WD Elevates Red, Red Pro HDDs To 10TB With Helium

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bloodroses

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There goes someone's porn collection.... LOL

I remember when my 2TB internal died along with my 2TB external shortly after and I lost a bunch of music, pictures and downloaded games on it. Not fun times. I can't imagine 10TB worth. :(
 

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Yeah, that's why I always have to double the price tags I see when shopping for hard drives, because I always buy in pairs. One for use, one for backup.
 

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I'd be careful with that as the two drives that I had die were of the identical model type; Seagate Barracuda 2TB 7200rpm. These are now notoriously known to have a high failure rate. Your best bet is to buy two different types of drives (one for use, one for backup) just in case there is a defect in the design of one of them. I have a Toshiba and a WD now in their place.
 

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Do people not realize that these are "NAS" drives, you're supposed to put them in RAID anyways. Sure you could use them in a single disk NAS configuration, but who does that?? With Raid 1 or 5, if you lose 1 drive, all your data is still retained. Just don't have the drives die at exactly the same time. My NAS will send me emails telling me that 1 drive has failed or is throwing errors, I can remotely log in from my smart phone and shut it down until I get a new drive.
 


My dad's computer had a 200MB hard drive which was huge for the time. I remember seeing a tech show on TV talking about HDD's soon to get 1GB and 2GB of storage... I was amazed and couldn't imagine how someone could fill all that! LOL
Fast forward several years...
My first computer's HDD was a 40GB Maxtor back when 60GB was the biggest you could buy.
Fast forward to today...
My phone has 128GB! LOL
(It's fairly amazing how far tech has come.)
 

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I remember when data was either cassette or floppy and hard drives were mainly only for big business. At least the Commodore 64 did have a hard drive release for it... lol
 

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I had a friend in high school with a Commodore PET, with cassette tape, back in the late 70's. I didn't get my own computer until many years later.
 
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