Home-Tech-Album-125x125_thumb1_thumb1Jim (@jcollison) is joined this week by by Andrew Morris (@unrealshots), Christian Johnson (@TheWizBM), Windows Home Server MVP John Zajdler (@Dieharder) and John Stutsman (@JohnStutsman) for Home Tech episode #128

What is the status of the modern hard drive?  We will cover what we own, how we fix them, SSD v Spinners, WD Reds v Greens, do faster drives matter, where we buy them, tools to work with them and how they are constructed.

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[5:30] John Z talks about his gear]

Western Digital 3TB Green Drives –

Western Digital Enterprise RE4-GP 2TB SATA 3 Gb/s 3.5″ 64MB IntelliPower Internal Hard Drive – OEM/Bare by Western Digital –

Sans Digital 4 Bay SATA to USB 3.0 JBOD USB 3.0 External Hard Drive Enclosure – Black –

[12:30] John S talks about his gear]

Western Digital Caviar Green 2 TB SATA II 32 MB Cache Bulk/OEM Internal Desktop Hard Drive –

WD Green 2 TB Desktop Hard Drive: 3.5 Inch, SATA III, 64 MB Cache – WD20EARX –

Western Digital Caviar Green 3 TB SATA III 64 MB Cache Bare/OEM Desktop Hard Drive – WD30EZRX –

WD Red 3 TB NAS Hard Drive: 3.5 Inch, SATA III, 64 MB Cache – WD30EFRX –

Western Digital Caviar Black 2 TB SATA III 7200 RPM 64 MB Cache Bulk/OEM Internal Desktop Hard Drive – WD2002FAEX –

Seagate Barracuda 3 TB HDD SATA 6 Gb/s NCQ 64MB Cache 7200 RPM 3.5-Inch Internal Bare Drive ST3000DM001  –

Cheap source for older and white label hard drives –

Samsung Electronics 840 Pro Series 2.5-Inch 256 GB SATA 6GB/s Solid State Drive MZ-7PD256BW –

Home Server Show Forums –

[24:59] Roundtable discussion on hard drive tools]

Built in tools for Windows 7 and 8 –

Stable Bit Drive Scanner –


Crystal Sisk Mark –

HD Tune –

Windows Health Report –

[32:10] Andrew talks about hard drive use in the enterprise]

[35:40] the future of hard drives and storage]

HighPoint 8-Port PCI-Express 2.0 x8 SAS/SATA 6Gb/s non-RAID Controller Components Rocket 2720SGL –

Drobo 5N 5-Bay NAS Storage Array, Gigabit Ethernet (DRDS4A21) –

Crucial m4 256GB mSATA Internal Solid State Drive CT256M4SSD3 –

Samsung Chromebook (Wi-Fi, 11.6-Inch) by Samsung –

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[58:31] Updates]

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