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  1. Hello, I have a 320gb SAMSUNG HDD that have no bad sectors (as results of several hdd test software) but fails at something close to 2 hours of use. I have Windows 10 running on my laptop with this HDD, and the simptons are as described below: 1. Suddenly, all open APPs freezes 2. I can't change between opened windows 3. The mouse point is able to move all around the screen, but anything that I click on will interact with me 4. If a music, video or movie is playing, it will just stop After a few minutes, the computer will reboot it self and the BIOS screen will prompt that there is no HDD connected. If I shut down the computer and turn on again, it will starts as always, and Windows will take like 5 minutes longer to boot, but no error message appears, it will behave like if a force shut down just happen. Any thoughts? Can I fix this? Thanks in advance!
  2. Western Digital has announced the expansion of its WD Gold hard drive family with a new massive 12TB model. Designed to address demanding enterprise workloads, the 12TB WD Gold will provide a significant increase in storage density for a range of enterprise and cloud storage applications. WD Gold 12TB Model Now Available
  3. Toshiba has announced the new MQ04 Series 1TB HDD, a thin client drive designed for notebook PCs, gaming systems, all-in-one slim-line desktop systems, set-top box appliances, and other use cases that require high-capacity and durable storage. Toshiba MQ04 1TB Thin Client HDD Announced
  4. Available in three capacities, 300GB, 600GB and 900GB, the new AL14SX series is made for mission critical storage and comes in a 15mm, 2.5” form factor to save space and reduce footprint of this storage. The new drive series supports 512 native, 4K native or emulated 512 sector length technologies and is compatible with industry standard applications and operating environments. Aside from having more capacity than the previous version, the AL13SX, the AL14SX also shows a 19% increase in maximum sustained transfer rate and a 28.7% improvement in power efficiency (W/GB). Toshiba Announces New 15K, 900GB HDD
  5. I am not able to determine the difference between these various 3TB HDD models from Toshiba: MG03ACA300 MD03ACA300 MG04ACA300 MD04ACA300 Additionally, these models comes with an E or a V at the end which is only to say its a Suveillance disk (V) or an enterprice disk (E). But apart from that, what is the difference?
  6. Hello All! Fairly new to things here and still trying to get my footing. When i started at my workplace previous admin set up 3 HP Proliant DL360 Gen 9 Esxi 6.0 servers. At the time budget was an issue so they put 8 - 300GB 10K SAS Hard Drives in. VM's were set up on the three servers with one dedicated to Veeam Backup. Now space has become an issue and we have purchased 8 1TB 7.2K SAS hard drives to swap out. I am having difficulty finding information online for the procedure to swap out all the drives. I believe the Veeam setup information is stored on the 100GB RAM and that just all the VM Backups are stored on the Drives. I want to be able to do this without minimum time down and without losing any data. Thanks in advance!
  7. This project is actually two years old, but despite the aging SATA standard, still current as an idea. I invite you to my shop for a short film of the "Do it yourself" series.
  8. Hi there, I have an ASUS N53SN laptop with a Seagate Momentus 750GB HDD which I bought around 2013. It sometimes makes some noises when the BITS has started in Windows 7. But the main problem is that HD Sentinel reports a health of only 12% while the performance is 100%. It also says "The drive found 168 bad sectors during its self-test. There are 168 weak sectors found on the disk surface. They may be remapped any time in the later use of the disk. 742 errors occurred during data transfer." Now I want to replace this HDD, however, I'm not sure which product is the best choice for me? I'm looking for a more reliable HDD with more speed. I don't know if SSHD's are good but I don't want to buy an SSD because they are overpriced in the country which I'm living and I think I won't need that high speed too much. Some people say go for HITACHI HDD's, some recommend WD Black or Black Caviar, and some suggest Seagate products. I know they can all fail, I'm searching for the most reliable choice. I have a WD Green in a desktop and it makes loud and annoying noises much worse than my Seagate in my laptop, despite the fact that I bought the WD Green recently and have not used it often. So the bottom line is I'm looking for a nice reliable hard disk for my laptop with the capacity of at least 750GB and much faster than my current one. Any recommendations would be much appreciated. Thanks.
  9. Hi guys, I want build one or two RAID6 array. I have server with lsi megaraid 9271-4i with 5 enclouser. There are 80 hard drives WD 3TB. I tried build two arrays, 40 HDD each. I used webbios and MegaRAID Storage Manager (Windows). Firmware on my megaraid is updated. I want use HW array, not SW. Everytime i can use "only" 32 HDDs. More HDDs i can not add. Yes, I can build three arrays, but I do not want that. Can anybody help me? I do not know where is a problem...
  10. I used to have 256gb 'boot' ssd + 2x3TB HDD Windows Storage spaces in parity mode. I deleted a Windows storage spaces virtual volume (was set to parity), took out one of the drives and partitioned the remaining drive with a simple ntfs volume. Now the drive keeps getting offline and the only way to reconnect is to use the command line diskpart tool or reboot. I suspect this is something to with the HDD still having the same ID as the old Windows Storage spaces had or something similar to that or a sign of an actual hardware issues (faulty hdd, faluty cable). How do I properly reset the HDD, do you also think that this may signal some sort of hardware issue with the drive as well. SMART seems to be ok, even when drive is offline.
  11. Newegg via eBay is selling the 5TB Seagate Backup Plus for $120 Our review of the 5TB Seagate Backup Plus
  12. I'm looking for a large hard drive ideally 5-6TB, and historically, I've preferred the WD Black series. Anyways, apparently Hitachi Deskstar makes 6TB NAS hard drives: Looking at the 6TB version: Price in US is always cheaper , and it's gotten worse due to the Canadian dollar weakening as of late Anyways, the only reviews I could find were these: Performance looks pretty good (at least the 4TB one). The 6TB one I'm not sure of, but areal density is higher (703 Gb/in^2 vs 446). I think it's a 5 platter design (anyone put 6 platters in a non-HE drive?), with ~1.2 TB per platter? Only other thing of note is that they have a larger cache (128 vs 64 MB). Does anyone have any experience with these hard drives? They look like a good buy, certainly better than the WD Green/Red 6TB or Seagate 6TB. I'm going to be using them on my desktop for video editing. How would they compare to the WD Black?
  13. 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: 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:
  14. Dear All, Bought this RAID SEVEN YEARS ago STARDOM sr3620-2s-sb2 And bought two of these TWO WEEKS ago 2.0TB Western Digital WD Black WD2003FZEX Intend to set this up as mirror storage Can someone tell me if this is gonna work? Can't see any problem, but can't be sure. Thanks very much in advance :)/ ida
  15. Hi! I just bought an asus notebook with hdd, well performing and quite fast, but I'm thinking about passing to ssd. The notebook has windows 8, with the hdd divided into OS and Data partitions. Here is my question: do I have to sacrifice my hdd 750gb if I put the ssd? Can I keep both of them in the same notebook, maybe creating a partition OS on ssd and EXCESS DATA in 750GB hdd? In case it is possible, will my notebook be faster or it's nonesense doing it?
  16. The Seagate Enterprise Capacity SAS 6TB HDD combines great performance with a design the industry is comfortable with making the drive an easy choice for environments that need big capacity to support growing data sets. Seagate Enterprise Capacity 6TB 3.5 SAS HDD Review
  17. The future of data storage.

    Recently I had to buy a new hard-drive because my 2tb WD was starting to fail after 3,5 years of service. Since I wanted the most available storage, right now, I went for the WD 4TB Green reasonably priced at 165$. After that I discovered, there is a Seagate 6TB HDD Out. But from what I have read, That is pretty much as far as traditional hard-disk technology is ever going to get. Maybe up to 10TB with Helium intead of air inside the enclosure but that is pretty much it. And SSDs are still far away from being a solution for massive storage, if they are ever going to get there. So my question is: what other technologies are being developed and/or discussed or theorized out there that would eventually lead to storage space like 20, 40, 100, 200 . . . TB. From what I understand, it has to be a completely new technology not even remotely similar to what we have today. Because right now we seem to be pretty close to the end of the rope with our rotating platters and severely overpriced SSDs (3.2TB at 18000$) And what do you think the capacity limits of SSDs are? We could of course stack more and more memory chips and platters onto each other but that would get ridiculous at some point like todays Video cards getting longer and thicker and hotter with every new gpu released.
  18. The Seagate Enterprise Capacity 6TB 3.5 HDDv4 is a well performing high capacity drive, a drive that can add up to an additional 50% capacity over current drives with a relatively low price point and all the interface and security features the enterprise wants. Seagate Enterprise Capacity 6TB 3.5 HDD Review
  19. 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)
  20. 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,
  21. 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
  22. The Samsung Spinpoint M9T drive is a great choice for any consumer wishing to acquire the largest possible storage space in a standard form factor. Samsung didn't just make the M9T big though, the drive posts excellent sequential transfer speeds, which is great for many of the drive's intended use cases. Samsung Spinpoint M9T Hard Drive Review
  23. 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
  24. 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?
  25. 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