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Forum: Computers 07-05-2021, 10:16 PM
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Posted By Reading Bug
Thanks, lingyi. From what I've read elsewhere, it...

Thanks, lingyi. From what I've read elsewhere, it seems as long as Reallocated Sector Count and Pending Sector Count are ok, the drive should be fine. Also read that, as far as Seagate math goes, as...
Forum: Computers 07-03-2021, 07:57 PM
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Posted By Reading Bug
So I went ahead and purchased an 8TB Seagate...

So I went ahead and purchased an 8TB Seagate Backup Plus today, and ran tests (including SMART) using CrystalDiskInfo, DiskCheckup and HD Tune. I understand Seagate uses Hex values but don't...
Forum: Computers 06-21-2021, 09:03 PM
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Posted By Reading Bug
I've been figuring out a testing method for the...

I've been figuring out a testing method for the new drives, and looked over material from Datahoarders to balance thoroughness with not going overboard. A lot of folks there are talking internals and...
Forum: Computers 06-20-2021, 03:32 PM
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Posted By Reading Bug
Great point. :cool: This makes sense....

Great point. :cool:



This makes sense. With new drives, I'm intending to load them right away so much of the writing will be happening during the warranty for sure. I'm at 12TB total right now,...
Forum: Computers 06-20-2021, 01:20 PM
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Posted By Reading Bug
Thanks again, lingyi. I think you're right. I'm...

Thanks again, lingyi. I think you're right. I'm overthinking it. I'll probably try out a pair of 8TB Seagate Backup Pluses. Thinking back on it, I've been reluctant to run with Seagate because their...
Forum: Computers 06-19-2021, 01:35 PM
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Posted By Reading Bug
So I have the chance to pick up two more 8TB My...

So I have the chance to pick up two more 8TB My Books from Best Buy, which would have me all set for the next five years. But I'm still feeling a couple things out. One is trusting my entire digital...
Forum: Computers 06-18-2021, 10:51 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,007
Posted By Reading Bug
Those 8TB My Books are down to $174 at Amazon. I...

Those 8TB My Books are down to $174 at Amazon. I price-matched two out of my local Best Buy this afternoon and feel good about it because those drives haven't been sitting there long. I know because...
Forum: Computers 06-18-2021, 10:38 PM
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Posted By Reading Bug
lingyi, do you know why Toshiba external desktops...

lingyi, do you know why Toshiba external desktops seem to have disappeared? It doesn't seem likely to be the chip shortage as everyone else is doing fine and prices seem to be coming down.

I'm...
Forum: Computers 06-18-2021, 12:47 PM
Replies: 44
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Posted By Reading Bug
THANK YOU. I forgot to ask about this when I...

THANK YOU. I forgot to ask about this when I started the thread. I had concerns because the manufacturers don't like to tell you the manufacturing date on the packaging anymore, and my past...
Forum: Computers 06-13-2021, 03:37 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,007
Posted By Reading Bug
Thanks LS! Do you know if there's a guide...

Thanks LS!

Do you know if there's a guide anywhere that breaks down what models use what actual drives inside? I've been looking for that for a while.

Also, do you agree with lingyi regarding...
Forum: Computers 06-13-2021, 01:55 PM
Replies: 44
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Posted By Reading Bug
Hey again all, Before I dive into another...

Hey again all,

Before I dive into another five year cycle of HD backups, I just wanted to see if anyone else wanted to chime in with comments. Here's what I've learned:


TB capacity...
Forum: Computers 06-05-2021, 02:22 PM
Replies: 44
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Posted By Reading Bug
I see. So if I have this right: Two 8's...

I see. So if I have this right:


Two 8's are better than one 16 – though in my case it'd be 12-14 TBs total spread over two 8's, with one set per physical location.*
Two 8's are no different...
Forum: Computers 06-05-2021, 01:43 PM
Replies: 44
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Posted By Reading Bug
Thank you so much, lingyi. This is a big help....

Thank you so much, lingyi. This is a big help. So, ultimately, I guess what I’m wanting to know is how you’re defining "smaller" here. Is the 8 small, or is 2 better because it’s even smaller? Why do...
Forum: Computers 06-05-2021, 01:30 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,007
Posted By Reading Bug
HDDs: large capacities for long-term storage?

Hi all,

I've been saving files to 2TB external HDDs (currently 6 of them 4 desktop Fantoms and 2 pocket-sized WD My Passports) for most of the last five years. I'm at the point where I may need...
Forum: Computers 12-12-2020, 07:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,519
Posted By Reading Bug
Thanks LS. And congrats on post #10K.

Thanks LS. And congrats on post #10K.
Forum: Computers 12-08-2020, 01:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,519
Posted By Reading Bug
Thanks LS. Another question about data migration:...

Thanks LS. Another question about data migration: if I have HDDs in storage, unpowered and put in use simply to add new files to them when I go there (the storage unit is in another town so it's only...
Forum: Computers 12-07-2020, 09:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,519
Posted By Reading Bug
Thanks! I had that general understanding. Do you...

Thanks! I had that general understanding. Do you have an opinion on improvements over time? I'd love to know how the gaps might be closed - improvement in circuit reliability; data retrieval costs...
Forum: Computers 12-07-2020, 01:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,519
Posted By Reading Bug
Archiving HDD vs. SSD in 2020-2021?

Hey all!

I asked this question a few years ago and wanted to ask again because... technology changes. Years ago the recommendation from fine folks here was that HDDs are more reliable than SSDs...
Forum: Computers 02-01-2019, 07:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 924
Posted By Reading Bug
HDD vs SSD in 2019?

As I previously asked about HDDs in 2017 here (http://www.digitalfaq.com/forum/computers/8092-hdd-2017-future.html), I thought Id update for the new year to ask the state of SSD and just how close...
Forum: Computers 02-18-2018, 04:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,206
Posted By Reading Bug
Yeah, screw this. I think I'm going to...

Yeah, screw this.

I think I'm going to return it and just get a couple of 1TB portable Seagates to hold me over. I suppose my other option would be a 4TB Fantom, but I don't need that much space,...
Forum: Computers 02-18-2018, 03:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,206
Posted By Reading Bug
Per Lordsmurf's advice, I want to stick to 2 TB...

Per Lordsmurf's advice, I want to stick to 2 TB Fantoms. I just ordered another (my first since this thread was started) to find a nice little sheet inside informing that the drive can be formatted...
Forum: Computers 08-04-2017, 12:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,206
Posted By Reading Bug
Soooo..... Fantom agreed to fully replace the...

Soooo..... Fantom agreed to fully replace the drive rather than repair it, but like you say LS, doing that is a bit hairy. I would like to get another drive as I need one anyway, so would consider...
Forum: Computers 07-28-2017, 02:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,206
Posted By Reading Bug
Thanks so much, LS! That's a lot of info. :) ...

Thanks so much, LS! That's a lot of info. :)

I've purchased nothing but Fantoms the last few years and love them, except I'm having trouble with one right now. It seems to be the circuit board......
Forum: Computers 07-02-2017, 01:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,206
Posted By Reading Bug
I was in my local Fry's yesterday checking out...

I was in my local Fry's yesterday checking out external desktop hard drives. It had probably been three months or more since I last looked but I was surprised to see how few 1 and 2 TB HDs are sold...
Forum: Blank Media 03-24-2017, 04:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,101
Posted By Reading Bug
LordSmurf, Ive recently adopted a personal...

LordSmurf, Ive recently adopted a personal policy to try to watch discs (instead of rips) as often as possible to support the use, manufacture and sale (and ultimately continuation) of DVD/Blu-ray...
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