Questions tagged [hard-disk]

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Backup my internal hard drive [closed]

I changed my CPU and I have all my files in old HDD (500 gb). I taught of using it as a slave drive to my new 1TB HDD. But what if it get formatted. How can I recover it without losing the data and ...
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5.25" RAM-Disk which takes old DDR RAM

I have about 8 or 10 DDR-2 and 6 DDR-3 modules which I don't really need any more. I wonder whether there's a 5.25" SATA hard disk drive that takes DDR RAM (you can recommend for DDR-2 or DDR-3). ...
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I want to compare some external hard drives model and decide which to buy? [closed]

Which of these external hard drives will you choose to buy if you want a 1 TB memory regarding the fact that the price and the appearance (beauty) is not important? Silicon Power Armor A80 External ...
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Which disk is suitable for D-LINK DNS-320 [closed]

I have D-LINK DNS-320 which currently has 2 disk of 1TB each and I want to change them and buy two of 2TB. My question is which kind of disk should I purchase? A regular disk or NAS disk?
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Seagate Hard Drive RPM

I'm looking to replace a backup drive that died. I was considering a Seagate Barracuda drive (ST2000DM001) which is listed as 7200 RPM. Amazon reports a newer version of the drive (ST2000DM006), which ...
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What to take care of when choosing mainbord, when I want to boot from two (or more?) harddrives separately

I would like to put two ssd drivess in my new PC. one with Windows 10 and the other with the latest Ubunbtu. I tried this with my current setup without success, but I've also a RAID controller in my ...
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Quiet 7200rpm hard drive

I'm adding a 7200rpm 3TB data drive to my desktop. I have a long list of drives with 64MB cache and SATA-3 connectors, but what I really want to know is which will be quiet – in particular the ...
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WD Red vs Red Pro NAS Hard Drives

I'm looking for a DURABLE AND RELIABLE hard drive for a NAS and I've come to these bad boys. http://www.wdc.com/wdproducts/library/SpecSheet/ENG/2879-800002.pdf http://www.wdc.com/wdproducts/library/...
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Small and inexpensive drive?

I am looking for a small drive of some sort for a private server hosted using a desktop computer. The server will be used as a private proxy. I only need around 25-50 GB, but everything I find is ...
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Flashdrive Compatiable for BADUSB use [duplicate]

What is the best and cheapest flash drive that's most likely going to work to turn into a "BadUSB" BADUSB I believe the controller must be Phison but I can't find anything for under 40$ My issue is ...
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External HD - 5400RPM over USB3 - Which is the limiting factor? [closed]

When shopping for external drives recently I noticed that the majority of the USB3 drives on the shelf were 5400RPM. I was surprised because I normally consider a 5400 drive to be "ludicrously slow" ...
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Which one I should go for, ADATA SP550 120GB vs Samsung EVO 120GB SSD's? [closed]

I'm new to SSD, After doing some research i end up with 2 models ADATA SP550 120GB and Samsung EVO 120GB. ADATA seems to be a TLC NAND Flash which is low in endurance but i have no idea about EVO(...
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Is there a low power consuming device with good CPU to be used as a NAS?

After some research I am inclined towards using an Intel NUC. But considering that there is only one SATA port and an mSATA port (I think), is there any way to add more storage to the NUC? If not is ...
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Low-cost RAID 5 Linux controller card

I have 6x320GB HDD and I was considering to create a RAID 5 system (it's for storage only). I use Ubuntu 14.04 and I want to ask what RAID controller card allows for 6 (or more) ports without ...
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mSata upgrade to install system Envy 15-j108el

I own this laptop: HP Envy 15-108el It comes with 1TB Hard disk and the following mSata drive: smartctl 6.4 2014-10-07 r4002 [x86_64-linux-4.2.0-23-generic] (local build) Copyright (C) 2002-14, Bruce ...
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SSD and HDD Internal Raid system compatible with external clone docking station

I'm searching for a good internal raid system for two SSDs and one for two HDDs. The housing of the SSDs and HDDs should be compatible with an external docking station, which I want to use for Backups....
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Which is more likely to give the bigger performance boost, i5 to i7 or HDD to SSD? [closed]

This might be comparing apples to oranges, but I know that one of these most likely gives a user a greater performance gain. If given the chance to only have one: Which is more likely to give the ...
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SSD / HDD choice when write speed is slow - developer workstation and for games

SanDisk Internal SSD 120GB 2.5-Inch SDSSDA-120G-G25 costs Rs. 3600 (~$53) Sandisk SSD 128gb SATA 2.5, Z400s costs Rs. 3800 (~$56) SanDisk 128GB SDSSDP-128G-G25 cost Rs. 3900 (~$58) Samsung 850 EVO ...
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Harddisk with Thunderbolt V2 - Backup with Time Machine (OS X)

I am looking for an external harddisk for backup my MacBook Pro (with Time Machine) and I saw there are already "packed" configurations (combos) like theses: LaCie Rugged Thunderbolt Transcend ...
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Freenas VS commercial NAS: what hardware would you reccomand? [closed]

I need to build a Raid 5 NAS system mainly for storage. I am considering to use FreeNas server: what hardware would you recommend for a system with 5 HDD (total 3.5TB)? I also have a pc sitting in ...
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Looking for a good hdd/external hdd

I'm looking for a way to upgrade my Dell Vostro 470's space for not a lot of money. Requirements: Under $50 1TB+ storage Have the cable for the motherboard with it (if not then add a link to one ...
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HDD adapter with USB

I've been contemplating purchasing an HDD adapter. However, they all seem to be ~$20 which is too much for me. Requirements Price must be < $15 (Including shipping, not taxes). Must support USB 3....
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Router + External Hard Drive (a.k.a. Home Cloud)

My old router died, and I want to buy a new one. Also, if I have to change the router, I want to try to see if I can do a setup like: Router + External Hard Drive + an android application maybe. I ...
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Will any replacement SATA hard drive work to replace any SATA port?

My serial ATA hard disk broke, so I want to replace it. The SATA drives I've seen online are very diverse in appearance, which makes me skeptical that they work identically. For example, The ports on ...
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External SATA enclosure for multiple disks

I'm looking for an external SATA enclosure to host a minimum of 4 standard 3.5" form-factor SATA hard disks. I currently have a 4-disk enclosure from Vantec that uses a SATA port multiplier but has a ...
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Inexpensive Long-term (10-20-year) Archival Storage

Historically, optical media appears to have been the best choice for inexpensive 10-20 year storage, but over the years, optical storage just hasn't kept up: CD-R was introduced around 1988 with 600-...
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Will switching to SSD improve my write performance? [closed]

I have a PostgreSQL server which occasionally hangs for a long time on writes to my hard disks. Sometimes the fsync system calls take more than two minutes to complete. Now I am wondering if moving ...
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SCSI (SAS) hard disk on SATA port? [closed]

I have a 72GB (15k RPM) SCSI (SAS) HDD from a server machine that I got from a friend which I want to use in my desktop, mainly as the OS drive, but my desktop has only SATA ports. Some online ...
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>2 TB 2.5 inch HDD

I've searched and searched and can only find one 2.5 inch HDD that is larger than 1TB (Western Digital has one model). 3.5 inch HDDs have kept growing to even 10TB, but 2.5 inch drives seem to have ...
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1TB or more HDD for Playstation 4

What type of hard drive should I be looking for a Playstation 4? I am usually partial towards SSD over traditional, but I am also open to the idea of hybrids as well. I have looked into Samsung 850 ...
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What options are available for cheap NAS devices that allows to put two hard drives in RAID 1?

I want to create a private cloud on my home, and for this I want to know a good NAS device that performs the following: Put two or more hard drives on RAID 1. As cheap as possible. Allow to install ...

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