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Ballparking from your backup plan (12 GB working set, weekly backups, retention of three months), and assuming full backups rather than incremental backups, you need about 150 GB of storage, rather than the 1 TB you specify. At this scale, you're looking for an external USB hard drive or solid-state drive. None of these is exceptionally reliable (five-year ...


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I've had good luck with Seagate Barracuda drives. You can get a 1TB bare drive for $50 on Amazon, or go all the way up to 5TB: Note that there are reports that Barracuda drives could be unreliable. In that case, take whatever hard drive (or SSD) brand you like (some are better than others in general). Now, get yourself an external drive mount. I've been ...


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For super portable backups, I always recommend a Western Digital Passport. They come in a few different capacities and colors and you can choose an optional "grip" to make it quieter when it's laying on a hard surface. The one little setback with these is they are entirely USB-powered, which is great, but that means transfers won't be as fast as an external ...


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Your criteria are impossible to merge together and here is why, ordered by cost. You need a 10 year reliable storage that can handle more or less industrial quality requirements. This is a quite high requirement. Industrial quality is gained by using better materials/components and so have an higher cost. You need a technology that is still around 10 years ...


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The perfect system here's impossible (and I'd be glad to be proven wrong). The HP microserver gen 8 however would be a fairly decent simple replacement that'll meet many of your needs, though not all. Size: 23.24x 23 x 24.5 cm Taller than your space, but this is about as small as it gets. 4-16gb of ram (I'd get the base model, and add ram myself) 4 3....


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OK, so I have used an older version of this product with success, but not had a chance to use their latest version. My experience was good enough to make a general recommendation. Icy Dock now offers a 4 disk enclosure, with lots of nice options (including adjustable fan speeds, dust filters, drive trays) called Black Vortex. You need to have port-...


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Depends on your servers and your needs. Now, there's a few options with different levels of, well practicality. I'm suggesting samsung drives here since I've had decent experiences with them but your milage may vary - see this specific kernel bug related issue, and their TLC line seems to have had issues. The flagship pro line is solid tho You could go ...


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It sounds like the best drive for your circumstances is a 3TB Western Digital Green. Normally, I'd never recommend a WD Green because of severe performance issues (the firmware prioritizes power savings over speed of access). However, since you're using the drive for backups rather than as your main drive, the delays probably won't be an issue. ...


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Well, there is an argument to be made here: Which is more important, low cost, or low capacity? I would suggest this: THZY 512M USB Simply based on low price this would work. Capacity is 512MB, so not overboard.


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13 million rows is 500GB?! You must have HUGE tables--that's 38KB/row! You must mean 13 Billion rows or 500MB? I've been running a database that has grown from 500GB a few years ago to 1.5TB+ now. If your server has plenty of RAM, any popular brand of SATA SSD with sufficient capacity should be plenty for your use case (if your cache hit ratio is less ...


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Does it make sense to store relatively large sample libraries in a remote location? It makes sense, but it's not at all beneficial. If you're going to be pulling samples into your project fairly often, you'll be much better off storing them locally so you only have to depend on drive connection transfer rates. Would it be smarter to get a network switch to ...


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If you want a non NUC class machine, just go with a mini ITX system. They arn't as ludicrously small but they have more expansion capability. Looking at these reviews something like the asrock 3150 or 3700 based boards might be a good fit - up to 4 Sata ports (or even 2 in the alternatives) one mini pcie slot (which might be good for 2 more) and a PCIe slot ...


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Its extremely unlikely that a NAS or home server's going to be faster than local storage. You're better off getting fast local storage first if external disks are slowing you down. Your file server would be bottlenecked by your network. As such, the extra speed of 2.5 inch enterprise drives or SSDs are unlikely to be of much benefit, though your ...


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The Mediasonic Probox looks like a good option for you. It can be found here It has support for esata and usb 3.0. It has fairly good cooling with a thermal sensor to automatically change the fan speed. It has a power switch and can give you 6 gigabytes per second which is the maximum you are going to find in a sata 3 disk. It also has 4 bay enclosoures and ...


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Its a bit tricky. There's three elements to your problem and each of this needs to be handled seperately. Data, Power and 'space' Easiest way? USB 3.0 Hard drives. They are typically fast enough for bulk storage these days, though clearly you arn't going to get blazing fast speeds. A 2.5 inch drive goes up to 2tb, which is pretty impressive data density, ...


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For those looking for a Weather station with an API i found some (not ordered): 1) Ambient Weather JSON Formatted Data Connection secured by key Lot of weather stations (from $100 to $1000) 2) WeatherFlow Smart Home Weather Station REST API and local data access via UDP and BLE Solar powered AI / Machine learning improves forecasts over time (someone has ...


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TL;DR: An Inwin IW-MS04, Fractal Design Node 304, or Silverstone DS380. For the purpose of this, I'll be pretty much sticking to 3.5" HDDs–both since that's in the question, and since 3.5" HDDs still contain several advantages. Though high density 2.5" drives are becoming more and more common–@Yisroel Tech pointed out a 5TB drive–they're still not what I'd ...


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You could buy a 4-port SD card hub for ~US$63. However, you could easily make your own: SD card readers are available for less than $US2, and a 4-port USB hub for ~US$6, so you could assemble a similar 4-SD card hub for You don't state your purpose, so it's hard to understand what you need. If you're trying to make copies of SD cards, e.g. as OS for a ...


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So I shall estimate that 500GB is enough for Windows, your tools (Blender + other installed programs) and the current project. To store these 500GB to which you would want quick access, I recommend the Samsung 960 Pro 500GB for 290USD. Why this SSD? It is the fastest somewhat affordable SSD, meaning you will get GB/s transfer rates from it, which will make ...


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That card will work, but it's a UHS-II card and the Wii does not support UHS-II, so it can't use the high speeds offered by this card. In fact, the Wii is old enough that even UHS-I cards can't run at their full speed. You'd be overpaying for technology that the console can't use. I'd probably suggest something like this SanDisk Ultra card. They're ...


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That PNY SSD is pretty good, but looks like I can just barely beat you out ;) SAMSUNG 960 EVO M.2 250GB $128 @ newegg ships free in the US 250 GB 300,000 IOPS 4K Random Write 330,000 IOPS 4K Random Read 3.2 GB/s read 1.5 GB/s write M.2 Sata NVMe PCIe I've had great sucess with Samsung SSD products. The cheaper Samsung evo Sata (non M.2 and slower as a ...


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That's a custom connector, specific to your brand of laptop. It should be possible to pull it off to reveal SATA power and data connectors underneath, which will work with your existing cables.


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You're honestly better off just formatting each hard drive individually. It would probably take less time to format them one by one than to search around for a good deal on a 10x hard drive supporting server rack. It probably wouldn't be worth the money at all to buy a new rack and barely worth it to buy a second hand server for the sole purpose of ...


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I stepped on this problem some time ago when I tried arbitrary smartmontools commands and they refused to work on USB hard drive. After investigation of this issue it come out that not all USB to SATA/PATA adapters supports bypassing direct ATA commands to hard drive. You need USB bridge that provides SAT (an ATA pass-through) commands. Chipsets that ...


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I'd recommend some 3.5-based drive from WDC like Elements Desktop or My Book 6Tb. WDC seems to be a best manufacturer in the terms of reliability nowadays according to this study https://github.com/linuxhw/SMART#hdd-by-vendor


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As far as boards with 10x SATA III 6GBps, I would go with this board: EVGA X99 Micro2 Reasoning: Built in m.2 support, ideal for an OS drive, leaving all SATA devices open for other uses. DDR4 as opposed to older DDR3 i7 support 3 year warranty should issues with the board arise.


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addonics has introduced its Network Attached Storage (NAS) adapter, which is a $55 device that lets you plug a USB-powered external drive in one end and then connect an Ethernet cable to the other end that runs to your router. http://www.zdnet.com/article/turn-external-hard-drives-into-network-storage-via-usb-with-addonics-nas-adapter/#! http://www....


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This fan will do the job perfectly, as I installed it 2 weeks ago. http://noctua.at/en/nf-a9-pwm.html The CPU will not go over 48 Degrees C, no matter the load.


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The answer is no. The thing is, that the more specialized you get, the more expensive hardware gets. To give you an example, you can buy a 4-inch dye sub printer for roughly $150, a 6-inch for $1350, an 8-inch for $5000. The less often a piece of machinery is used, the more expensive it gets. This is why an 8-disk hub is so much more expensive than ...


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