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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 06:44 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 06:48 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 03:03 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 10:54 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 02:46 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 07:32 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 12:14 PM
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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 10:21 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 06:51 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 09:34 PM
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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 11:43 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 01:07 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 11:32 AM
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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 03:43 AM
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Problematic SSD or problematic user by DMP[_6_]
I bought a Crucial MX100 and used it as my primary drive in a homebuilt PC, that at the time was Windows 7. During the upgrade between Win8 & 8.1, something went very wrong and drive became unusable and it would not boot. I remove it from the PC and just now decided to give it another go,...
November 23rd 16 12:01 PM
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"Hard Drive Stats for Q3 2016: Less is More" by Lynn McGuire[_3_]
"Hard Drive Stats for Q3 2016: Less is More" https://www.backblaze.com/blog/hard-drive-failure-rates-q3-2016/ "In our last report for Q2 2016, we counted 68,813 spinning hard drives in operation. For Q3 2016 we have 67,642 drives, or 1,171 fewer hard drives. Stop, put down that Twitter...
November 15th 16 11:14 PM
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USB 3.0 card in a PCI slot worth it? by mike
I'm considering putting a USB 3.0 card in my Dell Optiplex 360 (XP, LINUX, win10 and win7 test system) to upgrade the attached backup hard drive. All the PCI-e slots are occupied. All the cheap cards are PCI-e. If the PCI slot is going to throttle the USB 3.0 performance, I should abort. I've...
November 15th 16 01:22 PM
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What are good 2TB drives these days? by Yousuf Khan[_2_]
I got a 1TB drive in my system. It's had some recoverable bad sectors on it already, and it's getting a little full anyways. So thinking of upgrading and replacing it with a 2TB. Any specific brands or models to avoid or to look for? Yousuf Khan
November 13th 16 06:15 AM
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Disk Utility was unable to repair external USB2 HDD's Time Machine partition? by Ant
Hello. My client is having problem with his USB2 500 GB Seagate FreeAgent Go from early 2010. It has 2 partitions: FAT32 and encrypted HFS (mostly Time Machine's backups). After connecting and entering his valid password successfully, it takes a minute to mount and then a message that said "OS...
November 9th 16 04:19 AM
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Having some hanging issues when doing something on disk by Yousuf Khan[_2_]
Recently started noticing that whenever I do something like create a new file folder or sometimes even start a program, Windows 10 just hangs. While looking at if anything is busy during this time, CPU utilization seems normal and low, and disk activity is also normal and low. I can't seem to...
November 6th 16 06:52 PM
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