Search the Community

Showing results for tags 'hard drive'.



More search options

  • Search By Tags

    Type tags separated by commas.
  • Search By Author

Content Type


Forums

  • Storage Hardware
    • SMB/Enterprise Storage
    • RAID Cards and HBAs
    • Solid State Drives (SSD)
    • Hard Disk Drives (HDD)
    • Home Storage and Computer Hardware
    • What Drive Should I Buy?
  • StorageReview News, Reviews and Projects
    • Storage News & Reviews
    • Enterprise Test Lab Reviews/Projects
  • General
    • Site Suggestions & Help
    • Storage and Tech Bargains
    • StorageReview Marketplace
    • The Bar & Grille
    • Reliability & Performance Drive Databases

Calendars

  • Community Calendar

Found 8 results

  1. NSA Hides Spying Backdoors into Hard Drive Firmware ! http://www.techpowerup.com/209925/nsa-hides-spying-backdoors-into-hard-drive-firmware.html What do you say now ? Will you still buy a new HDD from WD or SG ? Debate please.
  2. Around 2-3 months ago I discovered my primary HDD (WD-1002FEAX-00Z3A0, it's a western digital) had 1 write error count. I kept checking everyday (I'm serious) if the value was increasing but it didn't until today. (I did a chkdsk right after I discovered the write error count. Here is the log: http://pastebin.com/3t4yQshw) Today I checked the value as always but to my surprise, the value is 0 (it decreased from 1). I don't understand. Is the HDD going to fail sooner? If not, what happened to that write error count? I'm so confused. Any help is appreciated. Thanks... SMART:
  3. I plan to buy a 2TB external hard drive and need some advice on which to choose. I found some for around £50-80 which were Hitachi, Toshiba, Samsung, Western Digital, Seagate I have done some research and it seems Hitachi are the best and Seagate the worst? But I thought I should ask the experts too.. What I really need to know is which brand is most reliable and what to look for in drives, aside from the lifespan of the warranty, I don't know much about the specifications other than the storage capacity, so any help would really be appreciated, Thank you for your time
  4. I think I once read that traditional hard drives had difficulties at high altitudes (ex: on aircraft) because of the way they work. Seeing that the helium has to be hermetically sealed, would they work in space? On that note, with the lower density of helium, I'd imagine that a 10,000 rpm drive would be possible an would encouter no more difficulties in than a 7,200 rpm one on regular air.
  5. Okay I am so new at computer technology so please bear with me because i am just learning. I was attempting to download linux on my Acer aspire V5 and was running into problems getting the correct software to run a dual boot system and installing linux in the correct location and drive to be able to run a dual boot system. I have a feeling that this is a little off topic for this fourm, but i really need help. In Disk Management when i right click the storage space on "Disk 0" to delete volume the only option i get is "help" (See picture). The only time i get the normal option menu is for the Acer (C;) storage and the 300MB of health storage. I can not edit this volume either with the exception of shinking the vol of Acer (C:). Am i supposed to have this many drives listed? Well i know they are not actual hard drives but i don't know what they are called. None of them take up much space on my hard drive, but one of them does take up 15.5 GB of memory but that is nothing big. As of rite now i linux is on my CD-ROM 1, is that bad if i plan on installing linux as a dual boot OS? Any info on where those volume Partitions could have come from, how to make it so i can delete them to increase my Acer(C:) partition, or if the setup i have now will prevent me from using Linux as a dual boot OS is greatly appreciated! Sorry about not being too informed on the topic Oh and also i do have a thumb drive plugged in while the screenshot was taken, it is Disk 1 (E:) so just ignore that
  6. I'm looking for suggestions on what to buy when it comes to a storage system for removable hard drives. It'll be used in a small office environment meaning it should be reliable, quiet, and reasonably fast. I currently have a Proavio 4-bay rack enclosure with removable drives: It's connected to my Mac Pro through Firewire 800 but has a few flaws: it won't accept drive bigger than 2TB, it's noisy (yes, I've changed the fans), each hard drive needs a tray to be attached and a couple of other frustrations. I also didn't end up installing it in a rack, so this time around I'm considering a "tower" of some sort. I've been looking at 5.25" backplane modules such as these from Orico: My guess is that they don't contain any interface electronics, so I wouldn't run into a hard drive size limit as now, because that depends on the SATA bridge board I decide to use. They're also trayless meaning I can just pop in the drives. The problem however is that these modules are designed for PC cases and not stand-alone as I need (there's no such space available in my Mac Pro). Firewire (and possibly USB) would be nice, but since my Mac Pro has an eSATA interface I should be fine with just SATA. So, are there any ready made desktop systems with those features? I'm also open for other suggestions, but being able to exchange drives is a "must have" feature I've found invaluable when making backups and whenever my drives fill up.
  7. I have a Samsung SP1203N IDE hard drive that won't spin up. What I tried so far is the freezer method where I left the drive there for four or five days to no avail; and putting a multimeter on diode mode and testing what I think are TVS diodes on the PCB (model BF41-00076A, the same board as this one) to get the following results: (Hard to read) AE O436, right beside the 4-pin power connector reads .457 in one direction and 1. (no zero next to that) in the other. 428 LEM, center right one in the picture reads .544 and "1." (Also hard to read) 420 1BL3, center left one reads .109 and "1." Does this mean that these diodes, if they are in fact diodes, are not the problem? If so, what could the problem be?
  8. 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