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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 11:01 AM
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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 10:14 PM
by Lynn McGuire[_3_] Go to last post
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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 12:22 PM
by Ed Light Go to last post
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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 05:15 AM
by Rod Speed Go to last post
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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 03:19 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 05:52 PM
by Nathan Hale Go to last post
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"How to beat ransomwa prevent, don't react" by Lynn McGuire[_3_]
"How to beat ransomwa prevent, don't react" https://blog.malwarebytes.com/101/2016/03/how-to-beat-ransomware-prevent-dont-react/ Lynn
November 1st 16 07:29 PM
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Is it me or are there many unreliable USB flash drives? by Ant
Either I'm having bad luck or USB flash drives suck even with various sizes (e.g., 512 MB to 32 GB), well known brand names (e.g., SanDisk), and cheap/free ones (SP and Patriot ). They don't seems like they don't last longer than a year. I keep them in my drawers, wallets, etc. Some just...
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October 27th 16 04:19 AM
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"What SMART Stats Tell Us About Hard Drives" by Lynn McGuire[_3_]
"What SMART Stats Tell Us About Hard Drives" https://www.backblaze.com/blog/what-smart-stats-indicate-hard-drive-failures/ "What if a hard drive could tell you it was going to fail before it actually did? Is that possible? Each day Backblaze records the SMART stats that are reported by the...
October 25th 16 10:42 PM
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Our office LAN backup has just hit 3 TB by Lynn McGuire[_3_]
Our office LAN backup has just hit 3 TB (as the hard drives manufacturers rate TB). I freshly formatted the backup drive on the CRM file server last Thursday. We have less than 1 TB left of free space on it after a full backup over the weekend (took 3 days to refill the back hard drive). I've...
October 19th 16 05:26 AM
by Rod Speed Go to last post
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Safe to format 4TB to NTFS by Jim[_38_]
I have used EaseUS Partition Master 11.9 to format my WD Green to the NTFS format, is this safe to do (safe as in drive not breaking down, and losing data) or should i format to the GPT format? Jim
October 17th 16 06:22 AM
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What's causing an eSATA external storage drive to disappear from thedrives list? by Yousuf Khan[_2_]
Okay, Windows 10 AU, I'm trying to transfer some stuff off of internal drives to an external drive through an eSATA connection. The external drive is in pretty good health, SMART only finds one bad sector on it, but as I try to copy stuff onto it, it just seems to drop out of the drive list. I...
October 2nd 16 06:07 PM
by Rod Speed Go to last post
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What's the difference between these Seagate drives? by Yousuf Khan[_2_]
They are all 3TB, SATA 6G, 64MB cache, 7200RPM, 3.5" drives from Seagate, just different model numbers, and they have wildly different prices: (1) ST3000DM001, $79.99 (https://is.gd/c6LWYr) (2) ST3000DM008, $94.89 (https://is.gd/2k1DRZ) (3) STBD3000100, $99.99 (https://is.gd/N6Wx3e) (4)...
September 23rd 16 04:54 AM
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"Seagate Introduces a 60TB SSD – Is a 3.6PB Storage Pod Next?" by Lynn McGuire[_2_]
"Seagate Introduces a 60TB SSD – Is a 3.6PB Storage Pod Next?" https://www.backblaze.com/blog/seagate-60tb-ssd-36pb-storage-pod-next/ Wow, welcome to the futu http://www.tomshardware.com/news/seagate-ssd-60tb-sas-flash,32426.html And I did not realize that Samsung had released a 16...
September 20th 16 05:08 PM
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is my C drive dying? by Linea Recta[_2_]
My PC had always been very sluggish compared to my old laptop. When reading a PC magazine I read an article about Crystal diskinfo. Decided to download the portable version ans ran it on the laptop: diagnose OK. Decided to run it also on the PC: WARNING for the C drive! (see below) Is my C drive...
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September 17th 16 08:36 AM
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I fouled up both the clone and the original! by micky
This is a better-organized version of a post I made in other groups, but I need more answers and I can't post to 5 groups at once. This is mostly about NTFS partitions, I think, even though I was running Vista. (I'm running a bare-bones version of 10 now.) I have managed to screw up my clone...
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September 16th 16 05:06 AM
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"Backing Up for Small Business" by Lynn McGuire[_3_]
"Backing Up for Small Business" https://www.backblaze.com/blog/backing-up-for-small-business/ "Here’s another sobering statistic: Lots of businesses never backup their data. One-third, according to one recent survey. Talk about flying without a net! What’s worse, almost half of all...
September 12th 16 04:03 AM
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What's a good portable reliable external 2.5" USB HDD to get thesedays? by Ant[_3_]
Hello. It looks like this 6 years old 500 GB Seagate FreeAgent Go HDD is dying according to GMsmartControl v0.8.7's extended test results on a very old, updated Windows XP Pro SP3 (couldn't do SMART tests on 2 MBPs): http://paste2.org/z1Kv4Vpk ... Are there any current good low cost ones from...
August 21st 16 03:05 PM
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"Ransomware Gang Claims Fortune 500 Company Hired Them to Hack theCompetition" by Lynn McGuire[_2_]
"Ransomware Gang Claims Fortune 500 Company Hired Them to Hack the Competition" http://motherboard.vice.com/read/ransomware-gang-claims-fortune-500-company-hired-them-to-hack-the-competition I am shocked, shocked to hear that this is happening ! Lynn
August 21st 16 12:06 AM
by Shadow[_2_] Go to last post
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"Hard Drive Stats for Q2 2016" by Lynn McGuire[_2_]
"Hard Drive Stats for Q2 2016" https://www.backblaze.com/blog/hard-drive-failure-rates-q2-2016/ "Q2 2016 saw Backblaze: introduce 8TB drives into our drive mix, kickoff a pod-to-vault migration of over 6.5 Petabytes of data, cross over 250 Petabytes of data stored, and deploy another 7,290...
August 12th 16 12:50 AM
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