/g/ What are you currently hoarding? Games, music, rare hard to find information?
What hard drives do you use for hoarding. External or internal?
Do you have any intent on using anything you hoard or just have for a just in case situation?
I myself hoard something if I have just a slight interest in it.
pornography, mainly. I want to ensure that future generations can grow up like I did, fapping to pirated JAV, even if the internet becomes a censored walled garden. also like a terabyte of anime, TV, and some movies I like.
All of which is kept on my desktop on internal drives and then backed up to my Linux machine.
I want to move the latter over to btrfs for checksumming and snapshots but I haven't gotten around to doing it yet. in any case I don't have enough drives to do that for everything, but I have a pair of old 500GB ones that I'm gonna put in RAID 1 and keep a copy of some important stuff on.
any deduplication? with the amount of reposts, images especially, I'd imagine it'd help.
I don't hoard anything and I keep my data in the cloud.
youre better off hoarding used dirty beanie babies that were used by this guy
1x 1TB WD Black for appdata/music/documents
1x 1TB WD Black for my sadpanda collection (i only plug it once a month to back up)
2x 2TB WD Black for sadpanda/porn/images
i fear if i get anything else other than WD Blacks, it'll break down very easily. it's like playing russian roulette.
i want to replace my 2x 1TB drives with 2x 4TB WD Blacks but they're not cheap
5 years warranty, 7200rpm, extremely loud (trust me) and really good drives.
My first WD Black was 1TB and I bought it when it was still being manufactured by Samsung and it's been powered on for 34016 hours (3.9 years).
If you want to access your stuff regularly everyday, get WD Black or Toshiba.
If you want to backup, get Seagate Desktop 4TB or Toshiba 4TB/5TB (or if you're rich, get WD Blacks) and then unplug the drivers and repeat the process once a month.
But if you're considering using WD Black to backup, you should spend your money on LTO-6 and buy tapes
Uses 2 sign figs with tb, bothers to list gb with 3 sign figs. For what purpose?
Porn collection. Almost filled up a 750GB HDD, so I got 2x 4TB HGST Deskstars to continue my hoarding. I don't know why, though. I usually just fap to the usual stuff, which is a smaller portion of the shit I download. I don't NEED 700GB+ with porn. It's just fun.
model name of those 4TB drives and for how long have they been running for via SMART?
depends what your definition of great is.
if you can tolerate the loud noise it makes when it's spinning, it is the best drive atm
Those counts should actually be around 3/5, I think. We had massive power outages over a few days due to snow. As I don't have a generator feeding my house. Anyway, I live in Norway, so 5 years warranty under glorious Norwegian consumer laws. No worries, senpai.
is there a way to get back a new hard drive without sending it back when it comes to WD drives
for scientifically purposes
anything you buy gets 5 year warranty? by who because companies don't need to oblige
Remember to use a self-healing filesystem hoarder friends. You do want to guarantee the bytes you're reading are the bytes you wrote, don't you?
It's not mounted in windows.
I was hoarding around 4TB of movies, tv shows, music and porn.
Then I had the extreme misfortune of having two drives in my NAS fail within 24 hours of each other before I got replacement drives I had ordered and I lost the entire volume.
It was a sad day.
Can anyone explain this shitty warranty system you Americans have?
Does it start ticking down from the day it was manufactured? That's how I interpret it as everyone going spastic about getting drives with manufacturing dates being around a year before purchase.
Seriously, these horrorr stories I read all over the internet with companies being a massive bitch regarding RMAs on products that die after just a few weeks. Then there's "extended warranies" that you can BUY. You shouldn't have to BUY an extended warranty on something that should last at least 2-5 years. Insurance, that's alright, but PAYING for your shit to be covered by warranty isn't warranty. It's just a pathetic insurance that doesn't cover everything.
Not everything, but parts that are expected to last beyond the regular 2 year warranty that most products have (under Norwegian law, excluding the warranty given by the manufacturer). Things that fall under the 2 year warranty are things that shouldn't be expected to last beyond that, like mobile phones. People treat their phones like shit, so they shouldn't be expected to work longer than that, basically. If you Google, you might find some conflicting links about it, as the consumer culture has changed drastically in the last few years surrounding mobile phones and in an attempt to crack down on fraud. Some might say 5 years, some might say 3, but as of 2016, it is 2, and nothing more.
Usually the 5 year warranty covers things that are EXPECTED to work beyond the standard 2 year warranty. This varies from product to product, of course. 2 years is the MINIMUM, 5 years is the MAXIMUM, and whether or not a prouct should be covered is up to the workshops inspecting these products. PC hardware like mobos, CPUs, RAM, HDDs, etc. are usually covered for the full 5 years, as they are expected to work for that long.
Retailers and e-tailers are obliged by said laws to accept returns for products that should be still under warranty.
there's one warranty only and when it comes to HGST drives, they start ticking once it's been manufactured
sometimes those lazy bastards fake your serial number so make sure to verify it on their website or else your warranty is permanently gone
Said retailers/e-tailers then send these products for further inspection to the manufacturers (in Europe at least) if that is needed.
In some cases with low cost products like radios, waffle irons, toasters, etc., the retailers/e-tailers get their money back without having to send in the broken products in question.
Anyway, beyond that, if a company wants to sell their products in my country, they will have to abide by the current consumer laws. I work in retail myself and I've seen manufacturers be cunts about allowing returns, but usually they cave in because they choose to sell their product here in the first place.
That's fucking retarded. Here they tick from the date of purchase, and that date only. You can buy a product that has been manufacturered three years ago and it will still be covered by the warranty as it is considered a new product.
i assume you have the Barracuda model which is the most failed Seagate drive
whats your filesystem?
>Here they tick from the date of purchase
if you have HGST or Toshiba, look up your serial on their website and find out for yourself
that's HGST for you ever since WD bought it
massive collection of maps for various servers
also 5k hours cropping in mspaint
I'm running zfs on a debian vm with 6 3tb hdds passed directly through. The zpool is network mounted on the windows host. Speeds are pretty good.
Somewhere i have a copy of the original .au recordings Kevin Mitnick left on Tsutomu Shimomura's computer.
Also, for my fellow hoarders: HDD Guardian is the best. Seriously. I load all my machines with it now.
Yet again, Norwegian consumer laws stomps HGST's own warranty. They can be as stubborn as they want, it won't change me, the consumer's right to get a new HDD for free. After that, it's the retailer's problem.
If this thread lives to when I get home.
I loved getting them. Hunting through old websites, getting led to FTP sites that had a file saying it got moved to another FTP site... like a digital treasure hunt for the lost .ark
True that. Laws aren't black and white, though, so as I explained earlier, it's heavily based on expected life of the product.
Sanctions against a company by Norway wouldn't inflict much economic damage as example German, the US, UK, etc. It's still something to consider as a company..
well, lots of porn of course that I do actually use. Though I have been downloading quite a bit more since I got into a private tracker.
I've also kind of started hoarding music. Last time I went to a sharethread on /mu/ I basically downloaded everything in the entire thread that was shared through mega including some rap music which I just fucking hate.
I'm also hoarding every game I buy off gog as well as whatever extras are available for them
As far as storage goes I now have 3 different 4TB internal harddrives on my media server. One for movies, tv shows, and anime, one for porn, and one for music, random videos, my reaction images, and the vidya.
I back up important stuff (music/movies I don't have physical copies of, reaction images, databases, passwords, swfs, etc.) on an external 5TB drive that currently has 2TB free.
Do you know, would be great to have working the gittorrent project to have everything, and I mean EVERYTHING available without the need to surf the web for the torrents.
I works by having everything reference in a blockchain like the bitcoin, and sharing stuff as github.
Here is the link
Many any of you geniuses can make it work.
Porn: 4 TB (Haven't sifted through and deleted the bad stuff, will probably get down to 2TB after I have "spring cleaned" the folder
My photography archive (RAW images, 25MB each): 70GB
Movies and TV-Shows: 60GB
While this may not be a lot, I do keep 3 different backups on everything by using the 3-2-1 method (A 3-2-1 strategy means having at least 3 total copies of your data, 2 of which are local but on different mediums (read: devices), and at least 1 copy offsite).
I also just bought a 128GB USB 3.0 flash drive to store my photography archive on. It's kind of like an offsite backup because it's clipped to my keychain which always comes with me whenever I leave the house. So if the house burns down while I'm out, I always have a fully up to date backup of my photos.
Everything is encrypted with BitLocker (yes I know, but TrueCrypt, DiskCryptor and all the other tools doesn't support UEFI yet). I don't know, maybe it's easy to downgrade a motherboard to BIOS, because I used it on Windows 7 with TrueCrypt and DiskCryptor.
>That's fucking retarded. Here they tick from the date of purchase, and that date only. You can buy a product that has been manufacturered three years ago and it will still be covered by the warranty as it is considered a new product.
That's normally how it works in the US for the vast majority of products. Warranty begins on date of purchase. You can generally return defective products to the place of purchase within 30 days in most cases for a return/replacement. After that you usually need to contact the manufacturer and follow their return/exchange process for repairs/replacements.
Aww yess. He settled for $50 and let me haul along a desktop to check it.
Brand new, deep dish 1TB/platter with perfect SMART, currently full formatting at 214MB/s.
Thank God because my 2.8TB across 4 other drives was full.
7 at least is happy to boot from MBR. And I believe - though don't quote me on this, that TC, VeraCrypt, and I think others are okay with encrypting GPT disks, just not GPT boot disks. Basically the only restriction then would be that you can't boot from anything that's bigger than 2TB.
though requiring the boot drive to be GPT would be just the sort of Jewish trick that I'd expect MS to pull in 8 or 10, idk if they do or not.