storage

Forum discussion tagged with storage.
  1. CommManagerJ

    Intel Optane AMA - Starts Wednesday at 11am

    Intel Optane AMA with the Intel Optane Team AnandTech is proud to announce the upcoming guest in our featured Community Series -- ASK ME ANYTHING. On Wednesday, September 26th through Thursday, September 27th the Intel Optane Team will join us in a live AMA on the AnandTech Memory and Storage...
  2. EXCellR8

    Need an External RAID Enclosure w/ USB 3.0

    My Drobo DDR3-A decided it didn't want to work anymore and now I'm without my 8TB volume of priceless memes, YouTube rips, backup archives, photos, and other miscellaneous nonsense I like to use with my HTPC. The hard drives themselves are fine but I don't have a working external enclosure. I...
  3. Dayman1225

    Intel Expected to put QLC 3DNAND into Volume Production this Quarter. DigiTimes

    Notebook vendors boosting SSD adoption for new models I imagine this is the 660p drive that appeared in Intel documents awhile back From Tomshardware Article And remember, Tomshardware said that a source told them to expect 512GB QLC SSDs for around $100 Looking forward to see how QLC...
  4. C

    Windows detected a hard disk problem

    (note: i am running Windows 8.1 Pro on a Lenovo Thinkpad W540) several days ago i received a blue screen of death and my computer restarted. upon restart my computer acted like a new system (received the “let’s get you started” message, etc.), and though my data and programs were all intact my...
  5. FeuerFrei

    How do you store your loose leaf tea?

    My grocery store has bins of black and green tea mix where you can take as much as you want and put it in a plastic bag. 'Tis usually the cheapest way to buy loose tea and you can get exactly however much you want. How would you store this? Would you put it into a tin, leave it in the bag? Tie...
  6. A

    ASRock z97 extreme 9 and PCIe lanes

    After hours of videos, guides, and forums, I am still confused about how pcie lanes from CPU's and mobos work so I was hoping someone can shed some more light for me. I currently have an i7 4790k which claims to have a max number of 16 lanes via up to 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4. However due to this...
  7. EXCellR8

    4TB WD Black 3.5" HDD Dead or ??

    Had my larger hard drive crash on me over the weekend; I can no longer initialize the disk in Windows. The drive is no longer detected outside of specialized software and I get a general CRC error. I think the drive is toast, and I already have a replacement on the way, but what would be the...
  8. M

    New OS: HDD has to be formated before use!

    Hello everyone! I have three hard drives in my PC: C:\ - My OS and programms are on this drives D:\ - My data is stored on this drives G:\ - My games are on this drive I regulary make Images/Backups of my PC for the case that it goes unstable or I want to try out stuff. So recently I wanted to...
  9. M

    high disk usage when running apps for the first time after windows startup

    whenever i run any application after windows startup no matter how much time after the startup the disk usage gets to 100% with no actual apps using disk all are around .1 mb/s *it returns to 0-1% after 1-2 mins depending on the app*, if i closed the app and reopened it, it takes like a sec or...
  10. yottabit

    Advice for simple home NAS

    Hey guys - I need help scoping out what I need / budgeting for a simple home NAS. Requirements- 4 TB+ storage for storing old family photos/home video methodology for tagging/organizing this kind of content is a bonus. Occasional streaming of HD 1080p video & ripped DVD footage to Fire Stick...
  11. J

    If you were upgrading this PC, what would you get?

    From: Intel i5 3570 ASRock Z77 Extreme4-M G Skill Ares 8GB DDR3-1600mhz Sapphire AMD Radeon R9 270X Seagate Barracuda 2TB hard drive 7200RPM Samsung 840 EVO 120GB HDD Corsair HX 650W 80+ Gold PSU What would you get? Would you keep any of it? Assume that you could spend US$2000 and it needed to...
  12. Sam25

    CrystalDiskInfo Question

    Hello, I recently setup a media/ data storage PC in my house. It houses 5 drives at present, 10TB in total and constitutes a mix of WD Green and WD Blue disks. The system is kept on 24/7. I wanted to know if there is any problem if I leave CrystalDiskInfo (V7.0.5) running all the time just to...
  13. robphelan

    Need some help with photo backup.. I'm Apple-dumb

    TLDR: I dump all my photos onto my PC in monthly substructures such as \pictures\2017_04 . I need a consolidated solution to backup (not synch) my photos from a top level folder (with many, many subfolders) to the cloud that allows me to download for printing or has an app for viewing. The...
  14. M

    Dual drives and nvme

    I have always set windows up (since Win3.1!) with dual drives. One for the OS and one for temp files, browser cache, swap, spool, etc. I have monitored it with tools and the two drives seem to be about equal with R/W. I even did this with SSDs and it seemed make my computer run faster. I am...
  15. CommManagerJ

    AnandTech OCZ SSD Giveaway

    Now’s your chance to win a trio of super fast SSDs, courtesy of our fine friends from OCZ. We have the 512GB RD400 PCIe SSD, 512GB VX500 SSD, and the 256GB RD400 PCIe SSD all up for grabs. Be sure to enter the raffle linked here for your chance to win. The sweepstakes will run until 12pm EST...
  16. K

    Storing a motorcycle in my apartment

    Anyone know the law to putting a motorcycle inside an apartment in California? I have no more parking space available and it would be a lot cheaper to put it inside my apartment than renting out a storage. I wouldn't keep in in the living room, I have a patio with enough room to leave it...
  17. G

    i am going deep with iometer, couple of questions

    I have started investigating iometer tool features and hoping to get some clarifications on certain settings, I think only highly knowledgeable users who used iometer can give good/sound answer, please no guesswork or try this or something. - Once I start the iometer, I always see 32 workers...
  18. CommManagerJ

    Announcing a Q&A and Giveaway with OCZ

    OCZ AMA/Giveaway Announcement AnandTech recently put the OCZ VX500 SATA SSD through its paces, so what better time to announce our upcoming installment of Ask the Experts here on the AnandTech Forums. On October 6th starting at 10 AM EST, we’ll be hosting key members from the OCZ Product...
  19. Comdrpopnfresh

    DDR4- Will it advance much in a few months?

    I have a 4x2gb set of Crucial Ballistix Tracer DDR2 DIMMs (DDR2-6400 with XMP for +DDR2-1066) from an old computer that is no longer used. Before the computer was unusable, three out of four of the sticks stopped working- the timings were not readable, and a cold boot would not work with all...