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Anime Schoolgirl
Nov 28, 2002

~perfect~
battlebrother





They gotta make some money out of those piles of hastily reshelled MX300s, to the point of sanding down the warranty to c'est la vie levels.

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Bob Morales
Aug 18, 2006

This post is good to go


Would make a great media drive or Time Machine backup

necrobobsledder
Mar 21, 2005
Lay down your soul to the gods rock 'n roll

Iím strongly considering it for a NAS / virtualization server thatís lightly loaded but needs to somewhat quickly unpack 15 - 30 GB at a time, and while my trusty 1 TB WD Black hard drive has worked since 2009 itís likely worth getting an SSD to avoid jamming older SSDs (I have an M4 Crucial and Mushkin that are like 8 years old now that spank hard drives) into the tiny case with so little airflow. So with a 240 GB boot and VM SSD and 1 TB scratch disk a 2 TB SSD would work nicely.

Gosh, I guess my drives are living longer than ever. Most of the boot storage drives I have in my servers have been running since 2011 or 2010 so I guess Iím due for some upgrades. I got that dumb 1 TB NVMe drive thatís doing nothing but Iím not buying a whole new machine over it either.

Bob Morales
Aug 18, 2006

This post is good to go


Build a backblaze pod out of those Micron 2TB drives



90TB raw storage for $12,060

Armacham
Mar 3, 2007

Then brothers in war, to the skirmish must we hence! Shall we hence?

Bob Morales posted:

Build a backblaze pod out of those Micron 2TB drives



90TB raw storage for $12,060

Finally enough storage for pictures of ur mom

necrobobsledder
Mar 21, 2005
Lay down your soul to the gods rock 'n roll

Those ruler form factor SSDs can pack 256 TB into a 2U

Potato Salad
Oct 23, 2014




Tortured By Flan

e: nvm

MaxxBot
Oct 6, 2003

you could have clapped

you should have clapped!!


Armacham posted:

Finally enough storage for pictures of ur mom

https://twitter.com/FOX26Houston/st...838789451427840

GRINDCORE MEGGIDO
Aug 22, 2004

Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.

Blub


Holy poo poo

Potato Salad
Oct 23, 2014




Tortured By Flan

Bob Morales posted:

Build a backblaze pod out of those Micron 2TB drives



90TB raw storage for $12,060



dogstile
May 1, 2012

fucking clocks
how do they work?


nielsm posted:

What the gently caress is going on with those graphs




Can I bring this back up?

What the gently caress is this?

Ersatz
Sep 17, 2005



dogstile posted:

Can I bring this back up?

What the gently caress is this?
Abstract expressionism.

Palladium
May 8, 2012


dogstile posted:

Can I bring this back up?

What the gently caress is this?

I dunno but they go totally goes against what I learnt in high school for math functions

Bob Morales
Aug 18, 2006

This post is good to go


dogstile posted:

Can I bring this back up?

What the gently caress is this?

Toyota Supra dyno graphs

Seamonster
Apr 30, 2007

IMMER SIEGREICH


Bob Morales posted:

Toyota Supra dyno graphs

1200 HP @ 100000 RPM because somebody put the tach on the turbine and not the crank

Tiny Tubesteak Tom
Dec 16, 2011

It's all I have left.


Is there any good way to consolidate a 2TB primary OS drive into a 500GB SSD? I'm already banking on a fresh Windows install but just wondering if there might be a good method to transfer over programs from what is going to become the secondary drive. I'd imagine that copy and pasting the folder from one Program Files into another is going to cause all sorts of issues.

Malcolm XML
Aug 8, 2009

I always knew it would end like this.


Tiny Tubesteak Tom posted:

Is there any good way to consolidate a 2TB primary OS drive into a 500GB SSD? I'm already banking on a fresh Windows install but just wondering if there might be a good method to transfer over programs from what is going to become the secondary drive. I'd imagine that copy and pasting the folder from one Program Files into another is going to cause all sorts of issues.

Just fresh install it

Cygni
Nov 12, 2005

raring to post



Tiny Tubesteak Tom posted:

Is there any good way to consolidate a 2TB primary OS drive into a 500GB SSD? I'm already banking on a fresh Windows install but just wondering if there might be a good method to transfer over programs from what is going to become the secondary drive. I'd imagine that copy and pasting the folder from one Program Files into another is going to cause all sorts of issues.

There are some partition tools that can do it, and I did it myself a while back, but generally gotta agree with Malcom and say just fresh install it.

Once youve got your OS on the SSD, you can look over at the old drives program files and such and see what you actually want to reinstall, and copy pover any media you want on the SSD. You can also set Steam to look a the old drive's Steam folder, so you don't have to redownload anything (assuming u game bro)

redeyes
Sep 14, 2002
I LOVE THE WHITE STRIPES!

Make enough space so your OS fits and use Acronis free version. Easy, it will shrink the partition to fit.

Tiny Tubesteak Tom
Dec 16, 2011

It's all I have left.


Cygni posted:

There are some partition tools that can do it, and I did it myself a while back, but generally gotta agree with Malcom and say just fresh install it.

Once youve got your OS on the SSD, you can look over at the old drives program files and such and see what you actually want to reinstall, and copy pover any media you want on the SSD. You can also set Steam to look a the old drive's Steam folder, so you don't have to redownload anything (assuming u game bro)

I already figured my games library would be good because Steam has all those options for multi-drive installations. Since I'm an old fart metaphorically speaking when it comes to this kind of stuff, I went and saved a Belarc Advisor report with all my installed programs and serials so I can check them off by hand as I install them fresh.

Plus, I guess that's the best way to divy up which programs are gonna go to the SSD and which can just be installed right back to the mechanical.

Jaxyon
Mar 6, 2016

YOSPOS


Quick question: I know 850 Evo's are a good reccommendation, but is there any reason why I wouldn't want an 860 if it was cheaper than an 850?


I ask because my computer is somewhat aging....H77 chipset with SATA 6gb support.

For that matter, does it even deal with M.2 drives?

havenwaters
Nov 11, 2011

even speedwagon was trolled


Jaxyon posted:

Quick question: I know 850 Evo's are a good reccommendation, but is there any reason why I wouldn't want an 860 if it was cheaper than an 850?


I ask because my computer is somewhat aging....H77 chipset with SATA 6gb support.

For that matter, does it even deal with M.2 drives?

Your motherboard doesn't have a slot for M.2 drives so that's a thing to keep in mind. If the 860 evo is cheaper than the 850 evo there's really no reason not to get it? They're pretty much the same thing just the 860 Evo has more write endurance or something.

Bob Morales
Aug 18, 2006

This post is good to go


Jaxyon posted:

Quick question: I know 850 Evo's are a good reccommendation, but is there any reason why I wouldn't want an 860 if it was cheaper than an 850?


I ask because my computer is somewhat aging....H77 chipset with SATA 6gb support.

For that matter, does it even deal with M.2 drives?

The 860 won't really be any faster (SATA is becoming a bottleneck) but it will have better write endurance. I'd go with the newer drive.

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makere
Jan 13, 2012


As the last of the 5x PNY XLR8 we bought in 2014 fails, taking data with it, I would put PNY to "avoid"-list.

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