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  1. continuum

    New BackBlaze Stats

    Everything 8TB and larger seems to be pretty reliable, at least we haven't found any Seagate 3TB ST3000DM001 or WD Green 1.5TB-like failure rates anywhere just yet. The 8TB stuff has at least been around long enough to make me pretty confident in that, the 12TB and larger not yet.
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    Seagate Reports 2Q19 Earnings

    Vs Q2 2018, net income went up quite a bit despite GM (gross margin) declining...
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    External docking station problems

    Which exact make/model of hard disks are involved? Ditto for the docking station?
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    8big raid - st3000dm001 barracuda compatible

    Either look for a refurb/used disk of the same model and firmware, or roll the dice with an equivalent 3TB drive of another model.
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    Need an Areca Expert For Odd Situation

    Normal procedure if memory serves, you set all the failed disks to active, then delete and recreate the entire array without re-initializing.
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    LACIE 8BIG - st3000dm001 DISK

    Please don't repost duplicate topics.
  7. I'm more interested in performance and reliability than price. That said, competition is generally good for prices...
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    Intel Announced Optane Memory H10

    I wonder how this will shake out compared to other QLC drives, most of which seem to do a good-sized pseudo-SLC cache...
  9. Any more specs on the SSDs? They smell like typical SM2263 units but everywhere I've looked seems to be light on details.
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    WD Black WD4005FZBX

    Well, with the logs you have, go back to Western Digital and send them the trace. Plot it out on a chart if it makes it more obvious. You should be able to get it up to level 3 support for a more detailed explanation.
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    WD Black WD4005FZBX

    Is this with the drive in use as a data drive? Can you post a screenshot with a drive activity trace? Does this happen even if the drive is mounted out of a case and on a smooth firm ESD-safe surface? Just trying to eliminate all the other variables here, because this sounds like defective behavior to me. We use craptons of drives here and would reject any lot with that defect.
  12. "by an data cleaning app" Impossible to say without knowing the nature of the application. If it just does a simple delete (i.e. Windows or Mac moving files to the recycle bin) then you should be able to use standard data recovery utilities such as TestDesk to attempt recovery. If this "data cleaning app" actually securely erases files then you're probably SOL.
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    9460 Broadcom VS Areca 1880ix

    Out of curiosity, which make/model of disk in each array?
  14. I assume the TV will handle a 4-bay NAS just fine? I've run into some limited USB device class implementations before where it handed a single-drive device just fine but then didn't know what to do with an unexpected device class. Regardless, I'd guess something baseline like a Synology DS418j would be a decent place to start?
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    9460 Broadcom VS Areca 1880ix

    Not sure what's in Linux, but HDTach, AS-SSD, CrystalDiskMark... some don't play well with RAID tho (i.e. they're unusually affected by caching or whatnot). Maybe Brian or someone else would have better suggestions? (also thinking iperf, but that's usually for network...)
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    9460 Broadcom VS Areca 1880ix

    Areca is using Broadcom RoC's so the UI should be the only difference. That and maybe driver tuning.
  17. continuum

    14TB performance reviews

    Seagate Exos product page has the press release up but it's still not added to the main product stack, so I suspect a few more weeks/months...
  18. continuum

    LSI Logic MegaRAID SAS 9271-4i

    Can you manually force it back to WB? Are you getting repeated warnings for BBU or was it just this once?
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    Seagate 2tb hardrive not all.

    If you truly value the data and cannot take any further risks... Time to pay for professional data recovery. Drivesavers, FADV, Ontrack, etc... pricing can range into the thousands.
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    Affordable & reliable RAID 1 controller

    Intel RAID isn't exactly what Brian was referring to. What OS are you guys running?
  21. continuum

    Samsung 860 QVO SSD Review Discussion

    Any comparisons to SATA TLC drives, given the price points, especially on DRAM-less SATA TLC drives, are currently similar?
  22. Not that I'm seeing. Does not appear to be in the retail channel anywhere. It's been out for 9 months, I think?
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    WD Black WD4005FZBX

    Quite a few drive makers have done periodic thermal or drive lube re-calibration in the past, seeing it on the Gold line doesn't surprise me, but the Black line does disappoint me a little if this is really widespread, since that's supposed to be a desktop drive... Even during sequential reads and writes would be very, very surprising tho...
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    Toshiba P300 Warranty

    Where did you purchase the drive from? Was it sold as new, retail box? Was it sold as new OEM (bare drive)? Was it a system pull or sold in some other fashion? It's very possible the drive is new old stock and hence is past warranty, although the manufacturer date would seem to indicate against that. It's hence more likely the drive was sold as an OEM product without any warranty at all. If the drive was purchased new retail box then something's fishy...
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    Lexar Announces 512GB A2 microSD Card

    Ooo, tempting. Price, while high, actually isn't that bad for a very top of the line flash card...