
March 30th 18 12:20 AM
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why be mobile "performance" HDD smaller capacity? by [email protected]
I had a laptop with 2 WD Scorpio Black drives, and it seemed quite impressive. That was only 750 GB. Seagate's rival Barracuda Pro goes up to 1000 GB. Whereas a plain 2.5 inch drive goes up to a 2 TB from WD, and a fat 5 TB from Seagate. What is compromised to get the speed?
March 25th 18 12:19 PM
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"Nimbus Data's 100TB ExaDrive Is the World's Largest SSD" by Lynn McGuire[_3_]
"Nimbus Data's 100TB ExaDrive Is the World's Largest SSD" https://www.pcmag.com/news/359941/nimbus-datas-100tb-exadrive-is-the-worlds-largest-ssd "A company called Nimbus Data just unveiled what it's calling the "world's largest solid state drive" – the ExaDrive DC100, which offers 100TB of...
March 21st 18 07:39 PM
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Do you stress test your new drives? by Ant
Just wondering. My friend does. I wonder if I should do that too. Thank you in advance. :) -- Quote of the Week: "Ants never sleep." --Ralph Waldo Emerson, poet Note: A fixed width font (Courier, Monospace, etc.) is required to see this signature correctly. /\___/\ ...
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March 16th 18 11:31 PM
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LAN backups by Lynn McGuire[_3_]
Speaking of LAN backups, our office LAN backup is at 4 TB and growing at 100 GB a month. I still use three internal backup drives, two are WD 4 TB green drives and one is a WD 8 TB white drive ripped out of an external drive. The 4 TB drives only have 200 GB of free space and have been...
March 15th 18 06:08 PM
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"HDD vs SSD: What Does the Future for Storage Hold? — Part 2" by Lynn McGuire[_3_]
"HDD vs SSD: What Does the Future for Storage Hold? — Part 2" https://www.backblaze.com/blog/hdd-vs-ssd-in-data-centers/ "Western Digital claims that its competing microwave-assisted magnetic recording (MAMR) could enable drive capacity to increase up to 40TB by the year 2025." Lynn
March 14th 18 07:48 PM
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"HDD vs SSD: What Does the Future for Storage Hold?" by Lynn McGuire[_3_]
"HDD vs SSD: What Does the Future for Storage Hold?" https://www.backblaze.com/blog/ssd-vs-hdd-future-of-storage/ Pretty much what I thought. Lynn
March 6th 18 06:21 PM
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5.25" floppy drive to IDE to USB? by Anthony K.
Is it possible to get a vintage 5.25" PC floppy drive connected to a modern PC with no floppy controller and just USB/FireWire inputs? Do IDE 5.25" floppy drives exist? If so, I could drop one into a USB enclosure. Is there an adapter that would let me connect a floppy drive to an IDE...
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March 4th 18 06:03 PM
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"Backblaze Hard Drive Stats for 2017" by Lynn McGuire[_3_]
"Backblaze Hard Drive Stats for 2017" https://www.backblaze.com/blog/hard-drive-stats-for-2017/ "At the end of Q4 2017 Backblaze was monitoring 91,305 hard drives used to store data." Yup, I'll be staying with WDC for the 5 to 10 spinning drives that I buy each year. Lynn
February 21st 18 03:41 AM
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“500 Petabytes And Counting” by Lynn McGuire[_3_]
“500 Petabytes And Counting” https://www.backblaze.com/blog/500-petabytes-and-counting/ “It seems like only yesterday that we crossed the 350 petabyte mark. It was actually June 2017, but boy have we been growing since. In October 2017 we crossed 400 petabytes. Today, we’re proud to...
February 1st 18 06:43 PM
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Why is a smaller folder taking longer to be backed up than a largerone? by Yousuf Khan[_2_]
Okay, so I do daily Macrium file backups of my entire User folder, with monthly fulls at the beginning of each month. All except one specific subfolder which takes longer than all of the rest of the User folder combined to backup. So I've excluded it, and I back it up in a separate backup job...
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January 11th 18 05:34 AM
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Multi-actuator hard drives from Seagate by Percival P. Cassidy
http://www.tomshardware.com/news/hdd-multi-actuator-heads-seagate,36132.html
December 20th 17 05:04 AM
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"What is HAMR and How Does It Enable the High-Capacity Needs of theFuture?" by Lynn McGuire[_3_]
"What is HAMR and How Does It Enable the High-Capacity Needs of the Future?" https://www.backblaze.com/blog/hamr-hard-drives/ "During Q4, Backblaze deployed 100 petabytes worth of Seagate hard drives to our data centers. The newly deployed Seagate 10 and 12 TB drives are doing well and will...
December 18th 17 04:12 AM
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Do those disk wipe utilities make a difference in an SSD? by Yousuf Khan[_2_]
I've been wondering does it even make sense to have a disk or file wipe utility in an SSD? Written data doesn't even get written to the same blocks that the previously read data was in an SSD. So basically, all old data still exists until the Trim command is executed, even if you try a wipe of...
November 23rd 17 06:27 PM
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SSD health check utilities? by Percival P. Cassidy
I installed a 128GB mSATA SSD in a ThinkPad T430 to use for HD caching and for hibernation. HDSentinel shows its health as 82%. SSDLife, on the other hand, shows it as 100% healthy. Which should I believe? Perce
November 14th 17 05:46 AM
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xkcd, "Digital Resource Lifespan" by Yousuf Khan[_2_]
On 30/10/2017 11:36 PM, Lynn McGuire wrote: xkcd, "Digital Resource Lifespan" https://xkcd.com/1909/ Wow, Randall nailed it ! I have been wondering about the lifespan of digital formats. This is why I store our LAN backups as mirror images on hard drives. And worry about the...
November 13th 17 07:39 AM
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we replaced one of our two WD 150 GB Velocirartors today by Lynn McGuire[_3_]
As a matter of note, we replaced one of our two WD 150 GB Velocirartors today. It has over 70,000 operating hours on it. Pretty good for a hot little drive turning at 10,000 rpm. Lynn
November 9th 17 12:43 AM
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“Big hard disks may be breaking the bathtub curve” by Lynn McGuire[_3_]
“Big hard disks may be breaking the bathtub curve” https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2017/10/big-hard-disks-may-be-breaking-the-bathtub-curve/ “1,240 10+TB hard disks installed, and not a single one has gone bad.” Lynn
October 30th 17 10:13 AM
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Backblaze, "Hard Drive Stats for Q3 2017" by Lynn McGuire[_3_]
Backblaze, "Hard Drive Stats for Q3 2017" https://www.backblaze.com/blog/hard-drive-failure-rates-q3-2017/ "In Q3 2017, Backblaze introduced both 10 TB and 12 TB hard drives into our data centers, we continued to retire 3 TB and 4 TB hard drives to increase storage density, and we added over...
October 27th 17 02:13 AM
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