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“Backblaze Hard Drive Stats for 2018” by Lynn McGuire[_3_]
“Backblaze Hard Drive Stats for 2018” https://www.backblaze.com/blog/hard-drive-stats-for-2018/ “As of December 31, 2018, we had 106,919 spinning hard drives. Of that number, there were 1,965 boot drives and 104,954 data drives. This review looks at the hard drive failure rates for the...
Today 03:56 AM
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Fast way to wipe an external HDD? by Kirk Bubul[_2_]
I have recently acquired 2 new WD My Passport 4 TB external hard drives. I really like their small size, different colors, and the fact that they get their power from the USB 3.0 cable plugged into the USB port on my desktop - no separate power cord and little brick to crawl around plugging into...
Yesterday 04:18 PM
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"SSD 101: How to Upgrade Your Computer With an SSD" by Lynn McGuire[_3_]
"SSD 101: How to Upgrade Your Computer With an SSD" https://www.backblaze.com/blog/ssd-upgrade-guide/ I need to do this at the house pc. Now. Lynn
January 8th 19 10:12 PM
by Lynn McGuire[_3_] Go to last post
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SMART Self-test duplicate logs? by Tom Del Rosso[_6_]
This drive does a long test every 2 weeks or 336 hours, but why does a test sometimes get logged more than once? Model Family: Hitachi Travelstar 5K320 Device Model: Hitachi HTS543216L9SA00 SMART Self-test log structure revision number 1
November 19th 18 11:34 PM
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"Backblaze’s Custom Data Center PDU" by Lynn McGuire[_3_]
"Backblaze’s Custom Data Center PDU" https://www.backblaze.com/blog/backblazes-custom-data-center-pdu/ Neat ! Lynn
November 6th 18 07:36 PM
by Lynn McGuire[_3_] Go to last post
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"Hard Drive Stats for Q3 2018: Less is More" by Lynn McGuire[_3_]
"Hard Drive Stats for Q3 2018: Less is More" https://www.backblaze.com/blog/2018-hard-drive-failire-rates/ "As of September 30, 2018 Backblaze had 99,636 spinning hard drives. Of that number, there were 1,866 boot drives and 97,770 data drives. This review looks at the quarterly and...
October 17th 18 01:28 AM
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"Hard Disk Drive (HDD) vs Solid State Drive (SSD): What’s the Diff?" by Lynn McGuire[_3_]
"Hard Disk Drive (HDD) vs Solid State Drive (SSD): What’s the Diff?" https://www.backblaze.com/blog/hdd-versus-ssd-whats-the-diff/ "If you’re still using a computer with a SATA hard drive, you can see a huge performance increase by switching to an SSD. What’s more, the cost of SSDs has...
September 21st 18 01:50 AM
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"Seagate Announces 14TB Barracuda Pro, IronWolf, And IronWolf Pro" by Lynn McGuire[_3_]
"Seagate Announces 14TB Barracuda Pro, IronWolf, And IronWolf Pro" https://www.tomshardware.com/news/seagate-14tb-hdd-ironwolf-barracuda-pro,37768.html "Seagate's 14TB drives use standard PMR (Perpendicular Magnetic Recording), which has been the industry's recording technology of choice for...
September 15th 18 07:42 PM
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using SAS SSD - what's best config? by [email protected]
I notice with SAS backplanes, you typically have a cage for 6 drives on one side, and two 4-lane cables on the other. So it is sharing bandwith. Maybe suffices for spinning rust, but would this be a problem with SSD? Or should one instead go for a huge drive, such as Seagate Nytro 15 TB? they...
August 26th 18 02:26 AM
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"Intel's first 'ruler' SSD holds 32TB" by Lynn McGuire[_3_]
"Intel's first 'ruler' SSD holds 32TB" https://www.engadget.com/2018/08/10/intels-first-ruler-ssd-holds-32tb/ Good night ! I note that the cost is not stated. Lynn
August 19th 18 03:07 PM
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Mix SAS and SATA drives? by Percival P. Cassidy
This is now an academic question, since the SAS drive that seemed to be about the same price as a same-size SATA one appears to be a refurb. But maybe the answer will be useful later. Is there any disadvantage in mixing SAS and SATA drives on an SAS controller? My FreeNAS machine has all SATA...
August 4th 18 07:13 PM
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ARGOSY - HD363N - Network Storage by BobVal
I have just purchased a Argosy - HD363N Network Storage Enclosure and put in my Maxtor 200 gig drive. This Enclosure connects to your router by RJ45 and allows adding Network storage cheaply. It supports Fat16, Fat32. The problems I am having:
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July 30th 18 07:48 PM
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What's the best way to fully erase external working USB HDDs? by Ant
Hello. What's the best way to fully erase external working USB HDDs? I don't think old classic DBAN can handle external working USB HDDs? Any others to use in Linux, Mac OS, and Windows to reuse the external USB HDD (not broken/dead yet)? -- Quote of the Week: "Ants never sleep." --Ralph Waldo...
July 29th 18 03:52 AM
by Computer Nerd Kev Go to last post
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Is Seagate into the data selling "business" ? by Shadow[_2_]
Bought a 2 TB hard drive. Cloned my offline HD to it, containing all my personal data. Films, photos, passwords, diary, bank details, receipts etc. No illegal stuff, just data I don't want to share with the world. Everyone needs a backup, right ? Two months later it makes a fizzling sound and I get...
July 29th 18 02:44 AM
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How could 192 TB be squeezed on a half-inch tape? by [email protected]
Perusing the future LTO standards, there is LTO-12 192 TB (uncompressed). Currently at LTO-8 with 12 TB. I believe LTO-10 48 TB will happen, but after that seems to be a wish list.
July 27th 18 10:12 AM
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"Hard Drive Stats for Q2 2018" by Lynn McGuire[_3_]
"Hard Drive Stats for Q2 2018" https://www.backblaze.com/blog/hard-drive-stats-for-q2-2018/ "As of June 30, 2018 we had 100,254 spinning hard drives in Backblaze’s data centers. Of that number, there were 1,989 boot drives and 98,265 data drives. This review looks at the quarterly and...
July 24th 18 06:56 PM
by Lynn McGuire[_3_] Go to last post
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5.25" floppy drive to IDE to USB? by Anthony K.
Is it possible to get a vintage 5.25" PC floppy drive connected to a modern PC with no floppy controller and just USB/FireWire inputs? Do IDE 5.25" floppy drives exist? If so, I could drop one into a USB enclosure. Is there an adapter that would let me connect a floppy drive to an IDE...
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June 26th 18 10:00 PM
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Disposing of a hard drive. by Lynn McGuire[_3_]
On 6/15/2018 11:47 AM, Bill Ward wrote: Most hard drives seem quite indestructible. What is the best method of disposal ? I do live on the coast with some 500ft high cliffs nearby. Bill. I hammer a screwdriver into the vent hole. Any contact with a platter destroys the drive. Lynn
June 18th 18 06:42 PM
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claimed SCSI (parallel) speeds by [email protected]
Looking online for SCSI host bus adapters, I saw one supposed to Ultra 160, but is a PCI card (limit 133 megs) So maybe okay for disks, but if you tried an LTO-5 tape drive, ahem would it not flounder?
June 15th 18 02:34 PM
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"HDD vs SSD: What Does the Future for Storage Hold?" by Lynn McGuire[_3_]
"HDD vs SSD: What Does the Future for Storage Hold?" https://www.backblaze.com/blog/ssd-vs-hdd-future-of-storage/ Pretty much what I thought. Lynn
June 14th 18 02:46 AM
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