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Somebody is selling white label WD 8 TB bare drives on Big River for$195 by Lynn McGuire[_3_]
Somebody is selling white label WD 8 TB bare drives on Big River for $195: https://www.amazon.com/Western-Digital-WD80EZZX-3-5in-5400RPM/dp/B01LQVFIL2/ "Question: Are these removed from WD MyBooks? Is the manufacturer's warranty in place? Answer: Yes they have been and the Manufacturer...
July 17th 17 10:31 PM
by Lynn McGuire[_3_] Go to last post
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"Hard Drive Cost Per Gigabyte" by Lynn McGuire[_3_]
"Hard Drive Cost Per Gigabyte" https://www.backblaze.com/blog/hard-drive-cost-per-gigabyte/ "For hard drive prices, the race to zero is over: nobody won. For the past 35+ years or so, hard drives prices have dropped, from around $500,000 per gigabyte in 1981 to less than $0.03 per gigabyte...
July 13th 17 12:14 PM
by Mark F[_2_] Go to last post
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WD Green sleep timeout by Tom Del Rosso[_6_]
The WD Greens used to have a timeout of about 10 seconds, and they only had a DOS utility to change it. What's the state of their Greens now? --
July 11th 17 05:30 AM
by Neill Massello[_3_] Go to last post
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WD 8 TB red drive dropping by Lynn McGuire[_3_]
"WD Red 8TB NAS Hard Disk Drive - 5400 RPM Class SATA 6 Gb/s 128MB Cache 3.5 Inch - WD80EFZX" https://www.amazon.com/Red-8TB-Hard-Disk-Drive/dp/B01BYLY4DM/ Looks like WD finally got enough drives to fill the channel as the price has dropped from $305 to $280 over the last couple of weeks. ...
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June 14th 17 11:27 PM
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SSD questions by Noob
On 15/05/2017 17:20, bit-naughty wrote: I have a desktop AND a laptop which are missing hard drives - I wanna know: is it possible to buy an SSD which I can use in BOTH somehow? Like, in the laptop just normally (it has to be small enough of course), and in the desktop with a "case" of...
May 20th 17 04:27 AM
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"Hard Drive Stats for Q1 2017" by Lynn McGuire[_3_]
"Hard Drive Stats for Q1 2017" https://www.backblaze.com/blog/hard-drive-failure-rates-q1-2017/ I am going to stay with WD drives, the Seagates look scary. But the new HGST drives look interesting. Lynn
May 17th 17 08:29 PM
by Lynn McGuire[_3_] Go to last post
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USB stick leaking by Linea Recta[_2_]
I used a Lexar USB stick yesterday to boot a computer. I haven't used the stick intensively, but now I noticed that it is leaking sticky stuff from the seam on the sides. Any idea what the stuff is? Is it toxic? Can I keep using the stick normally? --
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April 28th 17 06:33 AM
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Seagate SeaTools versions by Percival P. Cassidy
I had SeaTools 1.2.x for Windows and did the "check for update" thing, which told me that there was no later version. When I searched online, however, I found that the Seagate Web site has ver. 1.4.0.4. Yet even that says nothing about compatibility with Windows 10. Very strange. Perce
April 16th 17 11:52 AM
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Usb 3.0 pendrive speed no good on Synology by Freejazz
Hi, I have a DT MicroDuo 3.0 usb pendrive and I wonder why if connect my pendrive to usb 3.0 port of my Synology Ds215j i get a speed rate until 6-7Mb/s maximum? My pendrive was formatted in Ext4. Nas Synology is upgraded at the latest version.. -- 'Za Fo'! ----Android NewsGroup Reader----
April 8th 17 03:13 PM
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Why on earth would anyone... ? by Percival P. Cassidy
.... pay $688.99 for an HP-relabeled (now-discontinued) Seagate ST4000NM024 drive? NewEgg Item# 1Z4-000P-001N6 (Zoom in on the picture to see the Seagate model#). Are there people who really think that if they have an HP computer they have to replace a failed drive by one with the HP logo on...
April 2nd 17 12:13 PM
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WD Purple 8TB Surveillance Hard Disk Drive - 5400 RPM Class SATA 6Gb/s 128MB Cache 3.5 Inch - WD80PUZX by Lynn McGuire[_3_]
WD Purple 8TB Surveillance Hard Disk Drive - 5400 RPM Class SATA 6 Gb/s 128MB Cache 3.5 Inch - WD80PUZX https://www.amazon.com/Purple-Surveillance-Hard-Disk-Drive/dp/B01C2PWLZW/ Does anyone know if this 8 TB WD hard drive for $284 would be a good internal backup drive for one of my file server...
March 31st 17 06:28 PM
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"A Day in the Life of a Data Center" by Lynn McGuire[_3_]
"A Day in the Life of a Data Center" https://www.backblaze.com/blog/day-life-datacenter-part/ "A data center is part of the “cloud”; as in cloud backup, cloud storage, cloud computing, and so on. It is often where your data goes or goes through, once it leaves your home, office, mobile...
March 29th 17 08:46 PM
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floppy drive turmoil by Linea Recta[_2_]
Some time ago I mounted a new SATA hard drive in my PC, as I mentioned in this group. The hard drive is working fine. However, yesterday I wanted to read a floppy disk... but the floppy drive seemed stone dead. In Windows explorer kept telling me to insert media but the floppy disk was in...
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March 28th 17 03:07 PM
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Format of "Enterprise" drives by Percival P. Cassidy
As I look for a reliable 4TB drive to replace some older drives in an older machine (SB850 controller), I see that some, especially Seagate, come in a variety of formats: 4Kn, 512e, 512n. Which of these would work in that machine? -- presumably NOT the 4Kn, but maybe I'm wrong about that. Which...
March 20th 17 11:14 PM
by Neill Massello[_3_] Go to last post
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how long did the "4 TB plateau" last? by [email protected]
It seems to me that it was about 2 and half years from when the first 4 TB drive was released, until we got Helium, extra platters, shingles and so on.
March 9th 17 03:26 AM
by Lynn McGuire[_3_] Go to last post
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NAS drive for Desktop? by Percival P. Cassidy
I'm thinking about replacing the two 1TB Seagate drives that have outlasted their 5-yr. warranties in a desktop machine by a 4TB drive. A 4TB Seagate "desktop" drive (actually called "Barracuda" these days) runs at 5900rpm (but they don't tell you that -- and 50+ years ago a reviewer complained...
March 6th 17 03:23 PM
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A bad sector checker program in Macs? by Ant[_3_]
Hello. Does anyone know of a free program that can check for bad sectors in Macs (e.g., MacBook Pro from early 2008 ) without losing datas? I don't care if it runs in or outside of Mac OS X (currently v10.5.8/Leopard installed). Booting from USB/discs is fine too. I was hoping Mac OS X came...
February 22nd 17 03:41 AM
by Lynn McGuire[_3_] Go to last post
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Unable to boot up an old 15" MBP (2008)'s Mac OS Xv10.5.8/Leopard (SMART test results) by Ant[_3_]
On 2/20/2017 7:33 AM, Jolly Roger wrote: On 2017-02-20, Ant wrote: Someone asked me to run SMART test on the internal HDD. Here are the results with an old SMARTreporter app (still failed long tests in the same HDD spot): smartctl 5.41 2011-04-06 r3314 (local...
February 20th 17 06:00 PM
by Jolly Roger[_3_] Go to last post
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Anybody got any experience with 8TB "Archive" drives? by Yousuf Khan[_2_]
This one in particular: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822178748 Seagate Archive HDD v2 ST8000AS0002 8TB 5900 RPM 128MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive
February 15th 17 09:02 PM
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"What Rogue One Teaches About Data Backup" by Lynn McGuire[_3_]
"What Rogue One Teaches About Data Backup" https://www.backblaze.com/blog/rogue-one-teaches-data-backup/ Lynn
February 10th 17 07:17 PM
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