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Forum: Homebuilt PC's September 13th 18, 01:47 AM Posted to alt.comp.hardware.pc-homebuilt,comp.sys.ibm.pc.hardware.storage
Replies: 58
Views: 702
Posted By Ed Light
"Why I Will Never Buy a Hard Drive Again"

On 9/6/2018 3:05 PM, Lynn McGuire wrote:

I updated to the last BIOS released.* The mb is old, six years now.

Lynn


Have you tried resetting the bios?
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Ed Light
Forum: Homebuilt PC's September 6th 18, 02:15 AM Posted to alt.comp.hardware.pc-homebuilt,comp.sys.ibm.pc.hardware.storage
Replies: 58
Views: 702
Posted By Ed Light
"Why I Will Never Buy a Hard Drive Again"

Resetting the bios might do it.


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Forum: Homebuilt PC's September 2nd 18, 02:36 AM Posted to alt.comp.hardware.pc-homebuilt,comp.sys.ibm.pc.hardware.storage
Replies: 58
Views: 702
Posted By Ed Light
"Why I Will Never Buy a Hard Drive Again"

On 8/15/2018 12:04 PM, Lynn McGuire wrote:

However, my office pc will not address the 8 TB internal drive.* It will
address the 4 TB internal drive though.* So, my conclusion is that my 5
...
Forum: Storage (alt) July 29th 18, 12:06 AM Posted to comp.sys.ibm.pc.hardware.storage
Replies: 8
Views: 176
Posted By Ed Light
What's the best way to fully erase external working USB HDDs?

Maybe the SSD manufacturer's utility has this feature.

Possibly the free "Eraser" can do it?
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Forum: Storage (alt) July 29th 18, 12:05 AM Posted to comp.sys.ibm.pc.hardware.storage
Replies: 4
Views: 125
Posted By Ed Light
Is Seagate into the data selling "business" ?

I'll have to start Truecrypting everything.

Yes! It's the way. Just in case the computer gets stolen.

Also, I have my important stuff in a truecrypt file and copy it onto 3
thumb drives which...
Forum: Storage (alt) March 14th 18, 11:02 PM Posted to comp.sys.ibm.pc.hardware.storage
Replies: 13
Views: 503
Posted By Ed Light
Do you stress test your new drives?

On 3/14/2018 3:34 PM, Computer Nerd Kev wrote:

It's always a bit of a gamble whatever you do, that's what backups
(etc.) are for. I don't think that repeating the initial tests that
the...
Forum: Storage (alt) March 14th 18, 10:56 PM Posted to comp.sys.ibm.pc.hardware.storage
Replies: 13
Views: 503
Posted By Ed Light
Do you stress test your new drives?

On 3/14/2018 3:30 PM, Computer Nerd Kev wrote:

I certainly expect that the HDD manufacturer would then run a burn-in
test on their finished HDDs to make sure that they are in good order
before...
Forum: Storage (alt) March 14th 18, 01:17 AM Posted to comp.sys.ibm.pc.hardware.storage
Replies: 13
Views: 503
Posted By Ed Light
Do you stress test your new drives?

On 3/13/2018 3:09 PM, Computer Nerd Kev wrote:

I'd say that if you need to stress test your HDDs, then you don't
trust the manufacturer, in which case that prompts the question of
why you...
Forum: Storage (alt) March 13th 18, 10:03 PM Posted to comp.sys.ibm.pc.hardware.storage
Replies: 13
Views: 503
Posted By Ed Light
Do you stress test your new drives?

Yes!

I always run a full self-test. This can be done from the drive maker's
utility, or a program such as HD Sentinel.

I caught 2 drives this way, which I sent back.

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Ed Light
Forum: Storage (alt) November 20th 17, 08:00 AM Posted to comp.sys.ibm.pc.hardware.storage
Replies: 3
Views: 520
Posted By Ed Light
Do those disk wipe utilities make a difference in an SSD?

My Kingston SSD's software has a wipe the disk option.

Seems like if you filled up the capacity of the disk with random stuff
it would get everything. I don't know, though.

Wiping just one file is...
Forum: Storage (alt) November 14th 17, 05:46 AM Posted to comp.sys.ibm.pc.hardware.storage
Replies: 8
Views: 479
Posted By Ed Light
SSD health check utilities?

VanguardLH, you're way ahead of me!

Under Advanced config options, the health calcuation algorithm currently selected in my setup is "Analyse data field (default)". I'm using the
more strict...
Forum: Storage (alt) November 13th 17, 07:57 PM Posted to comp.sys.ibm.pc.hardware.storage
Replies: 8
Views: 479
Posted By Ed Light
SSD health check utilities?

HD Sentinel's SSD health rating is misguided. He uses the life remaining
SMART number. So as soon as the life remaining in the SSD is 99%, it
gets derated.

To keep the tray icon from going yellow,...
Forum: Storage (alt) November 8th 17, 08:20 PM Posted to comp.sys.ibm.pc.hardware.storage
Replies: 7
Views: 344
Posted By Ed Light
we replaced one of our two WD 150 GB Velocirartors today

On 11/8/2017 11:54 AM, Lynn McGuire wrote:
On 11/7/2017 8:18 PM, Ed Light wrote:
8 years 26/7 equivalent!

I purchased the Velociraptor in 2008.

Then it ran constantly all that time?


--
Forum: Storage (alt) November 8th 17, 02:18 AM Posted to comp.sys.ibm.pc.hardware.storage
Replies: 7
Views: 344
Posted By Ed Light
we replaced one of our two WD 150 GB Velocirartors today

8 years 26/7 equivalent!

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Forum: Storage (alt) October 28th 17, 07:35 AM Posted to comp.sys.ibm.pc.hardware.storage
Replies: 8
Views: 479
Posted By Ed Light
SSD health check utilities?

I think I'll replace mine, assuming it hasn't thrown up any concerns, at
15% life.

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Ed Light

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Forum: Storage (alt) October 27th 17, 11:40 PM Posted to comp.sys.ibm.pc.hardware.storage
Replies: 8
Views: 479
Posted By Ed Light
SSD health check utilities?

HD Sentinel is following the life remaining SMART attribute, and as soon
as that's down to 99% it demotes the drive's Health rating.

But life remaining is not an error gauge. The life remaining...
Forum: Storage (alt) October 13th 17, 11:04 AM Posted to comp.sys.ibm.pc.hardware.storage
Replies: 14
Views: 605
Posted By Ed Light
"Yes, Backblaze Just Ordered 100 Petabytes of Hard Drives"

On 10/13/2017 1:43 AM, wrote:
On Friday, October 13, 2017 at 12:21:45 PM UTC+8, Ed Light wrote:
NAMR = ???

Today's article, 10-12-2017

WD shows off market-ready...
Forum: Storage (alt) October 13th 17, 05:21 AM Posted to comp.sys.ibm.pc.hardware.storage
Replies: 14
Views: 605
Posted By Ed Light
"Yes, Backblaze Just Ordered 100 Petabytes of Hard Drives"

NAMR = ???

Today's article, 10-12-2017

WD shows off market-ready MAMR tech for monster hard drives

https://techreport.com/news/32682/wd-shows-off-market-ready-mamr-tech-for-monster-hard-drives
Forum: Storage (alt) July 10th 17, 10:30 PM Posted to comp.sys.ibm.pc.hardware.storage
Replies: 7
Views: 398
Posted By Ed Light
WD Green sleep timeout

On 7/9/2017 9:17 PM, Tom Del Rosso wrote:

Thanks. Then I'll stick with black!


Are they kind of noisy?
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Ed Light

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Forum: Storage (alt) July 8th 17, 03:32 AM Posted to comp.sys.ibm.pc.hardware.storage
Replies: 7
Views: 398
Posted By Ed Light
WD Green sleep timeout

On 7/7/2017 11:56 AM, Lynn McGuire wrote:

I wish that WD sold a WD Blue drive in 8 TB.

Lynn

I had a WD Blue 7200rpm 1T drive start to go bad, and got a current one
to replace it. I didn't...
Forum: Storage (alt) May 16th 17, 01:34 AM Posted to comp.sys.ibm.pc.hardware.storage
Replies: 3
Views: 432
Posted By Ed Light
SSD questions

SSD, being electonic, could fail. I would always use a surge protector.

If you're going to have the systems for both the desktop & laptop on
there, on separate partitions, you'll need something...
Forum: Storage (alt) January 13th 17, 06:45 AM Posted to comp.sys.ibm.pc.hardware.storage
Replies: 9
Views: 228
Posted By Ed Light
why is the cheapest WD 8 TB bare drive on Big River $303 ?

If you install the trial version of HD Sentinel, if it connects with the
USB drive ok (it can't read all of them), it will tell you the rpm under
Information Tab / Disk Information / Rotational...
Forum: Storage (alt) January 13th 17, 03:21 AM Posted to comp.sys.ibm.pc.hardware.storage
Replies: 9
Views: 228
Posted By Ed Light
why is the cheapest WD 8 TB bare drive on Big River $303 ?

On 1/12/2017 6:46 PM, Lynn McGuire wrote:

Nope, just a single 3.5 inch drive. I am sitting here looking at one.
I can see the drive plainly through the top air slots and there is only
one...
Forum: Storage (alt) January 6th 17, 07:40 AM Posted to comp.sys.ibm.pc.hardware.storage
Replies: 19
Views: 331
Posted By Ed Light
WD external 6 TB USB drive DOA

Rereading, I see I wasn't clear!

On the refurbished drive WD sent me, the SMART data for maximum
temperature over lifetime was 55C.

Looking at my other drive of that same model, it's never been...
Forum: Storage (alt) January 5th 17, 02:20 AM Posted to comp.sys.ibm.pc.hardware.storage
Replies: 19
Views: 331
Posted By Ed Light
WD external 6 TB USB drive DOA

No, the smart showed 55C as the maximum temperature during its lifetime.

It was real clean and has gone for the equivalent of 2 years 24/7.

On 1/4/2017 12:55 PM, Lynn McGuire wrote:
On 1/3/2017...
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