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Why is it not letting me extend the partition? by Yousuf Khan[_2_]
So one of my oldest SSD's just finally had a bad misfire. One of its memory cells seems to have gone bad, and it happened to be my boot drive, so I had to restore to a new SSD from backups. That took a fair bit of time to restore, but the new drive is twice as large as the old one, but it...
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March 25th 21 12:00 AM
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"Backblaze Hard Drive Stats for 2020" by Lynn McGuire[_3_]
"Backblaze Hard Drive Stats for 2020" https://www.backblaze.com/blog/backblaze-hard-drive-stats-for-2020/ "In 2020, Backblaze added 39,792 hard drives and as of December 31, 2020 we had 165,530 drives under management. Of that number, there were 3,000 boot drives and 162,530 data drives. We...
January 26th 21 07:09 PM
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What's a good external portable huge drive and disc burner to get these days? by Ant[_3_]
Hello. I love my old Seagate's light and small 2.5" Seagate HDD (USB2), but its 500 GB is too small and slow these days. What'a good one like that is faster, bigger storage size, and physically small and light? Also, it doesn't require a separate power connector (should be optional though if...
December 28th 20 03:30 AM
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Forget those hard disks and SSD: 580TB on a tape cartridge!? by Percival P. Cassidy
December 16th 20 04:39 PM
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"Western Digital Changes Its Reported Drive Speeds to ReflectReality" by Lynn McGuire[_3_]
"Western Digital Changes Its Reported Drive Speeds to Reflect Reality" https://www.extremetech.com/extreme/317327-western-digital-changes-its-reported-drive-speeds-to-reflect-reality "Western Digital has made some changes to how it brands its WD Red Plus hard drive family after taking heat for...
November 14th 20 09:00 PM
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Comparison of the hundred dollar Costco Seagate 5TB USB & 8TB USB HDD on sale now by Arlen Holder
On Thu, 12 Nov 2020 13:25:51 -0500, Paul wrote: The 8TB drive is 3.5". The power requirements are 12V for motor, 5V for logic. 3.5" drives are available up to 14TB or so in capacity (at least, at your nearest retailer you might find them). Some of the larger ones than that, are...
November 14th 20 04:59 PM
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Is there really a problem, or are they being super-careful, or is this a bug in windows 7. by micky
Using Win 7 I have a USB dock, and it worked fine before, under win10 and maybe under Vista. Never got this message. Now, maybe because I'm using win7, every time I plug in the dock, I get this message for every data partition as it starts up (except an empty partition on a different drive)....
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October 15th 20 12:58 PM
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"Seagate Confirms World's Largest Hard Disk Drive on Track for December" by Lynn McGuire[_3_]
"Seagate Confirms World's Largest Hard Disk Drive on Track for December" https://www.pcmag.com/news/seagate-confirms-worlds-largest-hard-disk-drive-on-track-for-december "Seagate's first HAMR drives will feature a whopping 20TB capacity when they debut later this year." That there is one big...
October 5th 20 09:39 AM
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which solid-state drives have QLC? by [email protected]
Looking at the cheaper drives, they don't seem to list this info any more. I would guess some that were TLC have gone downhill to QLC.
September 5th 20 01:12 AM
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SAS drive permanently "busy"? by Percival P. Cassidy
Being in need or a spare 6TB drive for my FreeNAS machine, I found a Seagate-recertified SAS drive with more then 4 years warranty remaining. But whether I plug it into a motherboard SAS port or a port on the add-on SAS card, the "busy" light stays on the whole time. Is this normal SAS drive...
August 21st 20 05:03 AM
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"Confirmed: Garmin received decryptor for WastedLockerransomware" by Roger Blake[_2_]
On 2020-08-04, Lynn McGuire wrote: "After a four day outage, Garmin suddenly announced that they were starting to restore services, and it made us suspect that they paid the ransom to receive a decryptor." "Garmin refused, though, to comment any...
August 7th 20 02:21 PM
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"Western Digital releases new 18TB, 20TB EAMR drives" by Lynn McGuire[_3_]
"Western Digital releases new 18TB, 20TB EAMR drives" https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2020/07/western-digital-releases-new-18tb-20tb-eamr-drives/ "EAMR offers similar density gains to HAMR and MAMR, with less exotic tech." Wow, that reminds of the good old Prime mini days with the $250,000...
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August 7th 20 12:38 AM
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Win 10 v2004 keeps trying to optimize SSD's? by Yousuf Khan[_2_]
According to this video: https://youtu.be/ffHIY6pOJUk Win 10 v2004 has a bug in it where it keeps coming back after every reboot and it says that the SSD needs to be reoptimized again. But it realizes that it's an SSD, it's not actually running a defrag on the drive, all it's doing is running...
June 27th 20 11:51 AM
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who would buy Exo 15E900: 15,000 RPM only 900 GB by [email protected]
So it does 300 MB/s, whereas the bigger enterprise disks only reach 250 MB/s I imagine this would be used as a fast temp disk that gets a good thrashing, but then wouldn't you have an SSD for that?
June 26th 20 09:58 AM
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"Firm Seeks Class Action Suit Over WD’s SMR Hard Drives" by Lynn McGuire[_3_]
"Firm Seeks Class Action Suit Over WD’s SMR Hard Drives" https://www.tomshardware.com/news/wd-class-action-lawsuit-smr-hard-drive "Hattis & Lukacs, a class-action firm, has begun soliciting plaintiffs for a potential class-action lawsuit against hard drive maker Western Digital (WD) for...
May 30th 20 04:21 PM
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Do you think the days of the hard drive is finally over? by Yousuf Khan[_2_]
So Seagate and other makers are getting ready to introduce 20 TB HDD's to the market. According to Seagate, its fastest drives are capable of sustained 250 MB/s transfers (if you believe them). It would take 30+ hours to entirely fill such a drive with data at maximum speed! Is that too much...
May 18th 20 11:11 PM
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"Backblaze Hard Drive Stats Q1 2020" by Lynn McGuire[_3_]
"Backblaze Hard Drive Stats Q1 2020" https://www.backblaze.com/blog/backblaze-hard-drive-stats-q1-2020/ "At the end of Q1 2020, Backblaze was using 129,959 hard drives to store customer data. For our evaluation we remove from consideration those drives that were used for testing purposes and...
May 13th 20 09:48 PM
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Why is this folder so slow? by Yousuf Khan[_2_]
I have a folder on one of my SSD drives that takes 8 to 10 hours to back up. It is only about 1.4 GB, but it is allocated 2.4 GB of space altogether, and there are 580,000 files here. Indicates that per file it's using up a little bit over half of a cluster on average. File system is...
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May 13th 20 12:04 AM
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What is "AC" with old hard disk? by Martin Leese
Hi, I am transferring an old hard disk (20 Gbyte Maxtor D740X) from an old PC to a newer one (Dell Dimension 3000). On the old machine the disk was the boot drive, and so was configured as the Master device. On the newer machine it will be a Slave device. I have the "Jumper, CHS, and Install...
April 29th 20 09:07 PM
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Don't get Shingled by SMR by David Lesher
A cautionary tale: https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2020/04/caveat-emptor-smr-disks-are-being-submarined-into-unexpected-channels/ Buyer beware~that 2TB-6TB "NAS" drive you've been eyeing might be SMR Hard drives were already bad at random access I/O~but SMR disks are worse.
April 24th 20 11:46 PM
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