Best 8TB Drive

snowhiker

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#42
Yes, both models. Most likely the usual $200 sale will be on and off.
Did you pull the drive for internal use after testing it?
No. I needed another external unit anyways. If they drop to $140'ish again I'll buy another and use the bare drive in my desktop. Here's the info on the drive as reported by CrystalDiskInfo 7.5.0.

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CrystalDiskInfo 7.5.0 (C) 2008-2017 hiyohiyo
Crystal Dew World : https://crystalmark.info/
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(4) WDC WD80EFAX-68LHPN0
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Enclosure : WD easystore 25FB USB Device (V=1058, P=25FB, sa1) - wd
Model : WDC WD80EFAX-68LHPN0
Firmware : 83.H0A83
Serial Number : xxxxxxxx
Disk Size : 8001.5 GB (8.4/137.4/8001.5/8001.5)
Buffer Size : Unknown
Queue Depth : 32
# of Sectors : 15628053168
Rotation Rate : 5400 RPM
Interface : USB (Serial ATA)
Major Version : ACS-2
Minor Version : ATA8-ACS version 4
Transfer Mode : SATA/600 | SATA/600
Power On Hours : 7 hours
Power On Count : 17 count
Temperature : 23 C (73 F)
Health Status : Good
Features : S.M.A.R.T., APM, 48bit LBA, NCQ
APM Level : 00A4h [ON]
AAM Level : ----
Drive Letter : M:
 

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#44
I might spring for a 7200rpm 8TB drive with a fair helping of cache on the eventual scale, for now my 4TB seems to be holding out reasonably well. I'm willing to pay a little more for a drive that doesn't cause my games to stutter trying to stream in textures. :p All my stuff's installed and my digital hoarding is slowing a bit, I shouldn't need more storage until ~June or so.
 

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#45
I might spring for a 7200rpm 8TB drive with a fair helping of cache on the eventual scale, for now my 4TB seems to be holding out reasonably well. I'm willing to pay a little more for a drive that doesn't cause my games to stutter trying to stream in textures. :p All my stuff's installed and my digital hoarding is slowing a bit, I shouldn't need more storage until ~June or so.
At some point maybe deleting some of the crap would be a good idea. :D
 

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#46
At some point maybe deleting some of the crap would be a good idea. :D
Well, when your internet is as slow as mine is, holding onto stuff tends to be a good thing. I hold onto stuff that I know I'll need again, don't know if I will or won't (but hold onto anyway because it's a large download), and sometimes even when I know I won't need it again just because it's hard to find and maybe it could help someone. Downloads take a painfully long time for me, my Steam queue for instance has been constantly downloading stuff for months on end -- yes, literal, consecutive months, and it's still not done though I am in the home stretch, so to speak -- and I don't want to have to wait for all that junk to download again should something go belly-up.
 

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Well, when your internet is as slow as mine is, holding onto stuff tends to be a good thing. I hold onto stuff that I know I'll need again, don't know if I will or won't (but hold onto anyway because it's a large download), and sometimes even when I know I won't need it again just because it's hard to find and maybe it could help someone. Downloads take a painfully long time for me, my Steam queue for instance has been constantly downloading stuff for months on end -- yes, literal, consecutive months, and it's still not done though I am in the home stretch, so to speak -- and I don't want to have to wait for all that junk to download again should something go belly-up.
Whatever speed you have is most likely greater than mine.
 

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#50
What was common knowledge? Schools having decent Internet or you stopping school? The former maybe, the latter, not really.
 

snowhiker

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#51
I figured this was common knowledge, but the spring semester of 2017 ended awfully for me and I ended up having to take some time off to financially regroup.
If you mentioned it here I obviously forgot, I apologize. I'm pushing half a century years old now and tend to forget things.
 

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#52
What was common knowledge? Schools having decent Internet or you stopping school? The former maybe, the latter, not really.
If you mentioned it here I obviously forgot, I apologize. I'm pushing half a century years old now and tend to forget things.
I could have sworn I said something about it. Maybe I didn't. In any case, yes, I did end up taking a break from school. Emphasis is because I very much intend to go back, I just can't afford to at the moment.
 

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#53
I could have sworn I said something about it. Maybe I didn't. In any case, yes, I did end up taking a break from school. Emphasis is because I very much intend to go back, I just can't afford to at the moment.
You mentioned it in the Something Random thread IIRC, but it is almost a year later. You are going back in the fall?
 

snowhiker

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#54
I could have sworn I said something about it. Maybe I didn't. In any case, yes, I did end up taking a break from school. Emphasis is because I very much intend to go back, I just can't afford to at the moment.
Get your certs. Get entry level IT job. Work your way up. Then in a few years if you want to get into management get your CS B.S. degree.
 

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You mentioned it in the Something Random thread IIRC, but it is almost a year later. You are going back in the fall?
Probably. It won't be in the same capacity as before, I doubt I'll get another grace period on my loans so I'll have to work and study, but I'll figure something out.
 
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