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    News comments now link to reddit?

    Yes, I noticed that as well. The username and password didn't transfer to the new website. :( It seems like the end of SR 2.0.
  2. The 860 EVO is a very solid SSD. I have 10TB of them and no complaints.
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    Looking for File Eraser Program

    CCleaner has a free version that should provide several versions of drive wipes. You can also try DBan if you want to boot from a disc or make a USB bootable drive.
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    File Recovery on Brand New Portable Drive

    If you fully encrypt the drive (not fast encryption format) it is filled with pseudo-random data and perhaps your recovery software is picking up a few fragments of coincidentally similar file header info and assigning the file type. Some of that SMART info makes no sense, but I use other tools. Manufacturers usually have their own tools, so try that as well. Usually on a factory new drive I find 0 hours use and 2-5 power cycles depending on manufacturer/model. If you think the drive was used, then return it, but the encryption formatting should have effectively wiped any data.
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    WD Rolls Out WD_Black For Gaming

    Are the P series just the standard slowish 2.5" 5400 RPM drives with a different enclosure for marketing purposes, or are 7200 RPM as a Black drive should be? The spec sheet is glaringly thin. Will you guys receive one for testing and perhaps open the case for a peek?
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    HyperX Releases FURY DDR4 RGB

    Oh, I really hope they don't do that with ECC.
  7. I suppose these devices would be used for field video backups, but doesn't Seagate have any SSD availability? A 2+ lb. dual hard drive array seems rather old fashioned in 2019. SSDs would be so much smaller and lighter and not require all that heavy/bulky protective casing. I wonder if they are working on that.
  8. How exactly are the 16TB EXOs different from the Iron Pros? I assumed the EXOS hardware was better to earn the higher MTBF and write ratings, but the performance seems somewhat worse. :( Which would you buy?
  9. The cheapie SSDs often have very little RAM or use the 4-bit/cell flash and perform quote poorly in writes. Make sure that your enclosure and host support UASP if at all possible.
  10. The 5TB Seagate ST5000LM000 is on the compatibility list.
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    AT computer

    I think you meant MB.
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    Old articles, where are they?

    You know nothing of the old Storage Review 20 years ago and all the dedicated work that Eugene and Davin did. Spammers were not tolerated back then.
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    What was the best in 1999?

    In August 1999 I was using the Atlas 10K, which was the best at that time. I received the 18LP sometime in the spring of 2000, and then of course the X15 was vastly superior to any 10K drive at the time. Back then many of us ordered SCSI drives from Hyper Microsystems which had the new models in stock fairly early and was a SR sponsor. IIRC I was using the 28 GB Barracuda in late 1999. They were hot and noisy, but fast for ATA at the time. The 27GB Maxtor DiamondMax Plus 6880 was probably a bit better, but I opted for the BIOS-busting Maxtor DiamondMax 36/40 5400 RPM capacity drive around that time. The WD raptor was an SATA drive from the start, but a 21st century product. It was neither fish nor fowl, having low capacity compared to 7200 RPM ATA drives and mediocre performance compared to 15K SCSI drives. However, it was cheap and popular with the gamer types. I still have that clear window version purchased more out of curiosity than for any other reason.
  14. Whoa, this is a blast from the past. Why are they hacking?
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    Pagefile Size Should Be >= Ram

    What is that guy smoking and what are the certain conditions? I worked with a measly 1.5 or 2GB of RAM for years in Win2K. The fixed 400MB page file never tried to increase nor were there any slowdowns. So with 4GB RAM in my current system, I should set the page file to 4GB? No way.