CB4

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  1. Thanks for the advice. I've got most of them backed up elsewhere, so I'm less worried on failures. I think I'll go for 8TB, now just to find a reputable UK stockist
  2. I was wondering if anyone can help, would it be suitable for my needs. Reading through and trying to interpret the review, especially when used in DS1815+. I was thinking of buying it for a 4 bay synology nas, but using this drive solely for video files. Another drive would contain important files. The Seagate will contain medium/large video files ( each c.5Gb), that would be written once and then read by multiple devices around the house. Am I right in thinking in this scenario, the Archive 8TB would be 'ideal' ? i.e. very cheap per Gb for single large files ? I guess in this scenario setting up JBOD would be a bad idea, just set up the drives as individual volumes Any advice appreciated.
  3. So far as I can see, the only option for an internal 1.5TB HDD is the Seagate 1.5 TB SATA Barracuda 7200.11. Does anyone have an idea when others will release a 1.5TB, is there one on the horizon from Western Digital ?
  4. Hi, I am looking for a backup external drive, primarly for my laptop but also for my future desktop, the drive will be used only to backup data/files, I have decided to opt for the Western Digital WD10EADS, as it offers the right balance of performance and power consumption. For the enclosure I am looking for one that has USB2/eSATA, has decent build quality, is fairly compact, keeps the drive cool and is a subtle design. The Icy Box seemed 'perfect', and a bonus is that you can buy it with a 5.25 caddy, which means you can simply slot it in/out of your desktop. http://www.raidsonic.de/en/pages/products/...e_objectID=5150 Howeverr, having looked at the review (below), there are a couple of things I am not sure about ; http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardw...e-review-8.html 1. The overall performance seems good, but the burst speed doesn't - I am guessing the burst speed comes into play only for those files in cache (32mb) ? In a real world environment, will I notice a significant difference ? My files are a mixture of large ISOs, and relatively smaller MP3/JPEG/TIFFs. (I will probably use the drive in conjunction with a PC Cardbuus ESATA card for my laptop) 2. The enclosure does not support S.M.A.R.T, - I guess I would only use S.M.A.R.T for monitoring temperatures, and since its a single 'green' drive - I should be safe anyway. Any advice appreciated. Thanks