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WD easystore 8TB- Question about the Future by Drevis_ftw in DataHoarder

[–]the320x200 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It depends on the NAS and configuration. For example, here's the Synology page which lays out which RAID types can be expanded and what the requirements are for doing so as far as drive sizes go on Synology NAS devices.

WD easystore 8TB- Question about the Future by Drevis_ftw in DataHoarder

[–]the320x200 3 points4 points  (0 children)

It's safest to assume you can't migrate the data in-place. Even if the EasyStore doesn't do anything, it's unlikely you'll be able to set up the future multi-disk volume in the NAS without formatting all the drives used.

Looks like a majority of the backers got ripped off. by Needles_Eye in oculus

[–]the320x200 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Theoretically a pair of 7.1 headphones could apply a HRTF to the channels, which is a decent amount of computation. I agree just downmixing the 7.1 channels to stereo is trivial, but it's possible for a pair of headphones to do more than that.

Long term storage for Spindle Drives by xeneral in DataHoarder

[–]the320x200 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I checked the price for shucking. Bare drives do cost more, but when talking about the market value for used drives, shucking is going to be preferable to everyone over used so the price has to at least beat that.

Advice: Offsite Backups on tape/hard drive...where? by cyan990 in DataHoarder

[–]the320x200 2 points3 points  (0 children)

If your workplace lends itself to it you can leave your offsite backup at work.

Safe deposit boxes are pretty cheap.

Long term storage for Spindle Drives by xeneral in DataHoarder

[–]the320x200 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yeah, unfortunately $900 for old drives is not realistic. You can buy 23TB of space on new drives for ~$400 on sale or <$500 at regular prices.

[D] Why are there so many deep learning frameworks? (annoying) by ME_PhD in MachineLearning

[–]the320x200 16 points17 points  (0 children)

Facebook's never going to let themselves become dependent on a Google tool-chain, and vice versa. Repeat for all the major players.

Is it viable to use a different internal hard drive as a sort of backup? by JJBSpurs1305 in DataHoarder

[–]the320x200 3 points4 points  (0 children)

If you leave it plugged in there's a chance some system-wide issue (like ransomware for example) would take out both your copies.

For the amount of data you have and since everything is in one system you're probably best served by using one of the inexpensive personal cloud backup solutions. Sure this one-time manual copy is better than nothing for your original 2TB of data, but it's going to be no time at all before you have stuff in the new free space on the 4TB drive that won't be backed up.

Police receive noise complaint; they come in with 3 guns drawn. 'Murica. by [deleted] in videos

[–]the320x200 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Beware deaf people, not answering your door means the police can just come on in apparently.

What do you guys do with replaced hard drives? by Shamr0ck in DataHoarder

[–]the320x200 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I use them for scratch drives. Perfect for any projects that are going to create a ton of temporary files or otherwise hammer on a drive. Save your main drives from the wear and tear.

If I do use them for data that isn't totally disposable, I always run them with 2-disk redundancy (and ideally mix some new drives in the pool) since they're old drives.

Go cannot work with some wifi access points! Fail! by Cybersurfervr in daydream

[–]the320x200 1 point2 points  (0 children)

You're not fooling anyone by adding "Does the solo do this?" to the end of a rant about the Go.

Go cannot work with some wifi access points! Fail! by Cybersurfervr in daydream

[–]the320x200 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Is this related to Daydream in any way outside of pushing your anti-Oculus agenda?

Go owners - how is the performance of the outer 1/3 of your optics? by overzeetop in oculus

[–]the320x200 2 points3 points  (0 children)

what's your IPD? If it's far from the average it will make it hard to stay within the sweet spots.

Data shows Beat Saber burns between 8.57 & 9.86 kcals per minute, and is the equivalent of playing tennis. by VRHealth in oculus

[–]the320x200 2 points3 points  (0 children)

While you're broadly right it's not as completely insignificant as you're making it sound. Even with the kit kat example, that's not nothing... If you play half an hour of beat saber and have a kit kat for dessert that day you just got your dessert for free. Sure it won't single-handedly change your life, but the impact is nonzero.

What do you store off-site? (Discussion) by Maora234 in DataHoarder

[–]the320x200 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Just my own drives. Online storage would be nice but gets pretty costly if you fall into that middle gap where you have more than 1~2 systems (so the inexpensive consumer unlimited plans don't work well) but aren't running a business to justify the cost.

What do you store off-site? (Discussion) by Maora234 in DataHoarder

[–]the320x200 10 points11 points  (0 children)

I include everything in the offsite backup for a few reasons.

  • Don't want to maintain two different backup systems.
  • Would rather not introduce the risk that a critical file get miss-tagged as non-critical and therefore isn't backed up.
  • Even if a lot of data could be replaced if lost, one shouldn't discount the time already spent curating your files and how much time it would take to do it all over again. Backups cost money but time isn't free either.
  • If somehow you've lost all your local copies, it's probably something pretty bad like a house fire. If you've just lost your house, it's going to be a bad time to also lose a bunch of data. People often say "If I have a house fire I'll have bigger things to worry about than my music collection", but it's actually the opposite. Not only did your house burn down but now there's an additional kick in the nuts that your music collection was erased.

Every time I need to get pumped up I watch the 1988 National Aerobic Championship by tisitoj in videos

[–]the320x200 251 points252 points  (0 children)

I dunno, it seems kinds of depressing to me. It's just another reminder that no matter how much I exercise and how hard I diet I will never have as much cocaine as these people.

I wonder how the venues and festivals are responding? by Bones12x2 in BABYMETAL

[–]the320x200 4 points5 points  (0 children)

The venues won't care. The promoter has paid the venue to rent the space, beyond that the venue isn't involved in the actual production. As far as the venue is concerned if zero people showed up it would be all good since they get paid no matter what and they wouldn't have to clean up afterwards...

FYI Go purchases also show up in your Gear VR library as well by oldeastvan in oculus

[–]the320x200 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Also the other way around too, Gear VR library shows up in Go.

Do you ever get paranoid about possible theft? by DazEErR in DataHoarder

[–]the320x200 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Beyond offsite backups, I have a full size rack that can't fit out the door of the room it's in. Granted they could disassemble everything and carry it out in pieces, but it seems unlikely thieves are going to spend the time that would take with the alarms blaring just to get equipment they don't understand.

Do you ever get paranoid about possible theft? by DazEErR in DataHoarder

[–]the320x200 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Maybe there's a market for wallets with a 2.5" drive pocket... lol