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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...
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Yesterday 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...
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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...
May 10th 18 04:06 PM
by O. Udeman Go to last post
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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...
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...
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...
March 30th 18 12:20 AM
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why be mobile "performance" HDD smaller capacity? by pedro14[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...
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...
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,...
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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...
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...
March 14th 18 07:48 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
March 6th 18 06:21 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...
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March 4th 18 06:03 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...
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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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"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...
December 18th 17 04:12 AM
by Lynn McGuire[_3_] Go to last post
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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...
November 23rd 17 06:27 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,...
November 14th 17 05:46 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...
November 9th 17 12:43 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...
October 30th 17 10:13 AM
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