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Lounge / Re: What's on your mind?
« Last post by splerdu on November 16, 2018, 09:25:29 PM »
^ Are the 3TB really that bad? The WD Green hate I know seems to be concentrated on the early versions of the 1TB and 2TB that had firmware that was overly aggressive about head parking.

On the topic of HDDs: I wish the bigger HGSTs were easily available locally. Backblaze gives them four 9s of untroubled operation (99.99% reliable), whereas WD and Seagate get just two 9s (99.83% WD, 99.72 Seagate).

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Hitachi Drives
If the price were right, we would be buying nothing but Hitachi drives. They have been rock solid, and have had a remarkably low failure rate.

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Once again, Hitachi wins. Hitachi drives get “four nines” of untroubled operation time, while the other brands just get “two nines”.

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What Drives Is Backblaze Buying Now?

We are focusing on 4TB drives for new pods. For these, our current favorite is the Seagate Desktop HDD.15 (ST4000DM000). We’ll have to keep an eye on them, though. Historically, Seagate drives have performed well at first, and then had higher failure rates later.
 
Our other favorite is the Western Digital 3TB Red (WD30EFRX).
 
We still have to buy smaller drives as replacements for older pods where drives fail. The drives we absolutely won’t buy are Western Digital 3TB Green drives and Seagate 2TB LP drives.
 
A year and a half ago, Western Digital acquired the Hitachi disk drive business. Will Hitachi drives continue their excellent performance? Will Western Digital bring some of the Hitachi reliability into their consumer-grade drives?
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Lounge / Re: What's on your mind?
« Last post by lahar on November 16, 2018, 08:28:56 PM »
I have a pair of WD 4TB Greens from 2014. Seem to be holding up well.
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Networking/Web / Re: May nabago ba sa myDSL ninyo?
« Last post by borgy_t on November 16, 2018, 06:14:19 PM »
^going abroad?

i got a text that the network issue has been resolved. connection has been stable all day, hopefully it stays that way.
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Lounge / Re: What's on your mind?
« Last post by jeremypv on November 16, 2018, 05:40:46 PM »



They said that these 3TB WD Green drives are the worst drives in history... It's been running 24x7 since 2012, and will be retiring it, replacing it with a single 8TB drive (was running it in Raid5, so I just lost less than 1TB free storage)
http://forum.pinoypc.net/index.php?topic=34929.msg935566#msg935566

I still have 2x2TB WD-green drives that has been running for longer (I think I bought it 2010), it's running in Raid1 as my system/swap/active storage

I really haven't had problem any problems with WD, all my failed drives (since ~90s) have been seagate (i'm crossing my fingers on the 8TB purchase, and be making these 3TB as cold storage backup)
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Lounge / Re: What Did You Buy Today?
« Last post by splerdu on November 16, 2018, 04:11:30 PM »
lol I had it in my cart yesterday, then office internet fucked up just as I was gonna checkout

That said, exchange rate should get even better (OFWs + Christmas) so Newegg will deals will only get sweeter, right up until Trump's tariffs roll in.
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Lounge / Re: What's on your mind?
« Last post by altec on November 16, 2018, 01:54:21 PM »
RIP my dog of 14 years *sigh*
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Networking/Web / Re: May nabago ba sa myDSL ninyo?
« Last post by calvin on November 16, 2018, 11:58:31 AM »
not PLDT related, but our Globe fiber has been pretty unreliable lately, intermittent connections during peak hours and there was a 4-hour downtime today. sales rep told me line there has been a lot of line upgrades and repairs in our area. i almost miss our stable but ass-slow PLDT dsl haha.

not sure if it's related but my "mole" in both telcos tells me that there's a current outflux of Cisco certified network specialists going on... so that could be the reason why there's a sudden rise in network hiccups lately.
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Lounge / Re: What Did You Buy Today?
« Last post by borgy_t on November 15, 2018, 08:04:11 PM »
^i wish i never looked at it. nakakatempt bwisettttt hahahaha jobless pa ko! lol
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Lounge / Re: What Did You Buy Today?
« Last post by splerdu on November 15, 2018, 07:30:49 PM »
970 Evo 500GB version is also teh cheap at Newegg right now.
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Lounge / Re: What Did You Buy Today?
« Last post by jeremypv on November 15, 2018, 06:53:55 PM »
I have a 3TB WD MyCloud and it contains a Red drive
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