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    What Does Second Hard Drive Connection Do?

    Hi, What does connection on the left side of photo do?
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    Hard drive makes noise and is not recognized

    Hello, I haven't used my hard drive for over a year. It was in my cabinet all that time. It's a 2.5 inch hard drive from laptop that I put into external closure and connected with 2 split USB cables (one is data and another is power) It makes some weird noise and is not recognized in Windows...
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    Areca 1882x RAID Controller Hard Drive Recommendations

    HI, I'm a television editor and new to the forum. Years ago I built a RAID for video editing using an ARECA 1882x which has worked great. Recently the 4tb HGST drives started dying and I want to replace the drives. Is there a limit to the size of SATA drives this older card can handle? I...
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    *TODAY ONLY* WD - Easystore 12TB External USB 3.0 Hard Drive $189.99

    Nice deal for a sh*t-ton of storage! https://www.bestbuy.com/site/wd-easystore-12tb-external-usb-3-0-hard-drive-black/6364259.p?skuId=6364259
  5. cageymaru

    WD 10TB Elements Desktop Hard Drive $159 on Amazon

    WD 10TB Elements Desktop Hard Drive - USB 3.0 - WDBWLG0100HBK-NESN is $159.99 at Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07G3QMPB5/
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    Wall Mount Shelf for USB Hard Drive

    I have a lot of IT customers that need small server setups. These usually end up as some plywood bolted to a wall somewhere, the we wall mount a Mac mini, routers, switches etc. It's a pretty good setup, keeps the server components well ventilated and away from the humans that might do them...
  7. cageymaru

    4TB External Hard Drive Is $67 @Amazon

    $67.00 WD 4TB My Book Desktop External Hard Drive - USB 3.0 - WDBFJK0040HBK-NESN https://www.amazon.com/Book-Desktop-External-Drive-WDBFJK0040HBK-NESN/dp/B00E3RH61W $85.99 ($77 Amazon Warehouse Deals also) WD 4TB My Book Desktop External Hard Drive - USB 3.0 - WDBBGB0040HBK-NESN...
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    USB enclosure compatible with WD White label drive?

    Hello everyone, I recently acquired a few used 500Gb Western Digital white label 2.5'' drives (model WD5000LUCT), and I'd like to convert them into external hard drives. I hot plugged them in my Asus P8Z77-V PRO/Thunderbolt without any hassle. I ran SMART tests and they all passed. I then...
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    Backblaze Publishes Q1 2018 Hard Drive Stats

    Since 2013 Backblaze has published the data from its massive army of hard drives, and today they have released the results of Q1 2018. As of March 31, 2018 they had 100,110 drives, and the 26 GB of SMART data lets us see how these bits of spinning rust are holding up. Looks like there is less...
  10. pencea

    Hard Drive Keeps Disppearing

    One of my internal SATA hard drives ( 1TB Samsung 7200rpm ) keeps disappearing every time when I copy/transfer files to it. It also sometimes randomly disppears by itself too. In fact it actually just happened again as I was typing this.... Opening up disk management doesn't show the drive...
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    My Hard-drive going bad?

    Hey guys, This all started when "ERROR LOADING OS'' message popped up in the initial stage of starting of the PC. Luckily, I have managed to fix this issue for now, I was able to back up all my data. It looks like my hard- drive going bad I have run all different type of diagnostics tool like...
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    Micron Working On QLC Flash Storage

    In a report from The Register, Micron is planning to release quad-level flash cell drives later this year. QLC flash stores 4bits/cell vs TLC flash's 3 meaning a 6TB TLC SSD could become an 8TB QLC SSD using this technology, and start encroaching on the nearline disk market. QLC flash does...
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    Backblaze Hard Drive Stats for 2017

    Backup company Backblaze has released it's hard drive data from 2017. During Q3 and Q4 Backblaze removed nearly all the 3TB drives it had in service, and began installing 10TB and 12TB drives in their place. One thing that has been true year after year, HGST drives are pretty reliable. I look...
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    BIOS Drive Boot Order Continuously Changes Itself?

    Gigabyte GA-Z97MX-Gaming 5 / i5-4590 / 8GB G.Skill DDR3 Ripjaws X / GTX 970 / Corsair CX550M / Windows 8.1 64 bit / 1TB Toshiba HDD / 1TB WD Blue HDD / 2TB Seagate Firecuda HDD / 500GB Adata SSD as my boot drive. The Toshiba and WD drives still have windows installed on them, I use the ssd as my...
  15. dvsman

    Is anyone actually running a U.2 drive(s)?

    I was just reading some forum posts here on [H] about M.2 mobo slots possibly being slower than an M.2 on a PCIE card and started poking around on my mobo and remembered I had these U.2 sockets on there. U.2 was supposed to be the new hotness but I don't see anyone ever mention these things and...
  16. Seankay

    Take Data out of an old SATA Hard Disk to my laptop!

    I have an old hard disk of 40 GBs and it has some data on it which is of a younger me. What is the easiest way to get it out? I don't currently have a PC. I use Laptop. Please help!
  17. Zarathustra[H]

    Intel Optane Memory Arrives With Crazy Low Queue Depth Performance

    There has been a lot of buzz lately about Intel's new Optane storage technology. If you are like me, the news on Optane has been a little bit confusing, and lacking on practical details. LegitReviews has done a good job with their Intel decoder rings (they must buy the Intel branded cereal)...
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    Repairing An HDD Need To Identify A Board Part

    On the image below, of the four metal contacts behind the Molex power connector, the one furthest right is broken. Does anyone know what they are called and where I might get replacements? Many thanks. :)
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    Micron M600 512GB 2.5" SSD for only $170!!

    eBay has a Great deal on Micron M600 512GB Solid State Drives right now. I purchased one and it runs lightning fast! read and write speeds both above 500Mb/s! That's on par with Samsung's 850 pro's. Shipped out and arrived right away too. Micron(Crucial) M600 512GB 2.5" SSD - MTFDDAK512MBF -...
  20. K

    Western Digital WD 4TB RE SATA III 64MB 7200RPM Enterprise WD4000FYYZ OEM

    Western Digital WD 4TB RE SATA III 64MB 7200RPM Enterprise WD4000FYYZ OEM
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    [Beta] Diskovery: data storage inspection tool

    Hey everyone, I'm looking for some honest feedback about our new project. Just a quick intro, I'm Alex from Pipemetrics, a little startup in Switzerland making high quality software for Windows. We just put out a beta for our latest project Diskovery, a data storage inspection tool for...
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    Fastest way to backup or clone old drive to new (painfully slow)

    Hey guys I have WD Red 4tb drive and need to back it up and transfer it to the new WD Red Pro 4tb drive. I used Hirens boot disk loaded a win 7 environment and used ghost. I probably should have used does instead (oops) but either way it says it will take 12hrs to clone the disk. Am I...
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    Best Free Bootable Drive Cloning/Migration Software (HDD/SSD to SSD)?

    Hello [H]! I have been out of the loop this past 8 months, so need your expertise please. I am helping several friends/family members that are upgrading to SSD's. Some are going from a LARGER HDD to a SMALLER SSD. While others are going from a smaller SSD to a larger SSD. What is the Best (IE...
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