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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...
Yesterday 09:06 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"...
Yesterday 02:15 AM
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My latest Seagate HDD longevity report by Percival P. Cassidy
An ST2000DM001 that has clocked up a smidgeon under 5 years (3 years longer than its warranty) of 24/7/365 operation in my FreeNAS machine has just reported...
June 14th 19 10:40 PM
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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*...
June 6th 19 01:38 AM
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"These Aren’t Your Ordinary Data Centers" by Lynn McGuire[_3_]
"These Aren’t Your Ordinary Data Centers" https://www.backblaze.com/blog/these-arent-your-ordinary-data-centers/ Heh. I like the one in a church. Lynn
May 31st 19 10:59 PM
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"Ransomwa How to Prevent Being Attacked and Recover After anAttack" by Lynn McGuire[_3_]
"Ransomwa How to Prevent Being Attacked and Recover After an Attack" https://www.backblaze.com/blog/complete-guide-ransomware/ I hope that I never get...
April 18th 19 10:55 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...
March 30th 19 07:15 AM
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“Backblaze Hard Drive Stats for 2018” by Percival P. Cassidy
On 1/25/19 4:22 PM, I wrote: “Backblaze Hard Drive Stats for 2018” *** https://www.backblaze.com/blog/hard-drive-stats-for-2018/ “As...
March 16th 19 01:48 AM
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Which drive would you get? by Yousuf Khan[_2_]
One choice of drives is a 5900 RPM 256MB cache. The other is a 7200 RPM 64MB cache.
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February 20th 19 11:55 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...
February 15th 19 02:17 AM
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"PC Makers: We Need to Talk About the Boot Drive" by Lynn McGuire[_3_]
"PC Makers: We Need to Talk About the Boot Drive" https://www.tomshardware.com/news/boot_drive-frustrations,38555.html "Boot drives rarely get the...
February 11th 19 07:23 PM
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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...
January 22nd 19 03:18 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 09:12 PM
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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...
November 19th 18 10:34 PM
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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...
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...
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" ...
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...
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...
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...
August 4th 18 07:13 PM
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