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"Confirmed: Garmin received decryptor for WastedLockerransomware" by Roger Blake[_2_]
On 2020-08-04, Lynn McGuire wrote: "After a four day outage, Garmin suddenly announced that they were starting to restore services, and it made us suspect that they paid the ransom to receive a decryptor." "Garmin refused, though, to comment any...
August 7th 20 02:21 PM
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"Western Digital releases new 18TB, 20TB EAMR drives" by Lynn McGuire[_3_]
"Western Digital releases new 18TB, 20TB EAMR drives" https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2020/07/western-digital-releases-new-18tb-20tb-eamr-drives/ "EAMR offers similar density gains to HAMR and MAMR, with less exotic tech." Wow, that reminds of the good old Prime mini days with the $250,000...
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August 7th 20 12:38 AM
by Lynn McGuire[_3_] Go to last post
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Win 10 v2004 keeps trying to optimize SSD's? by Yousuf Khan[_2_]
According to this video: https://youtu.be/ffHIY6pOJUk Win 10 v2004 has a bug in it where it keeps coming back after every reboot and it says that the SSD needs to be reoptimized again. But it realizes that it's an SSD, it's not actually running a defrag on the drive, all it's doing is running...
June 27th 20 11:51 AM
by Yousuf Khan[_2_] Go to last post
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who would buy Exo 15E900: 15,000 RPM only 900 GB by [email protected]
So it does 300 MB/s, whereas the bigger enterprise disks only reach 250 MB/s I imagine this would be used as a fast temp disk that gets a good thrashing, but then wouldn't you have an SSD for that?
June 26th 20 09:58 AM
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"Firm Seeks Class Action Suit Over WD’s SMR Hard Drives" by Lynn McGuire[_3_]
"Firm Seeks Class Action Suit Over WD’s SMR Hard Drives" https://www.tomshardware.com/news/wd-class-action-lawsuit-smr-hard-drive "Hattis & Lukacs, a class-action firm, has begun soliciting plaintiffs for a potential class-action lawsuit against hard drive maker Western Digital (WD) for...
May 30th 20 04:21 PM
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Do you think the days of the hard drive is finally over? by Yousuf Khan[_2_]
So Seagate and other makers are getting ready to introduce 20 TB HDD's to the market. According to Seagate, its fastest drives are capable of sustained 250 MB/s transfers (if you believe them). It would take 30+ hours to entirely fill such a drive with data at maximum speed! Is that too much...
May 18th 20 11:11 PM
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"Backblaze Hard Drive Stats Q1 2020" by Lynn McGuire[_3_]
"Backblaze Hard Drive Stats Q1 2020" https://www.backblaze.com/blog/backblaze-hard-drive-stats-q1-2020/ "At the end of Q1 2020, Backblaze was using 129,959 hard drives to store customer data. For our evaluation we remove from consideration those drives that were used for testing purposes and...
May 13th 20 09:48 PM
by Neill Massello[_3_] Go to last post
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Why is this folder so slow? by Yousuf Khan[_2_]
I have a folder on one of my SSD drives that takes 8 to 10 hours to back up. It is only about 1.4 GB, but it is allocated 2.4 GB of space altogether, and there are 580,000 files here. Indicates that per file it's using up a little bit over half of a cluster on average. File system is...
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May 13th 20 12:04 AM
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What is "AC" with old hard disk? by Martin Leese
Hi, I am transferring an old hard disk (20 Gbyte Maxtor D740X) from an old PC to a newer one (Dell Dimension 3000). On the old machine the disk was the boot drive, and so was configured as the Master device. On the newer machine it will be a Slave device. I have the "Jumper, CHS, and Install...
April 29th 20 09:07 PM
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Don't get Shingled by SMR by David Lesher
A cautionary tale: https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2020/04/caveat-emptor-smr-disks-are-being-submarined-into-unexpected-channels/ Buyer beware~that 2TB-6TB "NAS" drive you've been eyeing might be SMR Hard drives were already bad at random access I/O~but SMR disks are worse.
April 24th 20 11:46 PM
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Do SSD's lose performance as they age? by Yousuf Khan[_2_]
My oldest SATA SSD (which is also my boot drive) is not showing the same kind of performance it did when it was new. I only discovered it recently after buying a new secondary SATA SSD, which I benchmarked, and then as a comparison I compared it against the older one. The new one is showing a...
April 9th 20 07:41 AM
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"How Reliable are SSDs?" by Lynn McGuire[_3_]
"How Reliable are SSDs?" https://www.backblaze.com/blog/how-reliable-are-ssds/ "What’s not to love about solid state drives (SSDs)? They are faster than conventional hard disk drives (HDDs), more compact, have no moving parts, are immune to magnetic fields, and can withstand more shocks...
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April 5th 20 04:22 PM
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"Exabyte Unlocked" by Lynn McGuire[_3_]
"Exabyte Unlocked" https://www.backblaze.com/blog/exabyte-unlocked/ "We’ve reached 1." "Or, by another measurement, we’ve reached 1,000,000,000,000,000,000." "Yes, today, we’re announcing that we are storing 1 exabyte of customer data."
March 26th 20 08:44 PM
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"Hard Drive Stats for 2019" by Lynn McGuire[_3_]
"Hard Drive Stats for 2019" https://www.backblaze.com/blog/hard-drive-stats-for-2019/ "As of December 31, 2019, Backblaze had 124,956 spinning hard drives. Of that number, there were 2,229 boot drives and 122,658 data drives. This review looks at the hard drive failure rates for the data...
February 11th 20 08:39 PM
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"Drive Stats Update" by Lynn McGuire[_3_]
"Drive Stats Update" https://www.backblaze.com/blog/drive-stats-update/ "What we’re seeing in our fleet right now is a higher-than-typical failure rate among some of our 12TB Seagate drives." Uh-oh. Lynn
January 30th 20 11:28 PM
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SeaTools Bootable USB *NOT IMPRESSED* by [email protected]
I have used the Seatools for DOS burnt to a CD for yonks. But sometimes it floundered with new hardware, either not seeing any disk drives, or keyboard not working. So got the new SeaTools bootable creator and put it on a USB thumb drive. It booted up on a system where the old CD was no good, and...
January 27th 20 01:09 PM
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IS this the normal shut down sound a Seagate Barracuda HD makes by Sam
It only happens when I shut down Windows. Should I go into the bios and shut down from there, it's not present. However, I had the same harsh sound about 6 years ago with another Seagate connected via a dock. The audio file is he https://gofile.io/?c=GmmM8z
January 12th 20 09:44 PM
by Computer Nerd Kev Go to last post
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Provided to you: Zipdisk Drive Drivers for MS-DOS, W95, Windows NT,Version 5.3, Very rare ! by [email protected]
This could be of some use to IBM-PC compatible systems ;): Hello, I have successfully virtualized the floppy disk that came with my IOMega Zipdisk Drive Parallel Port version. The idea was to transfer data via this zipdrive without using network technology. The idea was to download the...
January 7th 20 07:24 PM
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Should I Secure Erase my SSD before sending it back for warranty? by Yousuf Khan[_2_]
The reason I ask is that the utility that came with the SSD says that there is a possibility that if you use the secure erase feature that it will lockup the whole drive. So should I secure erase or just delete the partition and that should be sufficient? I don't want the manufacturer blaming...
December 2nd 19 10:15 PM
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Xpost from cctalk: Disposing: IBM Microchannel cards, for free by Grant Taylor
Guy sent the following post to the cctalk mailing list: --8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8-- I'm clearing out some old stuff. These are free (but you pay postage) if anyone wants them. Catch: they are in Sydney Australia. --------------------------- Digital...
November 25th 19 02:15 AM
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