Category: storage

ST4000DM004

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The 17 generation Seagate ST4000DM004 is a standard 4 TB hard disk for desktop personal computers. The ST4000DM004-2CV104 is the model reviewed. ST8000DM004 ST6000DM003 ST4000DM004 ST3000DM007 ST2000DM005 The 17 generation disks all feature 1 TB per platter.  500 GB on a head. The 3T TB disk has 3 heads as one side has a bad platter. The …

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ST1000LM035

ST1000LM035

The ST1000LM035 is a 7mm model for laptop machines. The disk is available in 1TB and 2TB capacities and the ST1000LM035-1RK172 model is reviewed. Spindle speed 5400 RPM Seagate’s highest capacity thin, 7mm, laptop drives at 1TB and 2TB Light in weight to support portable computers Enables drop-in 2TB capacity transition without the weight of …

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ST2000LM007

ST2000LM007

The Seagate ST2000LM007 is a 2TB 7mm laptop class hard disk. The ST2000LM007-1R8174 is being reviewed. 2TB 128MB cache 7mm thick 5400rpm SATA III 6 Gbps 4K / 512 emulated 0.5W average idle power 1.7/1.8W read/write power up to 140 MB/s read/write speed Trusted Computing Group (TCG) Opal protocol. Bitlocker friendly. Stores up to 200,000 photos, 250,000 …

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INTEL 3D XPOINT (OPTANE)

On July 28, 2015, Intel and Micron have announced a new type of storage. Intel’s new 3D XPOINT is a new class of storage that they hope will be able to bring to the PC market in the next couple of years. Compared to NAND memory Intel claims 10x lower latency, 3x write endurance, 4x writes …

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SSD ENDURANCE

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There has been a lot of development in the SSD market over the years. Today modern SSD products are very inexpensive but people should not take them for granted with their large MTBF ratings. The first SSD products suffered from firmware problems which adversely affected performance etc.  Some years have passed and new chips and …

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SFF-8639

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The SFF-8639 ia a faster interface designed primarily for SSD products in a 2½” form factor. More recently it has been rebadged as U.2 to compete with M.2 which is more constrained physically. Both U.2 and M.2 can use up to 4 PCI Express lanes. There are more pins which increase the bandwidth considerably to …

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ST2000DM001

ST2000DM001

The new Seagate ST2000DM001 is high capacity 2TB disk with 500GB on each side of 2 plates. Operating at 7200rpm, the ST2000DM001 manages to reach 120MB/s of bandwidth. Seagate decided that the performance loss of moving to 5900RPM wasn’t justified by the power savings. It believed that by introducing a more power efficient 7200RPM drive it …

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SANDISK CRUZER CZ59 U-CLIP USB FLASH STORAGE

The new Sandisk Cruzer CZ59 U-Clip USB flash storage is available in a rainbow of colors. Capacity ranges from 8GB, 16GB, 32GB and 64GB. They are also available in red, green and blue among other colors. We prefer to have multiple colors so if we are using more than one stick for some reason we can …

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TRANSCEND JETFLASH 790K

Transcend 32GB JetFlash 790 USB 3.0 Flash Drive

The Transcend JetFlash 790K is a USB 3.1 type A storage device. The 790K is available in 8GB, 16GB, 32GB, 64GB and 128GB capacities. The JetFlash 790K is also available in black or white. Using the latest Toggle TLC Flash technology, Transcend’s JetFlash 790 features a SuperSpeed USB 3.1 interface with a read and write …

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FIXING WESTERN DIGITAL HARD DISKS

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Western Digital (WDC) hard disks are not as automated as we would prefer when tracks become unstable and spare sectors have to be allocated. Stop using the disk immediately and install a replacement. USB 16GB or 32GB sticks are needed for recovery media. If you have not made recovery media for your laptop, do it …

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