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Got a New Hard Drive
« on: December 11, 2015, 06:21:50 pm »

I bit the bullet and ordered an 8TB internal hard drive:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00XS423SC

I'm in the process of loading it up now.  I suppose it's good that it means I'll have a backup copy of everything I can put in my safe from the old hard drive.

But the real reason I needed it is because some yahoo bought the Star Wars anthology on blu-ray and ripping all of them (with Media Center!) resulted in a lot of space!

Hopefully the 8TB mark will keep me happy for a while.  It's just amazing how the capacities just keep doubling and doubling.  I wonder what the limit will be?
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Re: Got a New Hard Drive
« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2015, 06:59:30 pm »

But the real reason I needed it is because some yahoo bought the Star Wars anthology on blu-ray and ripping all of them (with Media Center!) resulted in a lot of space!
I blame Ben.
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Re: Got a New Hard Drive
« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2015, 07:59:12 pm »

that's a good price
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Re: Got a New Hard Drive
« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2015, 08:12:44 pm »

Hopefully the 8TB mark will keep me happy for a while.

 ;D  No way.  Once you start ripping BD the space goes very quickly!  I've now got a couple of the 8TB in my main pool and as I run out of space I remove the smallest drive and replace with the biggest one available.  As you can see in the Pic I've got a 40TB pool with "only" 3.5TB left on my "M:" drive
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Re: Got a New Hard Drive
« Reply #4 on: December 11, 2015, 09:27:27 pm »

I bit the bullet and ordered an 8TB internal hard drive:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00XS423SC

I'm in the process of loading it up now.  I suppose it's good that it means I'll have a backup copy of everything I can put in my safe from the old hard drive.

But the real reason I needed it is because some yahoo bought the Star Wars anthology on blu-ray and ripping all of them (with Media Center!) resulted in a lot of space!

Hopefully the 8TB mark will keep me happy for a while.  It's just amazing how the capacities just keep doubling and doubling.  I wonder what the limit will be?

Let us know how the Seagate works out - reliability and noise are of interest to me.
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Re: Got a New Hard Drive
« Reply #5 on: December 12, 2015, 12:09:17 pm »

I'm still filling it up.  It's going to take over 24 hours.  And this is with SATA connections.

Crazy.
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Re: Got a New Hard Drive
« Reply #6 on: December 12, 2015, 12:23:43 pm »

I'm still filling it up.  It's going to take over 24 hours.  And this is with SATA connections.

It has taken me a lot longer to fill a 3TB drive.   ;D

I note that an 8TB USB drive is available for the same price from Amazon.
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Re: Got a New Hard Drive
« Reply #7 on: December 12, 2015, 09:02:31 pm »

I finally finished filling it up.

I was relieved because even my junction points on the old drive moved over just fine (I have a pile of directories on A:\ which map into my old / new drive).

I can't really comment on the noise because I have such an insulated case.  It's pretty quiet, but obviously not SSD quite!
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Re: Got a New Hard Drive
« Reply #8 on: December 12, 2015, 11:53:34 pm »

It's worth keeping in mind these use SMR so they are best for storing content that does not change (eg good for media)
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Re: Got a New Hard Drive
« Reply #9 on: December 13, 2015, 06:08:05 pm »

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I can't really comment on the noise

Seagate is known for noisy drives.

my third and forth hard drive, back in the early 80's was a Seagate (65 meg, 5 1\4 inch) drive.
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Re: Got a New Hard Drive
« Reply #10 on: December 14, 2015, 03:05:59 am »

Seagate is known for noisy drives.

my third and forth hard drive, back in the early 80's was a Seagate (65 meg, 5 1\4 inch) drive.
I don't think noisy drives are much of a problem any more.  They're all pretty quiet.
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Re: Got a New Hard Drive
« Reply #11 on: December 14, 2015, 10:45:04 am »

Some of you may find this report interesting.  BackBlaze is a cloud backup provider.  They publish the results of their hard drive failures a couple of times per year.  This report contains statistics for over 40,000 drives that are in current use in their data center.  Pretty cool real world stuff here.

https://www.backblaze.com/blog/hard-drive-reliability-stats-for-q2-2015/

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Re: Got a New Hard Drive
« Reply #12 on: December 14, 2015, 12:14:06 pm »

Should note that while their stuff is "real world", its not anywhere close to "home usage". Drives react differently to being in a crowded metal cage with 20 other drives running 24/7 (vibrations, etc), than running at home for a bit.
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