Questions tagged [hard-disk]

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Does Using both SSD & SATA Hard drive impacts Laptop Performance?

I'm planning to buy New Precision 15 3561 Mobile Workstation, it supports dual hard drives. For drive one, I picked 1 TB SSD and opted for 6 cell 97WHr battery For 2nd additional drive, these are the ...
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Why using an adapted 15-pin SATA connector, my Hard Disk does not turn on?

I have bought this cable in order to use a separate USB adapter to power my desktop hard disk (3,5") At one end is a normal USB male connector, and on the other end is an adapted 15-pin plug. ...
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WiFi Router to which a WD My Book [WDBBGB...] 8TB drive can be connected

Prelude I have a Netgear AC1750 R6400 WiFi router that I like. I have successfully connected an older WD My Passport Ultra [WDBMWV...] 2TB portable hard drive to it in the past. (I think I ...
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SSD and HDD: Failure probabilities

I'm stuck in a dilemma. To buy an external HDD for back up and use existing HDD for my desktop or Buy SSD and use it as a primary while using the existing HDD(connected to the PC) as a backup for ...
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5TB Seagate External Hard Drive interface with Smartphone device

https://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2016/11/15/13642078/seagate-backup-plus-portable-5tb-hard-drive Can this product interface with any Smartphone device for Backup / Restore? In this case, the ...
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ASUS F541UV-DM522T second disc bay

I replaced the default 1TB HDD which was put in this laptop to 120GB SSD, to get some speed in daily work. But 120GB it is not so much space, so I have to extend this size by adding an extra HDD in ...
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Can a caddy break hard drive?

Yesterday I bought a new SSD for my old computer and decided to use the HDD as a secondary disk, after formatting the SSD and configuring programs I decided to use the old HDD once again as the ...
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Pick the right HDD for an unknown connector on HP 17-cn0021nr laptop motherboard

I'm looking for a recommendation on adding storage to the laptop if I don't want to swap the current m2 drive on my laptop. I have a brand new HP 17-cn0021nr laptop, and I want to upgrade the storage ...
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recently harvested an old hard drive from ASUS laptop

I recently harvested an old hard drive from an old ASUS laptop running with windows XP (see photo). Two questions now: What 'reader'/adapter (with a USB on the other end) should I buy so that I can ...
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will chia coins mining HDD be reusable?

I am expecting Chia coin price to crash soon and people will have to sell off all their HDD in second hand market to recover some value. May I know if Chia is an intense R/W mining application? I ...
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How important are HDD compatibility lists for NAS appliances?

Most manufacturers of NAS appliances (like Synology etc) have compatibility lists that sum up which hard drives are compatible with their models. How important is it to follow these? Are all SATA ...
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Hardrive case with WiFi and/or Ethernet interface

The USB ports on my laptop have packed up. It will cost a few weeks that I don't have to get it repaired, not to mention the cost. I see that Western Digital, and others, are selling a "Personal ...
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2.5" USB external drive that uses regular SATA HDD

Can anyone recommend recent models of 2.5"-sized USB 3.0/USB Type C external drives with that still use a real 2.5" SATA HDD inside? Recently, a friend had their WD MyPassport 2.5" ...
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External Enclosure for 2 SAS HDDs

I picked up a couple SAS HDDs that I would like to place in an external enclosure. However, I am struggling to find any that supports SAS HDDs. Does this exist? Could you please recommend any? I would ...
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Long Time Storage Solution

This might be a bit too fictional but here's the scenario. Task is to store small amount of data (Less than 1Mb) for centuries to come. Environment specs and possible hazards follows: Usually at room ...
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Large external 2.5" HDD with USB Type C connector?

Does it really exists as for now? I want 3Tb or 4Tb of external storage. I am searching particularly for a capacious HDD able to store my files and I want it to have fast interface onboard, at least ...
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HDD rack container

It should give power to them, and give a SATA connection to them. Roughly so: ...except that I want to put 3.5'' SATA drives in it. What I want, externally: simple SATA slots, connected to the ...
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How to buy the right comptabile SDD drive to my lenovou labtop

I want to replace a HDD (Seagate ST1000LM035-1RK172) in a Lenovo Flex 5-1570 (Type 81CA) with an SSD. I am looking for 500 GB or 1 TB. Is this SSD SAMSUNG 1TB 860 EVO-Series 2.5 compatible for my ...
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Best Cheap NAS from eBay with Support for LFF

so browsing through Amazon I find NAS's that seem to be the right fit. This one for instance seems good: The Synology 12 bay But the price is wayyyyyy too much ($1500 at the time of writing this). I'...
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m.2 vs ssd which is better

I have a HP laptop I want to upgrade my HP 15 ay122ne (i7-7500U 8GB RAM 1TB HDD 4GB graphics) Can anyone please help me with the following: For max performance, which is better, a 2.5" SSD or m.2 ...
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Single storage over 10Tb for 2.5inch sata or M.2 nvme

In both cases/connectors, I don t care whether this is an hard drive or a ssd. But the largest hard drive I saw for that case is 5Tb large whereas the largest ssd is 7.68tb large. I want a single ...
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Is there still a manufacturer building 10000rpm hard drives or higher?

I am unable to find one. And below 2TB this doesn t gives advantages over ssd in size.
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How would you power multiple 3.5" hard drives without using an ATX power supply?

The idea is to grab an Intel NUC and plug one of these SATA to M.2 adapters into the M.2 port to connect four 3.5" HDDs as part of a build-your-own NAS project. The NUC however, cannot power the hard ...
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Compact and affordable solution to quickly test all kinds of SAS hard drives?

I need to test and wipe a few dozen SAS hard drives. I'm currently using an ICY DOCK DuoSwap MB971SP-B which is connected to a low profile Adaptec RAID 3805 card thanks to a SFF-8087 to 4x SATA cable....
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Does exist a SD card disk array? [closed]

I need a disk array like those which we can just add a new hard disk but using sd cards rather than disk. Does it exist? https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/6/6b/HP_EVA4400-1.jpg/...
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PC build for Robotics, Machine Learning and CyberSecurity

I'm planning to build a PC for personal use. I'm studying Swarm Robotics, Machine Learning (for robotics), and Cybersecurity (mainly hacking and pentesting). From what I've read online, there's not ...
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Seagate Barracuda (Compute series) Compress Disk Issue

I just bought a new drive last few days, which is Seagate ST2000DM008-2FR102, which is a 2TB capacity of 64 Mb Cache. This is my first time I bought from Seagate since WD is out of stock and why not ...
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USB 3.0 hub that will allow connecting two 4TB bus-powered external hard drives

Please recommend a USB 3.0 hub that can definitely power 2 external USB 3.0 bus-powered 4TB hard drives at the same time. Many USB 3.0 hubs claim to be able to do this, but each one I've tried (and ...
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Affordable expansion array for a public mirror server

We have a public server that provides mirror service for a variety of open-source software, like Ubuntu, Debian, CentOS and PyPI, RubyGems, CPAN, etc. Our daily outgoing network goes from 10 TB to 12 ...
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2.5 inch HDD enclosure with jumper pins?

So I have an old HP laptop which died years ago. I removed the 2.5 Seagate HDD and wanting to use it as external hdd. However I am confused as to what type of enclosure should be used. Fyi I have ...
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Enclosure for old IDE hard drives

I have two internal HDD - one laptop and one desktop. The interface is ATA-100/IDE Laptop - Fujitsu MHV2040AH https://www.cnet.com/products/fujitsu-mobile-mhv2040ah-hard-drive-40-gb-ata-100-series/ ...
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4TB-5TB External portable USB bus-powered hard drive that does not use SMR technology

Are there any currently manufactured 4TB-5TB external portable USB bus-powered hard drives that do not use Shingled Magnetic Recording (SMR) technology? I would like to avoid SMR hard drives because ...
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Confusion regarding price difference in two laptops [closed]

I have been considering buying a new laptop and got puzzled regarding price differences between this two models: HP Envy 13-ah0042tu 2018 13.3-inch Laptop (8th Gen Intel Core i3-8130U/4GB/128GB/...
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Which should I upgrade for programming in Laptop, RAM or SSD?

I have a Lenovo 320 laptop which has core i3 processor, 7th generation and 4GB RAM. Now for Programming what should I upgrade? Should I upgrade 4GB to 8GB or add 250GB SSD with 1TB HDD? I am really ...
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What is more important for running an OS on a virtual machine RAM, HDD speed, or processor speed?

I'm in the process of selecting a PC. I'm in a bit of a conundrum as my budget is limited. I need to run Windows 10 Professional and Linux Debian distro on the same PC. I hope to install one of them ...
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Which desktop computer should I choose (smaller SSD storage with lower RAM vs higher HDD storage with higher RAM)?

I want to get a new desktop computer. I don't plan on using it play games. It is mostly to do work at home (running python code for analysis, looking through sometimes large excel files, having music ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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.
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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 ...
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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?
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...