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  1. How should I configure these Drives

    At the moment I have 4 drives and I was wondering what would be the best way to split them between my Desktop and Laptop: These are the Drives: HGST Ultrastar 7K3000 3TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" WD Blue 500GB Mobile 7.00mm Hard Disk Drive - 5400 RPM SATA 6 Gb/s 2.5 Inch Plextor M6e Series 128GB M.2 PCIe Internal Solid State Drive SK hynix SL308 2.5" 250GB SATA III TLC Internal Solid State Drive Restrictions: The 3tb hard drive can only go in the Desktop whenever using the M.2 drive as the Boot drive it takes it takes a 50-second black screen rest between bios screen and the windows logo loading up My Ideas: to use the M.2 drive as a cache for the 3tb hard drive and boot off of the sk hynix SSD on the desktop and use the 500gb hard drive on the laptop or Use the M.2 drive on the laptop and use the rest of the drives on my desktop
  2. Moving Storage

    ok so i want to upgrade my HDD to a SSD but idk what ssd to get for my Hp Compaq presario CQ57 (its old i know) but which ssd should i get for it. The HDD is a 350gb and im ok with that storage right now but its a bit slow.
  3. Hey Everyone! Question for those of you infinitely wiser than I: I have a FreeNas serving that I use mostly as medium and longterm storage. When I built it around 6 months ago I had around ~144GB of ECC ram sticks lying around, so thought, what the heck, let's put all of them in. I loged in a few minutes ago to see if anything was happening that I should know about and I'm seeing that the OS has allocated 99GB of ram as wired. Any idea why it may be doing that? Attached are 2 screens shots, one of system specs (I'm running 2 cpu's, freeness only uses 1) the other of the recent system memory usage Thanks, Felix
  4. New Build - Boot issue

    Hey guys, before i get started, to make this easier i shall detail my specs below. PSU: Corsair HX850i GPU: Asus Strix 1080ti OC edition CPU: i7-8700k Motherboard: Asus ROG MAXIMUS X Hero (wifi ac) SSD: Samsung NVMe SSD 960 PRO M.2 512GB HDD: Seagate Barracuda 4tb RAM: Corsair Vengeance RGB 32GB 3200Mhz AIO: NZXT kraken x52 Case: Corsair crystal 570x alright so im having 2 problems currently and i believe they have something to do with each other. Everything was going fine (ive done 3-4 builds before), i installed the OS and selected the M.2 drive to use to boot off of. Both issues will be detailed below Whenever I turn on my pc, it goes right to the BIOS boot screen instead of the windows boot screen. I have already fixed the boot order and pretty much the only way i currently get it to boot into windows is by constantly turning it off and on again until it randomly does so. When I am using the pc, i noticed that i can not see my Seagate Barracuda drive when in "my computer", all i see is my m.2 with 400 odd GB of storage left. However i can indeed see it in computer management as a disk 2 of drive (C:). https://gyazo.com/98f08cf16ff3466c63d08989c15694b4 I am thinking I did something stupid, but have no clue how to fix it and would very very much appreciate your help
  5. Im looking to buy an nvme but there are some of specs I dont know about (some say things like gen 3x2 or 3x4, 3D nand flash technology,etc). Should I just buy one with fast read/write speeds? Im inclined to buy the XPG GAMMIX S10 PCIe 256 GB 3D NAND NVMe Gen3x4 M.2 2280 Solid State Drive with Heat Sink (ASX7000NPC-256GT-C) for $97 since I was going to buy a regular ssd for $80 and paying $20 more doesnt seem as outrageous as buying a $120 or more expensive nvme but maybe they are worth the extra money, I dont know. Thank you in advance.
  6. I didn't know where to post this. I am looking for a system that can store hundreds of gigabytes of data and be in a small form factor that can run off of a power bank with a way to access the data. The point of this is to create a way that a person could store hundreds of books movies and tons of data on a small system orThis would help with things such as having guides for first aid, hunting, etc. I am trying to use this to start a project that takes most of the internet that has large amounts of data such as Wikipedia and putting it in a place where it can stay offline for a long time but be used for an extended period offline. I currently don't know what storage to use I am thinking of using Solid state, but I don't know what form factor. I am thinking about using the raspberry pi as the terminal, but I don't know if there is a smaller or lower power use board that has a better way of adding a drive and a better interface. I would like to have some modularity to the design such as the ability to use the drive with a Pirate Box. What do you think would be the best hardware for this situation.
  7. ***BACKSTORY*** The story for this situation is I got a really nice dell laptop(i7-7000) for my birthday awhile back, and my dad has a really nice but quite older dell desktop. I suggested a trade with him as he has another desktop right beside it that he uses to cad and so forth that is much more powerful due to its Quadro card. So he accepted and we swapped the desktop and laptop because he was only using the dell desktop for documents, and my laptop would be perfect for stuff like that. I wanted to switch because while my laptop is good it only has a dual core which makes it very to play any kind of game. ****QUESTION**** Is it okay to, once they're shut down with psu's/batteries disconnected, just swap the hardrives if they are the same size?
  8. Hello, I'm building a new professional workstation for my creative work. My work is graphic design including some photo editing and motion graphics but mostly my work revolves around vector based print/ web -design. I've ordered a new computer to power my needs for the forseeable future but I would need a good, stable and reliable backup/storage plan for my setup. My plan as of now is to have: iMac 27" 2017 with 512Gb of PCIe SSD Samsung T5 500Gb/ 1Tb -external USB 3.1 Gen2 SSD https://goo.gl/GwbLQi Transcend StoreJet 25M3 1Tb -external USB 3.0 HDD https://goo.gl/v9KXBU LaCie 2big Dock Thunderbolt 3 8Tb -external Thunderbolt 3 HDD https://goo.gl/HEVojW The usage would be: iMac internal ssd would store my software and libraries (fonts, colors etc.) Have a directory for latest projects I'm working on because of very fast speeds. This would be 2-3/4 of the drive storage. Samsung external ssd would be a extension for the internal storage and to take with me if needed to work at somewhere else than in the office. It would store latest and already done projects before they will move to long term storage Transcend external HDD would be used with the OSX Time MAchine to clone and backup the internal + external ssd alltogether or at least the internal one. Backup if the computer itself fails. Lacie would be the long term storage. 2x4Tb drive in RAID 1. I would copy once a month the internal and the external SSD's to it. RAID 1 would secure a backup for my archived projects. This device would power the storage, my external 1440p monitor, CF/SD card-reader, Transcend Time Machine drive Now, how does this sound? Any improvements or suggestions to go with? What would be the best way to automate this whole process? Time Machine is easy but could I get some software to move/copy my internal+external ssd's specific folders to the lacie? RAID 1 will do the rest. I would LOVE to have the long term in NAS so I could access the files perhaps from home if needed but that might but too much on the budget... All the best, Asp
  9. Hello, guys until I get a proper NAS I decided to use my router capabilities, it has a USB port and the ability to connect an HDD to it to share storage over the network. This router - My laptop can detect it on the network panel, my desktop cannot. How can I troubleshoot it?
  10. Storage Server Build

    Hi there, I have several free new 3TB hard drives, and I wanted to build a storage server. I do not need RAID, I just need to share the disk space with other network devices. I have Chieftec 19" 2U UNC-210HS-B server case, and I think about some custom build. I would like to run Centos7 or Ubuntu Server distro. I want the disks to automatically turn off when they are not used. Are you able to recommend any specific components for that type of build (CPU, Motherboard, RAM, PSU) ? Of course, I do not necessarily have to buy new devices, they can be used. I prefer Intel processors, memory should be ddr4 Thanks.,
  11. As games are getting bigger in scale and taking up more of your storage capacity, I believe how you handle your steam library could affect your gaming experience to some extent. Sometimes you might just want to keep certain games in your PC so that you can go back to them later, but your SSD is just not big enough to fit everything, and uninstalling and downloading the game again just sucks in general. Personally, I run 2 240GB SSDs for my games and a bit of random things that I use frequently, and a single 1TB HDD for other stuff like videos and music. I switch between games like GTAV, Fallout 4, Battlefield 4/1, and games that I haven't finished all the time, ~400GB just isn't enough, and I don't feel like spending money on storage. My solution is off-loading games that I play less frequently to the HDD using Steam. That way, I don't have to uninstall quite as many times as before I created a new partiton on my HDD for this purpose. So, how do you guys, especially those with a tighter budget, deal with your storage problem, or do you have this problem at all?
  12. Hello there, I just got an used server from ebay (Fujitsu RX200 S6) with the D2607 LSI Megaraid card and I'm having performance issues while using ESXI or Xenserver. I have configured a RAID 0 array with 2 hdds (1TB and 500GBs) and also tried installing ubuntu where the raid card performed as it should. The speeds I'm getting with ESXI are 10MB/sec write and 80MB/sec read while with ubuntu I'm getting 100/MB sec write and 80MB/read. I tested those speeds internally. Thank you for helping.
  13. I'm looking for some type of external storage to keep most of my games on, since my laptop does not have lots of storage. Are there any recommendations for an external SSD for $150 or less?
  14. I’m running out of storage for my gaming pc so I’m going to upgrade it. I currently have a 2 tb hard drive and want to upgrade to 6tb storage. should I buy one 4tb drive and pair it with a 16gb stick if Intel Optane (I am aware of the fact that it only affects the boot drive) or two 2tb hardrives in raid 0?
  15. Is raid 0 safe?

    I have a single 480gb ssd and I need to double my storage. I am building an editing rig in which all of the content will be stored on the device. I will get an identical ssd from the same company. Is it safe to keep my data on raid 0? what are the disadvantages? I do not want to buy a whole new drive since I already have a perfectly capable ssd.
  16. My friend is building a new build and believes that a 1tb hdd will be enough storage with his 500gb 850 evo ssd. He is building a balls to the wall system- see here : https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/user/wdhb999/saved/qdvhqs Would it be better for him to get a 2tb Seagate Barracuda over the 1tb wd he chose? He will be primarily using it for gaming and maybe some youtube. Thanks
  17. Basically I'm building a new PC and I would like to move my current laptop storage (128 GB SSD) onto my new Desktop setup as it's storage, since it contains the OS (Windows 10 Activated) and other important files. I don't want to have to re-install windows 10 and then activate it again on my new Desktop HDD and all that stuff. This is my current laptop = http://dell.com/en-uk/work/shop/laptops/dell-latitude-e6230-premier-laptop/spd/latitude-e6230
  18. I just purchased a 4TB Seagate BarraCuda about an hour ago on Amazon to use as a drive for all of my games however looking online I have seen some people claiming that their BarraCuda drive isn't 7200rpm but is in fact something like 5900rpm? Can anyone confirm if the Seagate BarraCuda 4TB model is 7200rpm or not? Thanks
  19. Hi! I have recently upgraded my internal storage, and was trying to make a backup of my data. I plugged in a WD MyPassport 1 TB to my USB 3.0 port, left the drive in a stable position on my desk, started the file transfer, and left. When I came back the next morning, I saw all sorts of errors, and the drive was no longer accessible. Now, when I plug the drive into any USB port on any PC (tried 3 devices), it shows up in file explorer as "local disk" but there is no storage info, and after trying to access for some time (you can hear the drive spinning, and it lights up), file explorer freezes. The drive never shows up in disk manager (disk manager shows no drives if you try to open it when the external HD is plugged in). and chkdsk doesn't find the filepath. I have tried multiple restarts and different devices. I suspect that my PC may have gone to sleep during data transfer lastnight (although I believe my settings were to not do that, and my data transfer should have been done by then), and caused an unexpected removal of the drive during data transfer. At this point, I am NOT trying to get my data back; I have 2 1 TB drives in my PC, 1 with all my data. I was going to set up a RAID with them, and wanted to move all my data off first. I AM trying to see if I can restore the hardware itself, so that I don't have to buy a new drive. Anything else I can try? googling this issue did not seem to find meaningful results beyond the "try this new free magicfix software download free" variety. Thanks in advance. System specs are in my profile. Update: After waiting a long time, file explorer responded enough that I could right click and format the drive. That format was not successful; however, the drive now shows up disk manager as a "RAW" volume. I am currently pending the format for about 30 minutes. Would it take this long over USB 3.0 for a 1TB spin drive?
  20. Alright, see how my Local disk (C:) says there 122gb of space left - https://gyazo.com/7dec81113e2b248f9f90d9b77b80d234 and see how on add and remove programs there only maybe 100bg's being shown on the disk https://gyazo.com/9ba050ba81e66790abe69e3a8ddd7c71 (its a much bigger list but everything below is way less then 1gb), One other issue, Diablo 3 says its installed on here but it in fact is not, there are no files anywhere on my ssd that show that diablo 3 is installed but windows 10 is saying that it is and its 61.2gbs.... now on top of that (i have an ssd and a Hard drive) when i go to all drives as you see here -https://gyazo.com/0880a94f1ced6c963638696197179bf6 every game in that list is not installed on this PC and hasent been for a long time, other then Divinity 2, on top of that, i have about 8-10 games thats are installed that do NOT show up as installed games. So does anyone have any idea whats going on, how to delete these "invisible files" how to see whats taking up 180-250gbs that are not listed. idk whats going on and its really bothering me, please help. PS- I cannot factory reset or wipe my drives due to my work.
  21. Just bought an ssd from Toshiba and wonder how to migrate all the files from my old hdd to the ssd, for free.
  22. Hi All, I recently assembled a new system with a 2 TB HDD. I am running out of space on it so I would like to add another HDD to it. I have an old system lying no one is using it so I want to add that HDD to this new system. The problem is that it has some important data on it so i cannot format it completely. It has a windows 8 OS installed on one of its partition . I just want to format this partition and use it in the new system. Is this possible?
  23. Hello! So before I upgraded my CPU and motherboard, I had windows installed on a SSD, and 2 1TB HDDs in a "extended partition" created through windows (not BIOS), I booted my PC, installed all drivers gain etc etc, but my PC isn't picking up the 2 HDDs, anyway I can recover this or do I need to wipe them and make a new one? Thanks!
  24. My htc m8s is saying that my SD card is full, but when i go into storage it is saying that i have over 60GB left (It is a 64GB sd card). Please help. Also, some apps i copy onto the SD card are corrupted and don't work. When i try and copy songs onto it from my windows 10 laptop the speed is acceptable for the first 5 secs or so, but then it drops to about 0.5MB/S. When i go to play the songs, they are not there. Please help
  25. Terabytes Per Stick of Butter???

    So my friend and I found this weird thing on google.......Does anyone have any explanation? I don't think butter has anything to do with storage size.