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  1. I want to give as much info as I can, so please bear with me on all the details, I'm trying to give as much useful info as possible. I'm looking into getting another 3.5 internal HDD to continue storing music, photos, and videos. A drive I'll be reading from and writing to often. I just did a CrystalDiskInfo and HWinfo64 test on my two 1TB HDDs... C: System drive showed a Current Pending Sector Count of 100 (data=5) D: Storage drive showed a Current Pending Sector Count of 100 and an Uncorrectable Sector Count of 100 as well (data=3) The C drive has always had about 240 GB in use. Looks like that's all I've ever needed for my system drive. The D drive always hovers around 900 GB full. I actually only want 1 or 2 TB because it's all I can afford. Questions: 1. Are my HDDs in critical conditions? 2. I've never considered this before but is there a storage size beyond which a platter based harddrive no longer functions as reliably? Is there such a thing as a HDD that's just too many terabytes before it starts suffering from overheating, long read times, physical issues, etc? 3. Is there an SSD/HDD combination I should be considering instead of just HDDs? 4. Is there a site somewhere people refer to for currently preferred brands and model numbers? 5. Any recommendations on just internal HDD brands if that's my only option? Thanks! (PS: In the meantime, for the 2TB, I'm looking at the Seagate ST2000DM001. For the 1TB the Seagate ST1000DM003 or ST1000VX000)
  2. Hello everyone, I would appreciate if anyone of you experts can help me on this issue, I recently have bought a NAS Synology 1813+ with 8 bay, and I have only 2 Sigate enterprise hard disks, 2 TB each (total 4TB), both are installed on the NAS device, and NAS can detect both however, under Storage Manager> Volume I can only see Volume 1 (1.79 TB) only, and my the other 2 TB disk is still not defined as a volume, so I have apparently no access to the other disk yet! The "Create" button is also disabled so I can't create any new volume, and my question is how to fix this, how to add my second disk in Volume and be able to use it?! One last thing is, under Storage Manager > HDD/SSD menu I can see 2 available healthy disks, named as Disk 1 and Disk 2, but under the descriptions of each, it is mentioned Volume 1 for both!!! Please advice, Thank you in advance, Shahin,
  3. The HGST Helium hard drives provide a new option when it comes to dealing with the sheer volume of data being accumulated. The Helium drives have a wide range of use cases and don't drop off from current 4TB drives in terms of performance. Couple this with a strong TCO argument and the 6TB Heliums will find their way into many data centers. HGST Ultrastar Helium 6TB Enterprise Hard Drive Review
  4. Toshiba has announced the next generation of high-capacity 3.5-inch form factor enterprise HDDs, the MG04 series. The MG04 series is engineered for midline and nearline business critical workloads and is the industry’s first enterprise capacity category models that support industry standard 4K Advanced Format sector technologies. It also supports persistent write cache technology, which improves both performance and reliability. Additionally, the series is specifically designed for the high-capacity demands of mid-tier servers and cloud application workloads as well as for capacity-optimized data center storage systems that benefit from high capacity per spindle. Toshiba Announces the MG04 Series of 5TB 3.5-Inch Enterprise HDDs
  5. SSD_Beginner

    SSDs on Old Laptops

    I would like to use SSDs on my old laptop. My laptop is E300-AP55K (LG). producted in Jan. 2008. (Intel / T5750 (2.0GHz) / 1280x800 / 2GB / DVD recorder / AMD(ATI) / 1.97Kg / 6cell / HDMI / D-SUB / webcam / USB 2.0 /IEEE1394 / Express card / Multi-card reader / HDMI / 1.3M WEB CAMERA / Hybrid 256MB / Windows Vista Peculiarity: Providing SATA1, TOSHIBA MK1665GSX 160.0 GB (SATA2) was installed, Southbridge of mainboard: SB600, No AHCI option in BIOS) Apart from everything else, I am curious whether I can connect SSDs to my laptop at least physically. You may see my laptop and HDD. My HDD is just put down on the laptop and connected. To remove the HDD, we just raise it up. However, SSDs like TOSHIBA Q Series Pro (my HDD is of TOSHIBA) have some part that can be inserted to connectors. My HDD has no such part. Is it possible to use SSDs on my laptop?
  6. The LaCie Rugged USB 3.0 Thunderbolt is designed to give consumers the ultimate physical protection of their data against all kinds of threats. Not only is the Rugged beast of a device, it is arguably is one of the more affordable drives of its class and even includes a standard USB 3.0 cable as well as a Thunderbolt cable. The Rugged USB 3.0 2TB is also currently the highest capacity bus–powered storage solution on the market that uses Thunderbolt technology; the single connected cable can draw enough juice to power the drive from the host computer. The new 2TB model is essentially the same as its lower-capacity brethren performance-wise, quoting speeds of 110MB/s, while LaCie offers SSD models for those who need a higher transfer rate. LaCie Rugged USB 3.0 2TB Review
  7. Samsung has released a new mobile hard drive platform that crams 2TB into a standard 9.5mm form factor. Samsung Spinpoint M9T Mobile Hard Drive
  8. I built my pc about 2 years ago, But I bought the HDD about a year after. The power button on my case broke so like a dummy I just took a wire a put it on the motherboard and I did this for months (Don't ask my why lol) Then I think my power supply was slowly dying because It would take a couple of tries before it would actually kick on. Then I think finally it died and shorted out in the process when I tried to turn it on, Because were either there sata or power plugs on the HDD a little puff of smoke came out.. And even after I tried turning the comp back on It didnt smoke. So do you think it's just the pcb, Because before that, My hdd ran fine without any problems..
  9. HGST has started shipping their new 6TB helium hard drives. HGST 6TB Ultrastar He6 HDD Now Shipping
  10. LaCie, a Seagate company, has announced that its impressive Rugged USB 3.0 Thunderbolt Series hard drive is now available in a 2TB version, which is double the storage of its predecessor. The Rugged is built for heavy data users who require the complete mobility package and is the ideal companion to a new Mac or Ultrabook. LaCie's new Rugged ships with a Thunderbolt cable as well as a quick Install Guide and Complete Software Suite, which allows users to easily configure the device, password protect it, and set up automatic backups. LaCie Rugged USB 3.0 Thunderbolt Series 2TB HDD Version Now Available
  11. HGST has announced that it is now shipping the MegaScale DC 4000.B, a new 3.5-inch, 4TB, 6 Gb/s SATA hard drive engineered for long-term data retention and other 24/7 environments that manage infrequently accessed data with less than 180TB transferred per drive, per year. According to HGST, the 4TB MegaScale DC 4000.B requires up to 45 percent less operating power and 29 percent reduced idle power compared to typical 4TB enterprise HDDs, and 40% less power than HGST’s own 4TB Ultrastar 7K4000. HGST Now Shipping 4TB Second-Generation MegaScale DC Cold Storage Hard Drive
  12. HGST has lunched their latest 1TB mobile hard drive in a 7mm form factor. HGST Travelstar Z5K1000 Announced
  13. Toshiba has announced the slim, 7mm two-platter MQ02ABF series 2.5-inch 5,400 RPM SATA hard disk drive. The MQ02ABF series is Toshiba’s first two platter 7mm HDD model, which combines both the performance and power efficiency needed for thin mobile computing applications. The MQ02ABF HDD series is available in 750GB and 1TB capacities while featuring a rigid chassis design and dual stage head positioning technology. Toshiba MQ02ABF Series Announced - 7mm Two-Platter Notebook HDD
  14. clickofdeath4drives

    4 internal HDDs, click of death.

    I apologize in advance if I am on the wrong section. If so, please kindly direct me to the proper section I have 4 internal hard drives. I've been hearing the 'click of death' for the past couple weeks. Luckily, my computer is still able to run sometimes (although not very smoothly). I want to back up my files onto the other hard drives, but then I realized I don't know which hard drive is doing the click of death. I don't know a lot about computers and I've recently just researched about the 'click of death'. It's safe to assume what I am hearing is the click of death as all symptoms point to it. I can write about my symptoms if needed. However, my problem is that I have 4 hard disk drives. So my question is, how do I find out which hard drive is doing the click of death? Or is it that, if one hard drive is doing it then it spreads to all the other hard drives? I'm not sure what other information I need to provide so feel free to ask the necessary questions and I'll do my best to provide a detailed answer. And hopefully I can get quick responses before my hard drive fails completely and I have no chance to back up my files