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    Jul 19, 2016 2:42 PM GMT
    Seagate releases their 10TB hard drive
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    http://www.anandtech.com/show/9955/seagate-unveils-10-tb-heliumfilled-hard-disk-drive
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    Jul 19, 2016 8:33 PM GMT
    There's a 6 TB drive on Amazon for $300. In the feedback people say that they're loud drives, but that's to be expected since it is targeted to data centers which are full of rack mounted noisy computers.

    Presumably the case and components of this one are heavy enough to keep it in place given that it's filled with helium.   icon_lol.gif
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    Jul 21, 2016 2:47 AM GMT
    I've given up on single large capacity drives. Had a 2TB drive go out after 5+ years of always-on use. It was a pain pulling all the data out. I was lucky to get everything right before it totally died.

    NAS devices are so cheap now, along with NAS specific drives. I currently have a 2-bay NAS where I store my media and files. I'll eventually buy a 4-bay NAS and use RAID 5. If one of those drives fails, I can just pull it out, insert a new one, and then let the array rebuild itself.
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    Jul 21, 2016 7:43 AM GMT
    My impression from the anandtech article is that this drive is targeted to servers, where they're likely using raid. But I agree with you, for home stuff, having a NAS box with raid 5 would be the way to go.

    I would hate to lose my porn video collection; it's taken me years to accumulate.   icon_redface.gif
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    Jul 21, 2016 5:03 PM GMT
    Hmm... I need to start investigating this stuff. If I'm going to move on to the boat, I won't be able to take a big media library with me, and a broadband connection seems unlikely. I should start migrating stuff ASAP, since it might take significant time. Noise, size, and power consumption would all be important parameters.
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    Jul 24, 2016 4:46 AM GMT
    mindgarden saidHmm... I need to start investigating this stuff. If I'm going to move on to the boat, I won't be able to take a big media library with me, and a broadband connection seems unlikely. I should start migrating stuff ASAP, since it might take significant time. Noise, size, and power consumption would all be important parameters.

    Modern day consumer NAS devices are very power efficient and low on noise. But keep in mind that these things are meant to be run non-stop 24/7. Powering them up/down frequently becomes a chore, especially if you choose to encrypt your drives. Which I recommend.
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    Jul 24, 2016 4:33 PM GMT
    For library storage, it would be something that would get powered up once every day or two to watch or upload video or transfer some books to a tablet. Even a laptop uses too much power to keep running continuously. I like to keep the total average load for the entire boat under 100 watts. For something to use 20 watts or more continuously, it's got to be massively useful. Otherwise, I'd have to add so many batteries and solar panels that there wouldn't be room for anything else!