Questions tagged [hard-disk]

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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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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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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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HDD Toshiba or Western digital for install PS4 games?

I will to install PS4 games in a USB 2.5 HDD. Which HDD is better: Toshiba Canvio Basics 1TB or Western Digital Elements 1TB? I'm thinking in speed and durability.
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HDD connector for laptop hardidsk to PC

This is the Laptop's Hard Drive That I want to connect to my PC. This is the existing Hard Drive Cables in my PC. Which Cables Should I purchase to connect HDD to my PC ?
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System to format at least 10 laptop SATA drives [closed]

Hi I'm looking for a system/rack or something similar which will be capable of formatting 10 SATA drives. It can be more but no less than 10 drives. I was thinking of some kind of server rack with ...
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low power computer I can use for DIY NAS with Crashplan

I've installed CrashPlan for a lot of my family, and given some of them USB flash drives for local backup, which works pretty well, but I also want to setup a long-term off-site backup, for which I ...
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What's a good replacement for a D-Link DNS-320 ShareCenter?

The D-Link product is no longer manufactured. I'm aware of software products such as NAS4Free; I'd rather have a complete solution that doesn't involve acquiring more than one product. Raid 1; ability ...
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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 budget SSD to purchase?

I've recently been in the market to purchase a new upgrade hard drive for my laptop. I know it has a standard mechanical drive in it currently and was thinking of upgrading to nvme compatible SSD ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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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-...
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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 ...
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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?
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Comparison Between Servers

The core process of the company is running on a 4 year old server, and at this point the I.T. Staff got the budget to buy a new server. The core process is a web app with intensive writing/reading ...
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Recommendation Between HDD and SSD for Web Server [closed]

As the new I.T. guy, the managment ask me for buying an new server for the core proccess application. This is a web application, "hand made" for a courrier enterprise. As many standart web app, uses ...
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External Bootable C:\ Drive for Windows [closed]

I need to be able to test software on different Windows OS and I'm not able to use Virtual Machines. Currently, I clone drives and plug them into a SATA cable inside the PC case. The cloned drives ...
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Replace Hard Drive for an SSD - Suggestion? [closed]

I have a MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2012), and I'd like to speed up my computer. To do this, I'd like to change my Hard Drive for an SSD (with approximately 500 GB memory). I thought buying an SSD PCI ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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How to connect IDE HDD to motherboard with only SATA?

I have a pretty old HDD with IDE cables, and a relatively new motherboard (ASRock 970 extreme4) with only SATA inputs. Is there an adapter or device that will allow me to connect the old IDE HDD ...
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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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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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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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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.
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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 ...
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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 ...
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External HDD. Very slim. Max 10 mm. 1-2 TB

I have found Seagate Backup Plus Ultra Slim 1TB but there are enough users reported about the bad experience. After some weeks it doesnt work anymore. Max 10 mm cause I want it to use this external ...
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Urgently choosing SDD - need advice! [closed]

I need to urgently choose an external hard drive. I need IT to run windows 10 on my iMac, since virtual machines shows too low performance in my case. I think I need an SSD, since its data transfer ...
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FreeNas Support Hareware And Software [closed]

I need to setup FreeNas Server, So I follw this freenas setup and collect all the Hardware Details, What They Used: Motherboard BOXDQ45EK LGA 775 Processor Pentium E2160 ...
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HDD 2.5" mobile rack without chipset, just direct connection to SATA

I am looking for the specified device. The use case is simple - I have an SSD-drive with linux and I use it both at home and at work. I'd prefer this to taking a notebook for different reasons, like ...