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"Hard Drive Reliability Review for 2015" by Lynn McGuire[_2_]
"Hard Drive Reliability Review for 2015" https://www.backblaze.com/blog/hard-drive-reliability-q4-2015/ "By the end of 2015, the Backblaze datacenter had 56,224 spinning hard drives containing customer data. These hard drives reside in 1,249 Backblaze Storage Pods. By comparison 2015 began...
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March 19th 16 08:56 PM
by Rod Speed Go to last post
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A dying HDD in a very old 15" MacBook Pro from 2008? by Ant[_3_]
Hi. I noticed a client's 15" MacBook Pro responding slowly, locked up with Firefox and couldn't kill it, and shut down. Even booting up after doing a force shut down with the power button was slow. I decided to check the internal HDD with SMARTReporter v2.7.3 (green and pass results, but...
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March 15th 16 01:35 PM
by Mr. Man-wai Chang Go to last post
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WD 8 TB external drive by Lynn McGuire[_2_]
There is now an WD 8 TB external single drive for sale for $250: http://www.amazon.com/Book-Desktop-External-Drive-WDBFJK0060HBK-NESN/dp/B00KU686HI/ Amazing! Lynn
March 14th 16 08:33 PM
by Mark Perkins Go to last post
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"Ransomware Visits Backblaze" by Lynn McGuire[_2_]
"Ransomware Visits Backblaze" https://www.backblaze.com/blog/cryptowall-ransomware-recovery/ Chilling, welcome to the future. This is why I backup our entire LAN to three different devices each day. I also backup our entire LAN to seven rotating external hard drives, each once every seven...
March 12th 16 04:49 PM
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Cloning Encrypted C: Drive? (Kind of an OT questtion) by Cornelis Tromp
In article Anonymous wrote: Nathan Hale: I have my C: drive encrypted with True Crypt. If I make a clone of this drive, will the clone, when substituted for the present C: work the same as the original C: containing True Crypt,...
February 28th 16 06:24 AM
by Cornelis Tromp Go to last post
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Silicon Power 32 GB USB flash drive gets hot and has speed problems? by Ant
Hello. I have a 32 GB Silicon Power (SP) USB flash drive that gets very hot and gets really slow. I don't know if it is a hardware issue or something else. I formatted it with Mac's HFS+ with journals as a single partition. I copied lots of files and stuff for a few hours, but noticed it is...
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February 20th 16 03:00 AM
by Jolly Roger[_3_] Go to last post
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Best software to securely erase USB flash drives these days? by Ant
Hello. What are you guys using to securely erase USB flash drives these days? I don't want to physically destroy them, but give them to others to reuse. Thank you in advance. :) -- Quote of the Week: "Yeah, what's left of it. I was in the militia -- national guard... That's good! Wasn't any...
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February 20th 16 01:31 AM
by David Brown[_4_] Go to last post
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No parameter DisableDeleteNotify in my Vista 64 fsutil command by Iusfetstrazasola
I changed the HDD with a 128 Corsair ssd in my Compaq CG60 laptop equipped with original Windows Vista 32 (all updates applied) and I tried to run the suggested comnmand for SSD drive: fsutil behavior set DisableDeleteNotify 0 but the parameter "DisableDeleteNotify" seems or better is unknown...
February 11th 16 05:55 PM
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awesome prices on Samsung SSDs, good as Intel? by Lynn McGuire[_2_]
Samsung 500 GB for $153, 1 TB SSD for $299 and 2 TB for $649, unfreaking real. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00OBRE5UE Are these good SSDs? As good as Intel? Thanks, Lynn
February 9th 16 02:31 AM
by Mark Perkins Go to last post
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[FW] Seagate sued over alleged 'defective' drives by Mr. Man-wai Chang
http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/columnist/baig/2016/02/02/seagate-sued-over-alleged-defective-drives/79714384/ NEW YORK—Hard drive maker Seagate Technologies is facing a class action law suit surrounding drives that plaintiffs allege "were defective and failed prematurely at spectacularly...
February 4th 16 11:14 PM
by Computer Nerd Kev Go to last post
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new Optane SSDs coming by Lynn McGuire[_2_]
"Intel's blazingly fast Optane SSDs are heading for gaming PCs soon" http://www.techradar.com/us/news/computing-components/storage/intel-s-blazingly-fast-optane-ssds-are-heading-for-gaming-pcs-soon-1309371 "According to Intel, it represents the biggest memory breakthrough since NAND flash was...
February 2nd 16 07:24 PM
by Lynn McGuire[_2_] Go to last post
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Can't have both encrypted Mac's HFS+ & MS W7 EE SP1's BitLocker NTFS? by Ant
Hi. I'm having problems with my 2 MS partitions in my external USB 2 TB WD Green HDD. I wanted to have 2 encrypted partitions (W7 EE SP1's BitLocker NTFS and HFS) and an unencrypted FAT (tried both FAT32 and exFAT). I had no problems (mak/creat)ing them. The problem is that Mac OS X v10.10.5...
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February 1st 16 02:15 AM
by Ant Go to last post
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the NSA stores 1,000,000,000 times the data than the STASI by [email protected]
at least we can make jokes about the STASI http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2380936/Stasi-style-How-East-Germanys-secret-police-dressed-agents-ensure-infiltrate-lives-suspects.html
January 30th 16 08:32 AM
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"Storage Pod 5.0 Hack: One Power Supply" by Lynn McGuire[_2_]
"Storage Pod 5.0 Hack: One Power Supply" https://www.backblaze.com/blog/storage-pod-5-0-hack/ Nice! A 180 TB server for under $10,000. Lynn
January 25th 16 01:29 PM
by Mr. Man-wai Chang Go to last post
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Windows backup software by Yousuf Khan[_2_]
I've been using Macrium Reflect for a long time. A friend of mine wants to start backing up his system disk, so I had suggested Macrium Reflect to him as well. Don't want to keep using the Free Edition indefinitely, so wanted to buy a license. Found out that the price of Macrium has gone up...
January 18th 16 01:51 PM
by Yousuf Khan[_2_] Go to last post
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What wears out in an HDD? by Micky
What wears out in an HDD? Is it only the tone arm that breaks? or can the bearings the platter rides on break??? Good watches use jewels, rubies, as bearings; and cheap watches use metal. What do hard drives use? I googled but couldn't find much about this. Does the spindle really ride on...
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January 18th 16 07:02 AM
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life of inactive old hard drive ? by [email protected]
I had stored some drives from old PCs, removed about 1999-2000. They were wrapped in anti-static bags, put in a metal box, which was placed in a cool dry place. My ex-wife wanted some data off one of those drives, but when I plugged it in, it just went clunk, and I couldn't read it. Disk diagnostic...
December 31st 15 01:50 AM
by Ed Light Go to last post
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BackBlaze Storage Pod 5.0 - 180 TB by Lynn McGuire[_2_]
BackBlaze Storage Pod 5.0 - 180 TB cloud server: https://www.backblaze.com/blog/cloud-storage-hardware/ I wonder when they will transition to 6 TB drives? Lynn
December 25th 15 11:20 PM
by Lynn McGuire[_2_] Go to last post
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"B2 Cloud Storage Opens Public Beta" by Lynn McGuire[_2_]
"B2 Cloud Storage Opens Public Beta" https://www.backblaze.com/blog/b2-cloud-storage-public-beta/ "In case you’re new to B2 Cloud Storage, it is a service that enables developers, IT people, and everyone else to store data in the cloud. Often referred to as Infrastructure-as-a-Service...
December 24th 15 01:14 AM
by Tom Del Rosso[_6_] Go to last post
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Seagate 6TB SATA drives -- ST6000DM001 vs. ST6000DX000 by Percival P. Cassidy
I have some 6TB Seagate drives that were bought in their "retail packaging" as STBD6000100, but the drives themselves are identified as ST6000DX000. The 6TB "bare" drives are advertised as ST6000DM001. (I don't have any to check to see how they are identified internally) Is there really any...
November 25th 15 04:10 PM
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