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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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BenQ FuQ ! by [email protected]
The 2018 award for biggest piece of junk in the history of electronics goes to BenQ !!! For producing one of the most useless garbage cd/dvd rom reader/writer drives I have ever seen ! 1. First the drive started to fail to open and close. 2. Now it completely blocks the drive. Even pulling or...
June 8th 18 05:04 PM
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"The Helium Factor and Hard Drive Failure Rates" by Lynn McGuire[_3_]
"The Helium Factor and Hard Drive Failure Rates" https://www.backblaze.com/blog/helium-filled-hard-drive-failure-rates/ "In November 2013, the first commercially available helium-filled hard drive was introduced by HGST, a Western Digital subsidiary. The 6 TB drive was not only unique in...
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May 24th 18 04:43 PM
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I think I've solved my Spin Retry Count problem by Yousuf Khan[_2_]
I have stated previously that I have an older drive that seems to get a lot of Spin Retry Counts in SMART, but other than that it's rock solid: it has outlasted a whole bunch of newer drives that were previously giving no error messages whatsoever in SMART. Well, it looks like I've now also...
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May 21st 18 05:44 AM
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hardware questions by Linea Recta[_2_]
This is about the phone Samsung Galaxy S4 mini. I got it second hand. It came with a small mains plug shaped adaptor which connects to the phone with a USB cable. This cable has a "normal" USB plug on one side and a mini plug on the other side. This cable is very short. I have a longer cable with...
May 10th 18 04:06 PM
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“Hard Drive Stats for Q1 2018” by Lynn McGuire[_3_]
“Hard Drive Stats for Q1 2018” https://www.backblaze.com/blog/hard-drive-stats-for-q1-2018/ “As of March 31, 2018 we had 100,110 spinning hard drives. Of that number, there were 1,922 boot drives and 98,188 data drives. This review looks at the quarterly and lifetime statistics for the...
May 1st 18 08:05 PM
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"Holographic data storage could cram 1,000 DVDs onto a 4-in squarefilm" by Lynn McGuire[_3_]
"Holographic data storage could cram 1,000 DVDs onto a 4-in square film" https://newatlas.com/holographic-data-storage-film/54117/ So, 8.5 TB on a holographic device ? I think that I have heard this song before. Lynn
April 10th 18 11:39 PM
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In celebration of World Backup Day, March 31 by Lynn McGuire[_3_]
In celebration of World Backup Day, March 31, I will be changing our next to last 4 TB internal backup hard drive for a 8 TB hard drive stripped from an external USB drive. https://www.backblaze.com/blog/world-backup-day-2018-backing-up-the-world/ I ordered another WD 8 TB external USB drive...
March 30th 18 12:20 AM
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why be mobile "performance" HDD smaller capacity? by [email protected]
I had a laptop with 2 WD Scorpio Black drives, and it seemed quite impressive. That was only 750 GB. Seagate's rival Barracuda Pro goes up to 1000 GB. Whereas a plain 2.5 inch drive goes up to a 2 TB from WD, and a fat 5 TB from Seagate. What is compromised to get the speed?
March 25th 18 12:19 PM
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"Nimbus Data's 100TB ExaDrive Is the World's Largest SSD" by Lynn McGuire[_3_]
"Nimbus Data's 100TB ExaDrive Is the World's Largest SSD" https://www.pcmag.com/news/359941/nimbus-datas-100tb-exadrive-is-the-worlds-largest-ssd "A company called Nimbus Data just unveiled what it's calling the "world's largest solid state drive" – the ExaDrive DC100, which offers 100TB of...
March 21st 18 07:39 PM
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Do you stress test your new drives? by Ant
Just wondering. My friend does. I wonder if I should do that too. Thank you in advance. :) -- Quote of the Week: "Ants never sleep." --Ralph Waldo Emerson, poet Note: A fixed width font (Courier, Monospace, etc.) is required to see this signature correctly. /\___/\ ...
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March 16th 18 11:31 PM
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LAN backups by Lynn McGuire[_3_]
Speaking of LAN backups, our office LAN backup is at 4 TB and growing at 100 GB a month. I still use three internal backup drives, two are WD 4 TB green drives and one is a WD 8 TB white drive ripped out of an external drive. The 4 TB drives only have 200 GB of free space and have been...
March 15th 18 06:08 PM
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"HDD vs SSD: What Does the Future for Storage Hold? — Part 2" by Lynn McGuire[_3_]
"HDD vs SSD: What Does the Future for Storage Hold? — Part 2" https://www.backblaze.com/blog/hdd-vs-ssd-in-data-centers/ "Western Digital claims that its competing microwave-assisted magnetic recording (MAMR) could enable drive capacity to increase up to 40TB by the year 2025." Lynn
March 14th 18 07:48 PM
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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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March 4th 18 06:03 PM
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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 03:41 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 06:43 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 05:34 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 05:04 AM
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