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Hey, where do you guys store your videos ?

Discussion in 'Chatterbox' started by Illmac, Aug 5, 2015.

  1. javconnoisseur

    javconnoisseur New Member

    How often were you using your #6 drive?

    I have mine running on external 8x exclosure only when I'm copying files over when my internal is full and only turned on when I'm in the mood of viewing
  2. WillEater

    WillEater Well-Known Member

    Hard drives have become the volume "loss leader" in many retail outlets.
    When I buy, I check the date on the drive that starts the warranty period.
    Why? you ask, well when the drive has been on the shelf in a warehouse for two years, it goes on sale at a reduced price.
    In addition, mfgrs rate the drives for different service,
    Drives that run at 5400 rpm are rated "Consumer", drives at 6000 are "Performance".
    Then we have NAS rated drives, used in that NAS box you just spend coin for. (That's why they are pricy.
    The wise man will RTFM..

    Next, I wish to discuss "Bit Rot" for DVD and Blew-ray. (Pun intended.)
    Check out some information here: http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/cds-truth-cddvd-longevity-mold-rot/

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  3. Casshern2

    Casshern2 Senior Member...I think

    That was my exact same behavior. I've heard that keeping it spinning keeps alive longer, but then others do what we do...only turn them on when we need them. The theory (or fact?) is that the wear and tear occurs when the disk is spinning up? Not too sure...but there it went. :(
  4. javconnoisseur

    javconnoisseur New Member

    Well...I just booted up my first 2006 external 500GB drive and it was still working fine. Though I'm planning to copy all it's content to a newer drive before anything goes wrong

    well fuck the drive just died and wouldn't boot again HAHA
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  5. Casshern2

    Casshern2 Senior Member...I think

    Oh no!! Pry it out of the casing and try a docking station. If you're lucky it is only the USB interface hardware that's dead and it will spin up on a dock.
  6. javconnoisseur

    javconnoisseur New Member

    I heard triple ticks everytime I boot it up, also it's IDE so I'll be ordering a IDE toaster to try and save the data
  7. Casshern2

    Casshern2 Senior Member...I think

    Yikes. Good luck, my friend!
  8. WillEater

    WillEater Well-Known Member

    No offense, but how did you get an IDE drive? WOW..
  9. javconnoisseur

    javconnoisseur New Member

    I had it since 2008 or so
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  10. wantek

    wantek New Member

    external drive only.
  11. fm55555

    fm55555 New Member

    4TB usb3 drive full
  12. LoliKing25

    LoliKing25 Active Member

    Just an FYI to everyone talking about dead drives. The drive isn't really dead, its the sata card inside (costs less than 50 cents for a new one).
  13. Casshern2

    Casshern2 Senior Member...I think

    For 50 cents? Where?
  14. LoliKing25

    LoliKing25 Active Member

    That's the problem. They sell for 50 cents, but you have to buy a whole new thing thatd run you 60 bucks easily. It really sucks, cuz if you don't have connections than you cant find em. :(
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  15. colweb

    colweb Jade Collector Uploader

    Home server with a bunch of 2 TB drives in raid 5. And 2 workstations with a whole lot of internal and external drives. And some older machines and 2 laptops. In total about 60 TB, but half of it is used as backup.

    When I need a new external drive I buy 2 of the same model, one to use and one for backup. Backup drives are usually not connected only when needed. Some of them have been in the closet for months while others are used weekly. Unfortunately it never takes very long for a hard drive to become full, no matter the size :( Once full and mostly used to read from the backup unit won't see daylight for a long time (hopefully).

    The drives in the server run 24/7 and they fail more often then the external drives with auto sleep function. Seems keeping your drive running means be prepared to buy new ones sooner. But my home server also hosts websites so no option to shut it down or put it in sleep mode.
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  16. Happosai

    Happosai FULL POWER GIRL

  17. Casshern2

    Casshern2 Senior Member...I think

    Good grief, that is a serious setup, my friend! Outstanding!

    Yes, an HDD can and (probably) will fail at some point. Nice that you grab two at a time for backups. And, yes(!), let's hope you don't have to get those up and spinning often at all!

    I'm still chugging along archiving on BD50 discs. It's actually time to pick up some more in a bit.
  18. LoliKing25

    LoliKing25 Active Member

    I was able to get my 13th drive two days ago. I traded my two oldest ones (a 1 and a 3) for a 5. Extra TB, but... I didn't know it was possible to be emotionally attached to a hard drive.
  19. Casshern2

    Casshern2 Senior Member...I think

    Haha! It's like raising a kid!
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  20. Casshern2

    Casshern2 Senior Member...I think

    Also, are you the type to now backup that 5TB drive? We here have seen it happen. Someone loses a 2TB drive (let alone a 5!) and there's no backup. All is lost. That's happened to me which is why I'm on 50GB BD now. If a disc fails...I'm only out 50GB worth of titles.