Why don't you have 10TB of storage, /g/?
suck my dick wd shills
yeah they had a really terrible batch of 1.5 and 3 tb drives around 3-4 years ago, looks like those drives are coming out of service now
even backblaze said they were utter shit but the rest of the seagate drives were fine
I remember being pretty upset loosing a 80GB hard drive with all of my ROMs on it, but it taught me a valuable lesson about the importance data backup and hardware fallibility. I learnt that lesson without having to lose family photographs, unique cultural artefacts and other sentimentally valuable items (which were on another drive).
Now the same lesson can't really be 'nicely' learnt by the 'kids of today'. If they lose one hard drive, they will legitimately lose everything they have.
>Why don't you have 10TB of storage, /g/?
because my array of 4TB drives already take most of a whole fucking day to scrub/wipe/image.
Since it's not feasible to pack more platters in a drive or jack the RPMs up to the stratosphere, we're stuck in a situation where every doubling of capacity increases linear transfer rates about 40% and makes whole-disk operations take 40% longer.
> tfw 20TB drives in 2020 really do take more than 24hr to do anything with
that does very little, since the linear speed of the platters though the gas in the housing is the biggest limiting factor.
it's why you only ever saw 15k rpm drives in 2.5" and why manufacturers are moving to helium (lower viscosity and better heat transfer at same pressure).
5.25" drives would have to have pretty low RPM.