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    New datagrave needed

    What drive is recommended for 3.5 format with at least 4TB and 7200U as datagrave? How good are the Toshiba Enterprise MG03ACA 4TB (MG03ACA400) or Toshiba Client HDD 4TB (MD04ACA400)?
  2. Hi I had bought one last year and wanted to buy another one but the model seems no longer available. Does anyone know with what HGST replaced it? Or can anyone name an alternative to it? Purpose is pure data, but it still should be a 7200 drive so backups won't take too long.
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    Are fans any threat to a hard disk?

    Just wonder if the temperature while not running does matter. I heard that SSD like it to run hot but when not running want to be stored cold.
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    Are fans any threat to a hard disk?

    I saw a statistic a while back where a "hot" average temp(above 40C) also shows a higher annual failure rate but "cold" temps(30-15C) see a higher rate too. But it's not like cooling is always needed, in normal workload most HD don't seem to get "hot", I had some external drives in use some years back and for normal business they didn't get hot but running a backup where the drives had a high constant workload the external cases got so hot(way above 40C) that I turned on the mini fans to get them back down.
  5. Hi So are fans any threat to a hard disk? I ask because my my case the drive has a fan in front of it, it's not touching the HD but is maybe only some millimeters away from the front of the HD and I wonder if that could be a problem.
  6. Hi I recently bought 2 of these as IDK(Internal Drive Kit) and while I tested them I realized that these 2 drives have very different sound characteristics and I wonder if that is normal as I didn't witness such a difference ever. Both drives are mounted into the decoupler of the Antec Solo II case. So first drive runs silent but clicks(almost sounds like small stone are dropped onto concrete) on activity from time to time, when I made an error scan and erased the drive it had these sounds only in the forward part of the drive maybe of to 1/3 of its capacity, I can also force a lot of it by using HD Tunes file benchmark and set the 4 KB random multi to a high value. Now the second drive runs not silent at all but has rather deep humming sound that can be heard outside and much more clearly when putting an ear on the case, but on activity it has a rather silent scratch noise, also when using HD Tunes file benchmark with a high 4 KB random multi value you hear just a lot silent scratching not nearly like the first drive. Being a bit paranoid I simply wonder if one of the drives may be damaged or if this large difference is normal. Other tests didn't show much difference except that the file benchmark where the 4 KB random single showed 171/341 for the first and 172/422 for the second drive, 4 KB random multi showed 241/351 for the first and 400/428 for the second drive, these seem to be rather far separated.
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    Hitachi Deskstar 7K4000 Review Discussion

    I just wonder were the Maximum media transfer rate of 204MB/sec appears. Under HD Tune my drive peaks at 174MB/sec what is a pitty because I had expected this drive to be as fast as my Seagate 72000.14 that peaks around 210MB/sec.
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    Commissioning new HDs

    Hi Last time I got new HDs I simply checked them out with HDTune, especially using the surface test to make sure the drives don't have any damaged from transport. Is that still enough or is some other procedure recommended?
  9. In that case I got three rather cheap drives where I don't know what they are up to: Intenso 4TB, SATA 6Gb/s (6513123) Not sure what Intenso is but such a cheap price compared to other manufactures looks suspicious to me. Toshiba MD-Series 4TB, SATA 6Gb/s (PX3009E-1HP0) Seems to be a very new drive, listed in March and currently it had a rather unusual price drop by almost 30 bucks not even a month after it went online, that also looks suspicious to me. Toshiba MD-Series 5TB, SATA 6Gb/s (PX3010E-1HQ0) Same goes here, listed in March but with 5TB in a price section where you can only get the cheapest HGST drives, rather strange. Next is a field of HGST drives for almost the same price: HGST Deskstar NAS 4TB, SATA 6Gb/s, retail (H3IKNAS40003272SE/0S03665) I guess the features provided in this NAS drive are no benefit for me, I guess the "normal" drive below would do it as good if not better. HGST Deskstar 7K4000 4TB, SATA 6Gb/s (HDS724040ALE640/H3IK40003272SW/0F14681) That seems to be the recommended drive under the leaderboard section. HGST Deskstar IDK 4TB 7200rpm, SATA 6Gb/s, retail (0S03356) Is this simply a retail version of the above drive?
  10. I will likely setup a 4TB RAID and I guess that external backup drive also has to be enlarged to at least 5TB but that can wait till later. Now continuum mentioned that at 7200 and 4TB all manufactures are just fine, isn't there any drive standing out or should I just grab the cheapest? And what about a model in the 5000 range?
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    Seagate ST3000DM001 - HD self test fails

    For a dead it keeps running OK, If it's replaced I will use if for TV recording, if it then bails out it isn't any problem.
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    Newbee searches his first SSD

    Is there any point on the Samsung 850 that I have to worry about? I just ask as I also heard voices that recommend to rather stay away from Samsung, I'm not sure if the Firmware trouble was menat or anything else.
  13. Question is, is a 5k drive much more silent than a 7200 drive?
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    Newbee searches his first SSD

    I'm operating from Germany. I don't have a limit on budget, I just want to make sure it's simply worth the money I pay and that the drive really has all the useful features that can be good for an SSD. I'm rather interested if I should look for some requirements, for example: NAND type(MLC, TLC, V-NAND MLC, V-NAND TLC, cMLC, eMLC, HET MLC, SLC) NAND mode(Toggle, asynchron, synchron NAND assembly(16nm, 19nm, 20nm, 21nm, 24nm, 25nm, 27nm, 32nm, 34nm, 40nm) or other special features like capacitors. You can take a look at that portal here: A lot features can be chosen there to narrow it down to a selection that can be used to choose a drive from.
  15. Hi having decided to try my system with an SSD I in dire need for some recommendations as I didn't bother much to take a look at SSDs at all in the past years. I aim for at least 200GB and read/writes rates of above 200, also the durability should be high as my HD made over 13000 hours in 2.5 year although I have no clue how much read/write there was on the system and game partitions but I think the data partitions had more to do. Not sure if the current mainboard plays a role but I still use an Asrock Extreme4 Z77 from 2012, connectors are: - 2 x SATA3 6.0 Gb/s connectors by Intel ® Z77, support RAID (RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 10, Intel Rapid Storage and Intel Smart Response Technology), NCQ, AHCI and Hot Plug functions - 2 x SATA3 6.0 Gb/s connectors by ASMedia ASM1061, support NCQ, AHCI and “Hot Plug” functions (SATA3_A1 connector is shared with eSATA3 port) - 4 x SATA2 3.0 Gb/s connectors, support RAID (RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 10, Intel Rapid Storage and Intel Smart Response Technology), NCQ, AHCI and Hot Plug functions So what do I have to look out for?