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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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"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...
March 8th 20 09:01 AM
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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
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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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Seagate plans 50TB spinning rust by 2026 by Percival P. Cassidy
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November 23rd 19 06:17 AM
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"Backblaze Hard Drive Stats Q3 2019" by Lynn McGuire[_3_]
"Backblaze Hard Drive Stats Q3 2019" https://www.backblaze.com/blog/backblaze-hard-drive-stats-q3-2019/ "As of September 30, 2019, Backblaze had 115,151 spinning hard drives spread across four data centers on two continents. Of that number, there were 2,098 boot drives and 113,053 data...
November 12th 19 10:26 PM
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“Raising Prices is Hard” by Lynn McGuire[_3_]
“Raising Prices is Hard” https://www.backblaze.com/blog/raising-prices-is-hard/ Man, they are so right. And there is always the question that should one be lowering prices. Lynn
September 30th 19 06:01 AM
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"Petabytes on a Budget: 10 Years and Counting" by Lynn McGuire[_3_]
"Petabytes on a Budget: 10 Years and Counting" https://www.backblaze.com/blog/petabytes-on-a-budget-10-years-and-counting/ "It has been 10 years since Backblaze introduced our Storage Pod to the world. In September 2009, we announced our hulking, eye-catching, red 4U storage server equipped...
September 24th 19 08:51 PM
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"An Inside Look at the Backblaze Storage Pod Museum" by Lynn McGuire[_3_]
"An Inside Look at the Backblaze Storage Pod Museum" https://www.backblaze.com/blog/backblaze-storage-pod-museum/ From 45 TB in a storage pod to today's 840 TB in a storage pod. Amazing. Lynn
August 17th 19 07:59 AM
by Tom Del Rosso[_6_] Go to last post
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"Backblaze Hard Drive Stats Q2 2019" by Lynn McGuire[_3_]
"Backblaze Hard Drive Stats Q2 2019" https://www.backblaze.com/blog/hard-drive-stats-q2-2019/ "As of June 30, 2019, Backblaze had 110,640 spinning hard drives in our ever-expanding cloud storage ecosystem. Of that number, there were 1,980 boot drives and 108,660 data drives. This review...
August 6th 19 08:14 PM
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S.M.A.R.T. reports bad sectors, but badblocks no errors? by Percival P. Cassidy
What should I make of a drive for which S.M.A.R.T. reports 8 bad sectors (a single 4K block, I assume), but badblocks reports no errors on a read-write test? Perce
July 3rd 19 12:10 AM
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External drives may contain refurbished drives! by Percival P. Cassidy
I just read a piece by BackBlaze discussing the best kinds of drives to use for various purposes, and I noticed that they claim that external drives *may* contain refurbished drives! This could account for the reports on Amazon that the drives inside a certain Seagate external drive had an...
June 28th 19 12:50 AM
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What's inside a WD Essentials external drive? by Percival P. Cassidy
You won't know until you shuck it: Amazon reviews and answers to questions concerning WD Essentials USB3 external drives show that what's inside may vary -- some "white label," some HGST datacenter drives -- perhaps depending on what they had a surplus of at any particular time (and are some of...
June 18th 19 08:18 PM
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So many online reviews are a mess by Percival P. Cassidy
It's occurred to me that now, with such vendors as Amazon and NewEgg listing items that are actually sold by other vendors, it's impossible to be sure to what items a review is referring: is the review of a brand-new item, a used item, an open-box item, or a used but refurbished/renewed item?...
June 16th 19 10:54 PM
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(Un)Reliable vendors of "renewed/"refurbished" drives? by Percival P. Cassidy
I'm considering buying some "renewed/"refurbished" drives -- typically "enterprise" models that presumably have been replaced according to a "just in case" schedule. Are there vendors of such drives with particularly good or particularly bad reputations? Perce
June 15th 19 02:15 AM
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