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  1. Hi, I'd like to know some relevant differences between this drives besides MTBF. 7E8 model ST8000NM0055 (MTBF 2,000,000 hr) 5E8 model ST8000AS0003 (MTBF 800,000 hr) 5E8 model is formerly known as an Archive HDD, both are 8TB so obviously I want to use them for archiving purposes. 7E8 seems generally better choice, but everywhere I look 5E8 costs more than 7E8 which is quite confusing. Do you have an experience with this drives, and/or recommendations? Thanks!
  2. Hi, I've tested my 4TB drive with Victoria 4.73b and it shows quite a few slow sectors. Here is a picture: The one sector around 3s is my fault as I've checked SMART status while it was testing the drive. Should I be concerned? The drive is for backup purposes and has around 20h of usage so far. But it's not new, made in 2016. Now I'm testing all my HDDs... Thanks
  3. 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!
  4. Hello all, I am seeking for an advice on the optimal storage/editing workflow for a Huge project. I will try my best to explain the situation in detail as well as keep it short. Me and my partner are freelancing filmmakers. We are doing a couple of projects here and there (every second month) that ranges from music videos, wedding videos, small corporate videos, small web commercials for catering companies etc… I am currently editing on MacBook Pro 15’ 2016. My cameras for the shoots are Panasonic Lumix GH4 / GH5 / Sony A7S / DJI Phantom 3 Pro. I am editing via 4TB External Desktop HDD’s - USB 3.0 (Western Digital / Seagate) I have only recently changed to FCPX - previously I was still editing the old school way on FCP7 - thanks film school - and I now find the workflow in FCPX so much easier, quicker and optimised for a quick turnaround that I often need. No more transcoding to Apple Pro res LT, FCP 7 workflow > Export / Compress / Transcode etc… I really like FCPX and I think I am going to stick with it. So far I have not encountered any problems in terms of performance on my MacBook while editing 4K natively, only once for one music video I was using MultiCam and I had to create Proxy for those couple of takes, otherwise I had a smooth editing experience editing with Original Media. // THE PROBLEM // We have a big project that I categorise as ‘separate’ from all our other film work, just for the reason of being so big. We are documenting a huge house being built from scratch - a project that we started filming 4 years ago - for the clients to have a short film / documentary 30-60 minutes of all the process and problems the building has encountered on its way (crane arrived late/ statues on the roof / golden fence being imported from Europe / welding of materials for window edges etc). The frequency of visits and our shoots are in average 1 visit/shoot every 3 months. Occasionally we might come twice or three times in one week if a lot of things/changes are being done tho the house, other times we haven’t been called for over 7 months. I estimate that this project is going to continue for another 3-5 years until the house is finished. So far we treat all the footage shot as cataloging the progress as it still looks like a construction site so can’t even start editing the final product yet. For this project I have decided to keep this on a separate storage HDD’s. So far it sits on 2x Desktop 4TB/Western Digital HDD’s and 1x 4TB Western Digital small HDD’s - in three separate locations. I CAN NOT AFFORD to loose any data for this project. So far we have shot around 1.5TB of footage. I estimate that with the house being finished it will go beyond the 4TB current capacity. // MY QUESTION // // Sorry I am not very knowledgeable in the whole RAID set up systems. I have tried to read about it and watch youtube explanation videos but still not quite 100% get the benefits of the set ups. Q1) How do I go about storing this project for another 5 years in the most effective / efficient way? Q2) Once the house is finished - how do I go about editing this? Should I edit from the external HDD and have another external HDD - possibly a Thunderbolt as a ‘Final Cut Pro X library’ just solely for this project? How do I back up after each editing session I do to the other two HDD’s? I have done some researching about the HDD hub that will clone and copy to the other two HDD’s in real time, should this be something I invest in now, or do this later? (in 5 years the technology might jump ahead again and the prices for a SSD’s might be way cheaper or other solutions might open up? Q3) Is online storage such as Google Drive a possibility with editing such a huge project in FCPX? The reason I am posting this now is to try and figure out if I can do any step at the moment to help my workflow in the future and for long-term. Or should I just store store store the footage for now and decide in the future? Thank you for taking the time to read this and if you have any questions to make this more clear please don’t hesitate to ask. Kind regards T
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  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. 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?
  10. 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!
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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...
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. Newegg via eBay is selling the 5TB Seagate Backup Plus for $120 Our review of the 5TB Seagate Backup Plus
  17. The WD Black2 deserves plaudits for its innovative design. Unfortunately outside of fringe use cases, there aren't many applications where this configuration is a perfect fit. The high launch MSRP and the lack of Mac support further limits its potential. WD Black2 SSD/HDD Review
  18. 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?
  19. 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:
  20. 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
  21. Review of Seagate's 2TB desktop hybrid hard drive. Seagate Desktop SSHD Review
  22. The new WD Black is fast - beating all other 4TB competition in every test. WD Black 4TB Desktop Hard Drive Review (WD4003FZEX)
  23. 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?
  24. martin_hindsight

    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.
  25. 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