Stack Exchange Network

Stack Exchange network consists of 175 Q&A communities including Stack Overflow, the largest, most trusted online community for developers to learn, share their knowledge, and build their careers.

Visit Stack Exchange

Questions tagged [hard-disk]

For questions about devices that use magnetic disk storage as a data storage mechanism.

0
votes
0answers
1 view

Hard usb ntfs hdd disk not found with comand “fdisk -l” on debian 9

cli-"fdsik -l"Hard usb ntfs hdd disk not found with comand "fdisk -l" on debian 9.. I would like to form a hardisk, but I can not. Please Help me!!
0
votes
0answers
9 views

Connect one SATA hard drive to two devices

I have a DVR writing video surveillance data to SATA hard drive. I want to be able to readonly that hard drive with another computer connected to it simultaneously. Is there a piece of hardware that ...
0
votes
0answers
7 views

NVME Value vs NVME TLC [closed]

In the specs of my laptop I see such table with compatible M.2 drives I know what is TLC, but what Value means here? A vendor? Some SSD type? Trademark? Memory type? How do I find out which SSD ...
0
votes
1answer
45 views

Recommendation: drive which is completely sanitizable

Context: I want to store data in digital format, and then destroy it. Let for the moment put physical destruction of the drive (hammer/degausser) aside. Question: which non-volatile drives will be ...
0
votes
1answer
29 views

SSD as A Storage Drive [closed]

I have a laptop with 2 SATA port and one PCIE for WIFI Card (though it can also be used with mini PCIE), one of the SATA port already used with first SSD that also act as primary disk while the other ...
1
vote
3answers
52 views

HDD+SSD or SSD, which solution is best?

I was wondering whether it is best to have an HDD+SSD or SSD solution in a laptop computer. What are the advantages of each and what should I be looking for? Thanks.
1
vote
1answer
40 views

Hard disk help required [closed]

I have an old desktop which do not have a harddisk. It has Lian Feng 2651 30awg cable attached to motherboard. Can someone suggest which harddisk should I buy for it? I live in India so an Indian ...
1
vote
1answer
16 views

Hard drive docking station recommendation for old hard drives

I'm looking for a docking station to read some old hard drives. The hard drives are: Maxtor Diamond Plus 9 Maxtor Diamond VL 40 5400 RPM Samsung SP1213C WD400BB-32CXA0 Any tips?
1
vote
0answers
22 views

NAS disk which can go to sleep

I am buying a disk for my home-made NAS server. I will not access my server very often so I am planning to spin down (put disk to sleep) when not in use. I was thinking about WD Red or Seagate ...
0
votes
0answers
4 views

Powerbank/Battery Powered Hard Drive (>2TB) with automatic media copying

We produce short films and bought a new camera, it writes 500GB/hour, so we need to off load it from our media (SSD) to permanent storage. I've seen "Wireless SSDs", I don't need to have it wireless, ...
0
votes
1answer
59 views

Should I upgrade my Laptop with a New m2 PCIe Nvme SSD or SATA SSD?

My Laptop is ASUS ROG GL553VD Model, Here is its Summary Hardware Specification: Intel i7-7700HQ Nvidia GTX1050 128GB m2 PCIe Nvme SSD (there is no HHD installed) 16GB RAM I would like to ask for a ...
1
vote
1answer
18 views

Should I choose 5400rpm or 7200rpm hdds for setup RAID 1 on B450 AMD Chipset board

I have ASUS ROG STRIX B450-F which uses the AMD B450 chipset, I plan on adding 2 SATA drives in a RAID 1 configuration and am trying to determine if there is any advantage to using 7200rpm drives. I ...
0
votes
0answers
13 views

Slicing 100GB raster datasets

Problem I'm working with huge brain imaging raster data with four dimensions (x,y,z,t). The dimension sizes are respectively ~1000, ~600, ~20, ~3000 with data stored as uint16, which makes me ~100GB ...
1
vote
1answer
30 views

Connector for HDD

I have this HDD from an old laptop I no longer possess and I would like to retrieve the data that's on it. I was wondering what kind of connector I would need to connect it to my PC. I saw another ...
0
votes
1answer
15 views

What parts make up a cctv installation at home?

I've scoured the internet and understand the following for cctv installation at home. 1. IP Camera(s) (Bullet or Dome) 2. POE Switch to power the IP Camera(s) Now I'm undecided on the following ...
0
votes
0answers
19 views

Laptop with a 17" screen which can take a 15.5mm 4tB hgarddrive

That's all. For those who don't know, they get larger capacity by adding more platters to the drive. That makes it physically taller than normal, and most laptops won't accommodate such a drive. I ...
0
votes
1answer
54 views

USB3 hub that can handle 2 external hard drives simultaneously

As you can read in this Super User question, I'm having a hard time getting two external 2.5" platter-based hard drives to run in USB 3.0 mode simultaneously off a single USB 3.0 port. Can anyone ...
4
votes
1answer
31 views

Are there any HDD whose firmware can never be updated still being sold these days?

I'm looking to build a robust system for malware research purposes and this is a requirement so I can absolutely trust that the system is clean on a reformat. Mobo firmware is locked down too of ...
0
votes
1answer
28 views

What budget usb-hub with external power supply would can be used with external HDD?

I have D-Link DUB-H7 with 7 ports. It works fine except I cannot use my external HDD with it. HDD clicks, but it seems not enough power. Connecting of 2nd HDD's wire doesn't help.
3
votes
1answer
31 views

What HDD configuration is best for handling rapid read/writes of small files?

I am running a linux system with an app that constantly reads/writes many small files (e.g close to zero bytes) to a point where 1000-4000 files read/written each minute causing disk innodes close to ...
1
vote
1answer
42 views

Best 2 TB 7200 RPM laptop spinning disk drive?

Is there currently a 2 TB or greater laptop HDD that can attain 7200 RPM or more? If there's more than one, which of them would be the fastest or most reliable?
0
votes
0answers
29 views

What devices support a 15mm tall 2.5" hdd?

I've bought THIS hard drive for my laptop but didn't notice it as 15mm. I've never seen a laptop that supports a HDD this thick. I've searched in some forums with no success. Is there any recent ...
0
votes
1answer
17 views

Connect extra fans to an ASRock Extreme4 [closed]

I have a ASRock Extreme4 motherboard and would like to add one or two extra fans to my current rig (Carbide Air 740). But I do not know where to plug in the fan, and I'd rather not unlpug another fan ...
0
votes
1answer
59 views

Intel i9 7980XE Are these parts compatible? [closed]

I am looking to go big on cores and have bought the Intel i9 7980XE 18 core processor. I'm trying to find a sane list of parts that will be compatible - I haven't built a computer for about 10 years ...
2
votes
1answer
42 views

Hard disk case, similar to the included image

The quality of portable hard disks have been underwhelming for me, so I want to use datacenter hard disks to store my data (Some of my data are being accessed and overwritten frequently, so I need ...
0
votes
1answer
43 views

Difference between 3.5“ and 2.5” SAS for home office server

I am looking to buy a small server for my home office. I do video editing, and currently using USB3 external disks is slowing me down, so I need a fast file server that I can use to store my live ...
1
vote
0answers
26 views

Media computer / NAS with HDMI

What I am trying to achieve : Stream media to my TV using the least possible amount of devices. What I currently own : A Western Digital MyCloud Ex 2 Ultra NAS, and I am somewhat happy/unhappy ...
0
votes
0answers
20 views

ATX case with far holes for 3.5' HDD

I am searching for a ATX case with proper mouting holes for the new high-capacity 3.5' HDDs. (seagate archive 8TB). All atx cases have mounting holes only for middle screws and cannot properly mount ...
1
vote
1answer
55 views

I need a NAS solution with conflicting requirements

I have to buy a NAS storage, with a set of simultaneous opposite requirements. In particular, high speed, lots of space and small budget. Can I do something like: - Use a NAS with four bays, two for ...
0
votes
1answer
27 views

Does this exist: HDD/SSD with Thunderbolt 3 AND Ethernet?

I am looking for a hard disk/SSD/NAS with both these interfaces: Thunderbolt 3 Ethernet, 1 GbE or 10 GbE So far I only found TB+USB and Eth+USB. Does the combination I am looking for exist?
1
vote
0answers
23 views

SYNOLOGY DS718+ NAS disk as shared folder for 30 people

In our office we use as a shared folder (we are 30 users). This older exists in a local server Windows Server 2008 R2. The problem is that the free disk space of our server is getting very low, so I ...
-2
votes
1answer
45 views

can 3.5 HDD be powered from USB [closed]

I use my 2.5 HDD's as external storages, and I use such simple plug : You see, it has only 1 line and it's enough to power HDD and to read/write at the same time. However, that seems not possible ...
0
votes
1answer
29 views

Largest & Durable Hard drives without physical disk [closed]

There are different kinds of disks: Hard Drive (with rotating/spinning disk) SSD MicroSD Flash Drive I am mainly interested in large capacity (5TB+). 1) Can you tell me why MicroSD/USB FLASH ...
3
votes
0answers
53 views

Looking for USB flash drive with its Removable Media Bit set

Windows specifically has this annoying issue where it will not allow multiple partitions on a USB flash drive. If you create multiple partitions, Windows will only see the first one. Linux doesn't ...
1
vote
0answers
19 views

Let's discuss on the parts of my friend's new PC build [closed]

Here is my list of the parts on amazon of the new PC i am going to build for my friend. I need some experienced advice if that build is okay on that ~700 pounds budget or how it can be better on the ...
0
votes
1answer
36 views

Fast and cheap RAID HDD?

Given that I suspect my PC to have a suicidal behavior, I'm looking for a RAID HDD to save my data safely. I have very old documents that I don't wanna lose. What are the best solutions for this? Buy ...
2
votes
1answer
68 views

Cheap, reasonable 3TB internal HDD

I'm in need of a 3.5" 3TB HDD to be used as an all-encompassing backup drive for the rest of my data, as I don't currently have a system in place and that needs to change as soon as possible. Because ...
0
votes
1answer
25 views

PCIe SSD, SATA SSD or Hard disk drives for a 10-workers server?

For a server aimed to centralize the documents of a 10-people team, which kind of media would you advise to have a system that is both responsive and reliable? I want the server not hanging and that ...
1
vote
3answers
55 views

Is there such a thing as a hard drive with two interfaces where you can use both at once?

Is there any hard drive which can be controlled by two different interfaces at the same time? E.g. two USB ports, or one USB and one SATA, or one USB and one LAN/NAS?
3
votes
1answer
44 views

SAS/SATA PCIe Controller Card

I’m looking for an affordable SAS/SATA PCIe controller card that I can use only PC. I have 4 x 3TB 3.5” SATA hard drives and want to be able to use them on the new card. I have read a review of ...
1
vote
1answer
80 views

HDD vs SSD for semi-frequent backups

(Copied from superuser) With SSDs getting cheaper and more mature, I am thinking of getting some for off-site backups. I would store system images and media backups on it, updated weekly-monthly. The ...
0
votes
3answers
70 views

Suggestions for storage pc

I own a small production company and use a lot of hard drives to backup my data. I want to find an affordable solution for file storage. What is the best way to achieve this? It doesn't need to be ...
1
vote
0answers
72 views

Help me choose an external (USB 3.0) hdd

I need an external 4TB hdd with usb 3.0 connection. I need it for using as a storage for my (local network) media server and for regular backups. I want to buy a silent, reliable and longevous disk, ...
3
votes
2answers
946 views

Upgrade HDD to SSD for Dell Inspiron 5558

I have a Dell Inspiron 5558 with following configuration. Intel Core i5 5250U 1.6GHz 8GB RAM NVidia 920M 4GB Windows 10 Updated to latest stable 1TB 5400 RPM WD HDD Now the problem is, I can't use ...
1
vote
0answers
23 views

Ruggedized enclosure for 3.5" hard drives

I'm looking for a ruggedized enclosure for 3.5" hard drives. These exist for 2.5" drives (like this one), but I haven't seen one for 3.5" drives. My requirements: Disk enclosure for one 3.5" form-...
1
vote
0answers
40 views

ASROCK Fatal1ty X370 motherboard: Compatibility SSD

Currently I am looking to buy SSD, my first one at any rate, and I have seen all kind of SSD (internal, vertical, M.2 to name a few). I am seriously considering this motherboard (huge upgrade for me ...
4
votes
0answers
37 views

2TB NAS HDD Power Supply Recommendations

I'm building a custom NAS as a backup server for multiple laptops in my house. I'm planning on buying four 2TB mechanical SATA hard drives that will be run in RAID 1 (Hard drives: https://www.newegg....
1
vote
0answers
35 views

Large external hard drive [closed]

I own a small cloud storage company and I was wondering what type of external hard drive/server I should purchase. I have considered this 80TB one, but is there a better choice?
0
votes
1answer
53 views

Question about replacing hard drive on laptop [closed]

I'm trying to replace an HHD for an SSD on a " MSI CX61 2QC-1654US" but when I go online to buy for ssd they all look super big. I was doing a little research and there is something called Caddy to ...
2
votes
0answers
38 views

How significant is the difference between Western DIgital Red and Purple for CCTV footage? [closed]

I would like to have 6TB of RAID1 for CCTV footage. Instead of buying 2 6TB WD Purple drives + RAID enclosure, I was wondering if I can just get a MyBook Duo (which has 2 WD Red drives in it). Will ...