Questions tagged [hard-disk]

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

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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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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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Cheap SAS PCIe controller

I'm currently using a SATA HBA connected to my motherboard, but I now need the ability to connect some SAS drives, so I'm thinking that my best option is to swap it out for a SAS HBA (which to my ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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?
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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HDD for Videos storage

I would like to know the best HDD for massive videos storage, and by massive I mean: at least 2-3GB per each video. I've tried HGST 8TB HDD but is not working for me because the enclosure I got is ...
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External CD Drive That Doubles For Sata Access

So I use this USB to Sata + Power converter to hook up drives to my laptop like so. It works for hard drives but not cd drives. I would like to be able to hot swap the same drive between a desktop ...
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Replace Hard Drive for an SSD - Suggestion?

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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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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I7 Build I am conflicted [closed]

I am looking for some recommendations for my new I7 Build. What I use it for Day to day business work Applications open at once Adobe Illustator Firefox (11 Tabs) Chrome (5-10 Windows / 10-20 Tabs ...
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What external hard drive(s) should I get?

What should I get that is reliable? Primary Backup 2.5" Drives Western Digital My Passport Seagate Expansion your suggestion Secondary Backup 3.5" Drives (REQUIRES POWER SOCKET) WD Elements WD ...
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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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Why is there such a price difference between two seemingly identical drives [closed]

What's the difference between Seagate Expansion 5TB Desktop External Hard Drive USB 3.0 (STEB5000100) and 5TB USB 3.0 3,5 Seagate Expansion Desktop, STEB5000200 ? The first is 50 % price of the ...
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Can I use an external HD with OS X as an internal boot disc? [closed]

I installed OS X 10.12 on an external drive. I'd like to now swap the internal drive with the external drive. Will this work? --- UPDATE Thanks. for anyone else who is interested. OS X installed on ...
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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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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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