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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