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    Re: Recommend me some HDDs

    Quote Originally Posted by Saracen View Post
    How do you know where I buy? Is it you that's been rummaging through my bins at night? Or you that's .... oh wait, you didn't mean me, did you?

    Or, or .... did you?

    DID YOU...??

    It's you, isn't it?

    You're the one hiding my medication, too, I bet.

    I'm going to lay down now. After I've checked for hidden cameras.


    PS. Yes, I do tend to buy from different sources.
    You will never find all the cameras. Is that a good book you are reading there?

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    Re: Recommend me some HDDs

    Last time I looked into it the best were Hitachi Global Storage Technologies.

    Of course though, pipped to the post on Hexus. Nice one Hexites (Hexusites? Hexuses? )
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    Re: Recommend me some HDDs

    Quote Originally Posted by DanceswithUnix View Post
    You will never find all the cameras. Is that a good book you are reading there?
    Not bad. Michael Connelly. I'll leave it in a plastic bag to the left of the bins, for your next bin-dive.

    Gotta say I'm disappointed in your hiding place for my meds. Underneath my favourite tinfoil hat? Terribly uninspired, there, dude.

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    Re: Recommend me some HDDs

    Quote Originally Posted by Saracen View Post
    Not bad. Michael Connelly. I'll leave it in a plastic bag to the left of the bins, for your next bin-dive.

    Gotta say I'm disappointed in your hiding place for my meds. Underneath my favourite tinfoil hat? Terribly uninspired, there, dude.
    Ah, but were those your real meds?

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    Re: Recommend me some HDDs

    Quote Originally Posted by DanceswithUnix View Post
    Ow, that's pretty bad. I admit I have a personal dislike for Seagate but it comes from a string of failures a couple of decades ago so I try and give them some benefit of the doubt. I do have a few Seagates in the house, but they are 5 years old ones thrown out from work after being used in test raid arrays, so enterprise drives and whilst infernally noisy seem fairly robust (and at 5 years old I don't put any data I care about on them).

    As you have taken the drive apart though, have you noticed how powerful the magnets are for the head servo? Fun things if you strip them out of the drive, but treat them with some care
    They were decent but not as good as the old HDDs I had. Even the platters felt distinctly "bendy"

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    Re: Recommend me some HDDs

    I ended up with going for 2x4TB HGSTs - Will test them and see how they fare - Though I doubt they can do worse than the seagates (which I have literally 0 faith in at this point)

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    Re: Recommend me some HDDs

    Quote Originally Posted by DanceswithUnix View Post
    Ah, but were those your real meds?
    Well, as I wasn't sure, I fed them to the yappy little mutt my neighours call a pet, and got some fresh from my secret (locked) storage. Said mutt hasn't tried to fly yet, so I think they were okay. Better safe than sorry, though.

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    Re: Recommend me some HDDs

    This topic ended up in a strange direction...

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    Re: Recommend me some HDDs

    Quote Originally Posted by Marcvs View Post
    I ended up with going for 2x4TB HGSTs - Will test them and see how they fare - Though I doubt they can do worse than the seagates (which I have literally 0 faith in at this point)
    Hope it works out well, that is probably where I would have put my money. Did you go DeskStar or the whole UltraStar hog?

    Quote Originally Posted by Marcvs View Post
    This topic ended up in a strange direction...
    lol, well I guess that means the HDD advice was sort of done

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    Re: Recommend me some HDDs

    Quote Originally Posted by DanceswithUnix View Post
    Hope it works out well, that is probably where I would have put my money. Did you go DeskStar or the whole UltraStar hog?



    lol, well I guess that means the HDD advice was sort of done
    Deskstar NAS version;

    The ultrastars were goign closer to £45/TB which with raid for redundancy is a bit meh

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    Re: Recommend me some HDDs

    I've never had a Hitachi / HGST or WD fail me ever so far, only seagates. I tend to find Hitachi drives to run cooler and quieter too

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    Re: Recommend me some HDDs

    Had both Hitachi and Seagate drives going to heaven. Silicon heaven that is.

    No desktop WD drives but loads of 2.5" WD drives.

    I seen little difference in temps for same speed drives kept in same environment.

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