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Weather station with API access

For those looking for a Weather station with an API i found some (not ordered): Ambient Weather JSON Formatted Data Connection secured by key Lot of weather stations (from $100 to $1000) ...
Ludovic Feltz's user avatar
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Difference between 3.5" and 2.5" SAS for home office server

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 ...
Journeyman Geek's user avatar
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Smallest PC that can store 3.5-inch HDDs?

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 ...
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External Music Production Library: NAS vs. External SSD vs. External HDD Thunderbolt?

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 ...
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Cheap, reasonable 3TB internal HDD

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 ...
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Drive to store very small amount of data

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, ...
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Long Time Storage Solution

This is one of the best examples there are of the problem you will face: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BBC_Domesday_Book It might be better to ask how you can keep the data alive rather than in ...
Techsplorer's user avatar
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What USB to IDE adapter that can send the ATA Secure Erase command?

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/...
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Does exist a SD card disk array?

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 ...
DrMoishe Pippik's user avatar
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External drive plugged in for long time

It should not be a problem. These have the same technology as SATA hard drives, and those are plugged into servers for a long time. Make sure you provide a steady base though, since bumpage on an ...
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Long Time Storage Solution

I think generally you should avoid flash storage and magnetic storage devices, because the chips will loose their information over time (e.g. most EEPROMS keep their data for about 10 to 15 years). ...
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External 2,5" 2-bay RAID USB3 Enclosure with hdparm/udisksctl power-off support

I'm not sure about their software, but being a company specialising in this presumably QNAP has good software support. One device which I presume will meet your expectations is the TR-002 which has ...
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What is the best support to store data long-term?

I am not sure if you will get all the listed requirements, usually if you want something cheap you will sacrifice elsewhere. That being said, you should look at 'MDisc' as a backup medium, also '...
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How can I use two USB external hard drives by mirroring both like RAID 1

You might look for a 2-Bay USB HDD case, for example the LOGILINK UA0154A. There are plenty of casings around, see Google Shopping, but this depends on the size of your disks (2,5"; 3,5", ...). I ...
Essigwurst's user avatar
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HDD connector for laptop hardidsk to PC

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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System to format at least 10 laptop SATA drives

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 ...
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Smallest PC that can store 3.5-inch HDDs?

A nas is not much different from a media server. It uses all the same parts. I haven't built many myself, so take this advice with a grain of salt. Other users will be more informed. What you want is ...
Nicholas Martin's user avatar
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Smallest PC that can store 3.5-inch HDDs?

5 TB you can get in 2.5". Like this one: http://amzn.to/2ArkWGg. And then you can use any of the mini-PC line. As for your question, there are some ASUS VivoMini PCs that support a 3.5" HDD. For ...
Yisroel Tech's user avatar
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15-25 port SATA to USB C or PCIe adapter?

TL;DR: Your motherboard + an LSI 9211-8i, or just a motherboard with more SATA ports. Motherboard upgrade If you're willing to manage with a slightly lower amount of ports, just get a motherboard ...
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Persistent Storage for Blender Cycles Rendering for PC

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 ...
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SDHC for the Wii

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 ...
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M.2 drive with 200,000 IOps R/W

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 ...
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Weather station with API access

I've used the Crodeon weather station and they offer a Rest API by default. Worked really well for me. Solar power is optional and your can configure a measurement interval of up to 30 seconds. I don'...
stardustking's user avatar
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Large, reliable external HDD for permanent storage

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/...
linuxbuild's user avatar
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Fractal Design NODE 804 supports 10 drives. What micro-atx motherboards support this?

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 ...
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Is there a NAS adapter for USB drives?

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 ...
Waqas Sarwar MVP's user avatar
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Connecting two HP servers

I guess the most inexpensive, yet high-performing approach is to get a pair of 10G Ethernet NICs like Intel X520 and a DAC to connect them (~100€ used). You'll need to set up a storage protocol like ...
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Optical media carousel for reading DVD-R and CD-R disks

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,...
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What's the cheapest reliable method of backing up my data?

For a MBP, about 2-3 years ago I got: 2 very small external USB C enclosures, not docks. USB C means the drive can be powered through it. And it's fast. Enclosures means the drives get protected, ...
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