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Now WD is selling 1 TB SSD drives by Lynn McGuire[_3_]
Now WD is selling 1 TB SSD drives for $260: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01LXPENRR/ Good price, less than an Intel 1 TB SSD for $310: https://www.amazon.com/Intel-Hard-1-0TB-2-5in-SSDSC2KW010X6X1/dp/B01C786KH4/ Lynn
February 3rd 17 11:24 PM
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"Backblaze Hard Drive Stats for 2016" by Lynn McGuire[_3_]
"Backblaze Hard Drive Stats for 2016" https://www.backblaze.com/blog/hard-drive-benchmark-stats-2016/ More hard drive stats than I have ever seen. Th4 4th quarter 2016 table covers 79,939 drives. The lesson is, don't buy hard drives as they are only going to fail ? Lynn
February 3rd 17 09:12 PM
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WD external 6 TB USB drive DOA by Lynn McGuire[_3_]
I had my first DOA drive on Sunday in a very long time. It is a WD 6 TB external USB drive. Will not even spin up. And I bought it from Big River back in September so I have to send it back to WD. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00KU686HI/ Lynn
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January 20th 17 04:54 PM
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How reliable is NTFS crosslinked cluster detection and fix? by Yousuf Khan[_2_]
I remember that crosslinked clusters were a major problem in the days of FAT, chkdsk would fix the crosslinking, but it seemed like chkdsk was just guessing at where the files originally belonged, and sometimes it would guess wrong. I recently got some of the crosslinking errors under NTFS, or...
January 20th 17 10:21 AM
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Web Application Security and Firewall Solutions Vijayawada by [email protected]
Cloudace is the market leader in offering Web Application security and Firewall Solutions in cost effective manner in Vijayawada and Hyderabad cities India visit for more info: http://www.cloudace.in/solution/web-application-security-and-firewall-solutions/ Cloud Services, IT Security Solutions,...
January 17th 17 12:12 PM
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System News: The hard drive is 60 years old! by Ant[_3_]
http://mobile.pcauthority.com.au/Feature/447662,system-news-the-hard-drive-is-60-years-old.aspx from https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/comp.sys.mac.hardware.misc/Sc4L2Jau2FE -- "Left right left right we're army ants. We swarm we fight. We have no home. We roam. We race. You're lucky if we...
January 17th 17 12:41 AM
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Should I be concerned about this old Seagate SATA 320 GB HDD withits spin retry counts? by Ant[_3_]
After an extended self-test, and using the machine too like using the Internet, which passed: smartctl 5.43 2012-06-30 r3573 (sf-5.43-1) Copyright (C) 2002-12 by Bruce Allen, http://smartmontools.sourceforge.net === START OF INFORMATION SECTION === Model Family: Seagate Barracuda...
January 14th 17 05:44 PM
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Should I be concerned about this old Seagate SATA 320 GB HDD with itsspin retry counts? by Ant[_3_]
Hi again. My newly installed HD Tune v2.55 (still valid from 2008?) showed a yellow highlighted line for "(0A) Spin Retry Count" row in my old Seagate SATA ST3320620AS HDD. So, I ran GSmartControl v0.8.7 in my updated 64-bit W7 HPE SP1 box to look around: smartctl 5.43 2012-06-30 r3573 ...
January 14th 17 05:48 AM
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Seagate is closing Chinese factory by [email protected]
The old Maxtor plant has stopped production and last worker will be shoved out the door next week. It still has another factory running in China.
January 14th 17 02:03 AM
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why is the cheapest WD 8 TB bare drive on Big River $303 ? by Lynn McGuire[_3_]
Why is the cheapest WD 8 TB bare drive on Big River $303 ? https://www.amazon.com/Red-8TB-Hard-Disk-Drive/dp/B01BYLY4DM/ Do I need to buy an WD 8 TB external drive for $225 and remove the bare drive from it ? ...
January 13th 17 09:54 PM
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installing HD by Linea Recta[_2_]
I bought a cheap replacement for my dying system drive, in my old PC. New drive is refurbished WD1600AWS. (SATA) But before I start tinkering: I can't find any informatio about the master/slave settings? Got the feeling I'm a little behind with new developments...
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January 13th 17 01:46 PM
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Both hdd & ssd can overheat, even with heatsink added. by [email protected]
Each partition storing Windows 7 / 8 / 10 has a File Allocation Table which records location & size of 10000 files, so during installation of Windows, this FAT is written & read 10000 x. This FAT can overheat & malfunction, til installation fails, unless installation ( after copying files from...
January 8th 17 06:32 AM
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"No slowdown in Cerber ransomware activity as 2016 draws to a close" by Lynn McGuire[_3_]
"No slowdown in Cerber ransomware activity as 2016 draws to a close" https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/mmpc/2016/12/21/no-slowdown-in-cerber-ransomware-activity-as-2016-draws-to-a-close/?MC=MSAzure&MC=Windows&MC=SQL&MC=SecSys Oh my ! Lynn
January 5th 17 11:14 AM
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Yet another SMART question by Joseph Katz
Hello folks, I have two WD 500GB Caviar Black drives (WD5002AALX, both over 5 years old) and the one with the OS (muti-booted, various flavors of Windows) is - maybe - displaying some curious SMART numbers in that the "Seek Error Rate" switches infrequently between 0/200/200...
January 5th 17 09:21 AM
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Western Digital Red? by Yousuf Khan[_2_]
Reading through the webpage for this product, it says that it's for NAS systems. How exactly as a hard drive for a NAS different than a regular desktop one? Yousuf Khan
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December 26th 16 05:51 AM
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Video: Skybuck's DreamPC from 2006 boots up strangely by [email protected]
Hello, This video on youtube shows the strange procedure I have to follow to boot up my computer lately: https://youtu.be/oglScNl_jjw This strange problem started occuring after I accidently put the computer into sleep mode, and re-powered the system after the power was cut but the fans had not...
December 21st 16 08:34 PM
by Rod Speed Go to last post
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reset smart data by kevin[_6_]
What serial to usb stick(rx tx) sould i buy from ebay If i want to reset smart from seagate drive?plus software and commands ? --------------= Posted using GrabIt =---------------- ------= Binary Usenet downloading made easy =--------- -= Get GrabIt for free from http://www.shemes.com/ =-
December 13th 16 10:43 PM
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Resizing existing partitions on an external USB2 HDD in Mac OS? by Ant
Hello. Mac OS (Mountain Lion v10.8.5 & Sierra v10.12.1)'s Disk Utility won't let me resize 2 existing partitions (FAT32 & encrypted HFS+ ). I wanted to make its FAT32 partition smaller & HFS+ partition bigger without losing data, redoing from scratch, etc. It doesn't seem to let me. Does its...
December 13th 16 12:07 AM
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Can't format 64 GB USB flash drives as FAT32? by Ant
Hello. I noticed both updated 64bit Windows 7 HPE SP1 & 10 EE won't let me reformat my new 64 GB flash drives as FAT32 (default originally). Their Explorers only gave me NTFS & exFAT. Why no old FAT32? Not everything know exFAT & NTFS. :( Thank you in adance. :) -- Quote of the Week: "Any...
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December 1st 16 10:32 AM
by Mike Tomlinson Go to last post
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Writing to 2 new PNY 64 GB Turbo USB 3.0 flash drives get very slow & pause? by Ant
Hello. Why does writing 4,189 small files, from a downloaded and extracted http://repo.steampowered.com/download/SteamOSInstaller.zip from http://store.steampowered.com/steamos/download/?ver=custom on a SATA HDD, to a new PNY 64 GB Turbo USB 3.0 Flash Drive (formatted as exFAT) get really...
November 27th 16 02:43 AM
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