- May 29, 2015
I use Macrium Reflect to make an image of my boot drive, which sits on my data disks. This is so if Windows hoses itself I can restore locally. For the bulk of my data (about 37TB currently) I back it all up with Backblaze. I too suspect I will one day get a nasty letter about using too much for an unlimited service, but I've been with them since February 2017 where I started at only 9TB.
There's an option with UPS for requiring a signature. It costs extra so most shippers don't do it, but for a 4k macbook I would have. If the shipper chooses that option and a porch pirate got that macbook, UPS would have been on the hook.Seriously? UPS just dropped me a $4k Macbook without signature yesterday. How can WD force the issue?
I use parity. I buy drives in pairs and have it all copied over.
There's an option with UPS for requiring a signature. It costs extra so most shippers don't do it, but for a 4k macbook I would have. If the shipper chooses that option and a porch pirate got that macbook, UPS would have been on the hook.
Signatures used to be a requirement period, but another dumb move to make it easier for thieves, someone thought it would be fine. Then they found out it wouldn't so they started charging the customer for a service which was previously free--typical gig economy corporate bs imo with a shiny new slogan and dumb millenial ads. Like the wisdom to allow check to be deposited from a picture on a phone--great idea when electronic fraud is on the rise. I just wish I was unethical enough to write a nice fat check to myself and then flee the country with the cash.
The UPS subscription service does allow consumers some options, but I think they pretty much then transfer the risk to you, like if you sign on the infonotice saying that it's okay to leave it and it's gone, the original shipper has their proof that you received it so a credit card chargeback won't even get your money back.Apple delivered a $1700 iPad to my door 2 days ago. They required a signature but I was able to waive it online. By my estimation that puts the risk in my control, which is fine by me. WD won't do that.
So I have 2 boxes coming Tuesday that'll get bounced back to them and they'd have me order 2 separate boxes with separate order numbers. It's just asinine under the current conditions. I'm not gonna budge because I have a pre-existing condition so zero chances taken. Now to decide whether I am stubborn enough to go buy some Seagate drives instead. My issue is that I already have 1 of the 12TB DC drives in hand already so need 7 to match.
I totally get why their SYSTEMS do this but it doesn't make sense to not assist as a one-off, especially when they are fine to do it on a split order.
I'll probably wait it out to see what happens Tuesday. I've had the same UPS driver forever so hopefully they'll just hook me up.
If you sign up for a free UPS MyChoice account you have the option of providing special delivery instructions on packages with your delivery address, it's a way to get a note to the driver.
Just poked around and my only package is no signature ground, so it was greyed out by default but there is a shipment release option. (per package)
Can't speak for others (and I'm on 8TB drives, not 12 or 14), but I use much of my storage for rips of my 4K disks, as well as older blu rays and all of my CDs. All are lossless rips to FLAC or MKV files, so it takes up a fair amount of storage. I also do weekly backup from PCs...oh and a few TB of Raw Photos....if I ever scan all my negatives, I'll probably have to move to bigger drives, since those tend to take about 100MB/scan and any editing would yield a separate/larger file. There's also documents and stuff, but those don't take up much space in the grand scheme of things.Mind telling us what you use all that storage for ?
if I ever scan all my negatives, I'll probably have to move to bigger drives, since those tend to take about 100MB/scan and any editing would yield a separate/larger file.
I use vuescan, but AFAIK, all scans of negatives huge. You can scan them to TFF, PSD or raw, but raw, as I recall, is essentially a scan as a negative. My recollection is the advantage of that is that you can go back and apply certain changes later on, but it's definitely not a regular raw file.Wouldn't the edits just be stored in metadata as with most RAW image formats? Curious as I also have some negatives I plan on scanning eventually.
That's because it is easy. Just 5 guitar picks is all you need, then big enough hands to slide the middle part out. Your hands shouldn't hurt at all if you do it right.Ok I've got 8 new DC HC520's here.. well presumably. I need to revisit my shucking (and validation) skills over the next several days.
UPS just dropped them and left so no problem with signatures after the concern.
Edit: Well my jacked up hands are going to be sore (thanks sports!) but the rest of them should be easy. I always seem to jack up the first case a bit figuring it out. The videos always look so easy.
That's because it is easy. Just 5 guitar picks is all you need, then big enough hands to slide the middle part out. Your hands shouldn't hurt at all if you do it right.
I got three of the 12TB drives. WD120EMFZ in all three. Two were blue box, one was yellow. All made in Thailand.https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07X4V2M3B/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Prime Day Deal $174.99 Ordered just one, for now. Have a bunch of 8's and 3 10tb's... Had $10 in Whole Foods promo to use, and $25 cash back on a CC!