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"Backblaze Hard Drive Stats for 2017" by Lynn McGuire[_3_]
"Backblaze Hard Drive Stats for 2017" https://www.backblaze.com/blog/hard-drive-stats-for-2017/ "At the end of Q4 2017 Backblaze was monitoring 91,305 hard drives used to store data." Yup, I'll be staying with WDC for the 5 to 10 spinning drives that I buy each year. Lynn
February 21st 18 04:41 AM
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“500 Petabytes And Counting” by Lynn McGuire[_3_]
“500 Petabytes And Counting” https://www.backblaze.com/blog/500-petabytes-and-counting/ “It seems like only yesterday that we crossed the 350 petabyte mark. It was actually June 2017, but boy have we been growing since. In October 2017 we crossed 400 petabytes. Today, we’re proud to...
February 1st 18 07:43 PM
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Why is a smaller folder taking longer to be backed up than a largerone? by Yousuf Khan[_2_]
Okay, so I do daily Macrium file backups of my entire User folder, with monthly fulls at the beginning of each month. All except one specific subfolder which takes longer than all of the rest of the User folder combined to backup. So I've excluded it, and I back it up in a separate backup job...
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January 11th 18 06:34 AM
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Multi-actuator hard drives from Seagate by Percival P. Cassidy
http://www.tomshardware.com/news/hdd-multi-actuator-heads-seagate,36132.html
December 20th 17 06:04 AM
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"What is HAMR and How Does It Enable the High-Capacity Needs of theFuture?" by Lynn McGuire[_3_]
"What is HAMR and How Does It Enable the High-Capacity Needs of the Future?" https://www.backblaze.com/blog/hamr-hard-drives/ "During Q4, Backblaze deployed 100 petabytes worth of Seagate hard drives to our data centers. The newly deployed Seagate 10 and 12 TB drives are doing well and will...
December 18th 17 05:12 AM
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Do those disk wipe utilities make a difference in an SSD? by Yousuf Khan[_2_]
I've been wondering does it even make sense to have a disk or file wipe utility in an SSD? Written data doesn't even get written to the same blocks that the previously read data was in an SSD. So basically, all old data still exists until the Trim command is executed, even if you try a wipe of...
November 23rd 17 07:27 PM
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SSD health check utilities? by Percival P. Cassidy
I installed a 128GB mSATA SSD in a ThinkPad T430 to use for HD caching and for hibernation. HDSentinel shows its health as 82%. SSDLife, on the other hand, shows it as 100% healthy. Which should I believe? Perce
November 14th 17 06:46 AM
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xkcd, "Digital Resource Lifespan" by Yousuf Khan[_2_]
On 30/10/2017 11:36 PM, Lynn McGuire wrote: xkcd, "Digital Resource Lifespan" https://xkcd.com/1909/ Wow, Randall nailed it ! I have been wondering about the lifespan of digital formats. This is why I store our LAN backups as mirror images on hard drives. And worry about the...
November 13th 17 08:39 AM
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we replaced one of our two WD 150 GB Velocirartors today by Lynn McGuire[_3_]
As a matter of note, we replaced one of our two WD 150 GB Velocirartors today. It has over 70,000 operating hours on it. Pretty good for a hot little drive turning at 10,000 rpm. Lynn
November 9th 17 01:43 AM
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“Big hard disks may be breaking the bathtub curve” by Lynn McGuire[_3_]
“Big hard disks may be breaking the bathtub curve” https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2017/10/big-hard-disks-may-be-breaking-the-bathtub-curve/ “1,240 10+TB hard disks installed, and not a single one has gone bad.” Lynn
October 30th 17 11:13 AM
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Backblaze, "Hard Drive Stats for Q3 2017" by Lynn McGuire[_3_]
Backblaze, "Hard Drive Stats for Q3 2017" https://www.backblaze.com/blog/hard-drive-failure-rates-q3-2017/ "In Q3 2017, Backblaze introduced both 10 TB and 12 TB hard drives into our data centers, we continued to retire 3 TB and 4 TB hard drives to increase storage density, and we added over...
October 27th 17 02:13 AM
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WD 12 TB hard drive for $604 by Lynn McGuire[_3_]
You can now buy a 12 Tb drive for $604: https://www.amazon.com/Gold-12TB-Enterprise-Class-Drive/dp/B075L6FJH8/ Amazing ! Lynn
October 13th 17 10:10 PM
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"Yes, Backblaze Just Ordered 100 Petabytes of Hard Drives" by Lynn McGuire[_3_]
"Yes, Backblaze Just Ordered 100 Petabytes of Hard Drives" https://www.backblaze.com/blog/400-petabytes-cloud-storage/ Now I know why the 8 TB and 10 TB drives are in short supply. Between Backblaze and the NSA, not many are left for us common folks. Lynn
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October 13th 17 11:04 AM
by Ed Light Go to last post
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No RPM given? by Yousuf Khan[_2_]
Looking at this model of Seagate 4TB drive, the ST4000DM005, and I can't find the RPM for it anywhere. Is this a new thing with drive manufacturers, not revealing the drive speed? http://www.seagate.com/www-content/product-content/barracuda-fam/barracuda-new/en-us/docs/100804656b.pdf
September 27th 17 08:29 PM
by Percival P. Cassidy Go to last post
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"Hard Drive Stats for Q2 2017" by Lynn McGuire[_3_]
"Hard Drive Stats for Q2 2017" https://www.backblaze.com/blog/hard-drive-failure-stats-q2-2017/ "Since our last report for Q1 2017, we have added 635 additional hard drives to bring us to the 83,151 drives we’ll focus on. In Q1 we added over 10,000 new drives to the mix, so adding just 635...
September 8th 17 07:09 PM
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Some observations from Backblaze Q1 stats. by Percival P. Cassidy
https://www.backblaze.com/blog/hard-drive-failure-rates-q1-2017/ 1. Seagate ST6000DX000 6TB "desktop" drives -- seem to be significantly more reliable than the WD 6TB WD60EFRX NAS drives 2. Seagate 8TB ST8000DM002 "desktop" drives
August 28th 17 08:19 PM
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how to get my 8 TB bare drive out of the WD 8 TB USB external drive by Lynn McGuire[_3_]
I just figured out how to get my 8 TB bare drive out of the WD 8 TB USB external drive to work in a pc as a backup drive. The drive was formatted exFAT which hung the file server pc boot for some reason. I put the USB daughter board back on the bare drive and hooked it up to my office pc. It...
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August 25th 17 09:31 PM
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"200 Petabytes of Customer Data and Counting" by Lynn McGuire[_2_]
"200 Petabytes of Customer Data and Counting" https://www.backblaze.com/blog/200-petabytes-of-customer-data-and-counting/ Amazing! Lynn
August 24th 17 09:49 PM
by Lynn McGuire[_3_] Go to last post
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WD1600YS is not 160GB by [email protected]
I have a WD1600YS disk, and try to clone it to another WD 160 GB disk, but Clonezilla tells me that it is 165 GB! So look at the label, it says 160 GB, but also 321672960 LBA. Then look at other WD drives in the junk shelf, and they are 312581808 LBA. So first world problem, I complain I got a few...
August 19th 17 01:40 AM
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new WD Blue SSD 500 GB drive for $150 by Lynn McGuire[_3_]
Has anyone tried the new WD Blue SSD 500 GB drive for $150 ? I have a WD 1 TB Caviar Black at home but I am ready for SSD speed. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01LWQ9LYV/ Lynn
August 13th 17 01:53 PM
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