Why would I get up early?

Maybe to take the dog outside. That’s a good idea, sleep, wake up take dog outside, sleep some more, and repeat.

How much weight would I lose from the lack of eating? I’ll probably just sleepwalk and eat while sleeping.

No dog ever?

Her dog isn’t coming back? She was crying on the way in the building, and in the elevator. About her dog being gone.

Tonka has stayed the night at my mom’s, the last time, it was to hot in my apartment for her. It might still be to hot for her, it’s 70F in here. She has a fan in my bedroom now though.

What’s the point in Christmas?

You shouldn’t need to give people presents and/or money to tell them you care about them. Apparently that’s the case with humans. Money was invented because of greed. Or maybe money invented greed.

Since I’m greedy, I’ll take free money and possibly stuff. Assuming I go, I might be sleeping instead. I can still buy another hard drive, next year sometime.

Worst article ever

Was trying to see what the most reliable external hard drive is. Probably a drive on Backblaze’s list and put it in an enclosure.

Worst site, because they don’t list that many external drives, and recommend a WD with lots of bad reviews, like failing. Apparently the My Book WDs suck.

The failure rates of all of the larger drives (8, 10, and 12 TB) are very good: 1.21% AFR (Annualized Failure Rate) or less. In particular, the Seagate 10TB drives, which have been in operation for over 1 year now, are performing very nicely with a failure rate of 0.48%.

I’m hesitant to buy a bigger drive, because if it dies, you lose a lot of data, if you want to back it up, it’ll cost a lot of money. Might be fine for a backup though.

Can’t copy the model from the chart. And 0 Toshiba drives failed, but they only had 146 of them. Don’t think they use enterprise drives, something I read said they don’t. That’s good news for my wallet. Nope, they use both.

That Toshiba drive has four failures, the downloaded chart is different.

The download chart might be broken, 67 drives, but over 90 failures. How did they do that?

What the hell is drive days? Cause they haven’t existed that long. In fact, hard drives haven’t existed that long.

They’ve been using HUH721212ALN604 for over 17 years.

The article doesn’t say what Drive Days is. This says. Not very useful, if there’s 30,000+ in the snapshot file, that’s how many drive days. Doesn’t explain what I see, 79 drives = 6,320 drive days. If you divide that, it’s 79*80. Where did they get 80 from? They just round 79 up and multiple it by itself?

No they don’t. If you download docs_Q3_2018.zip, it’ll tell you how it’s calculated. To bad they don’t put it on their site. You need to read a PDF to find out.


What did I do?

Some people that use to say hi, don’t anymore.

I should shave my beard off

It might take a year or longer to grow an Honest Abe beard.

Maybe if I get some testosterone shots, it’ll grow faster.

Don’t use while True in Python

Even when you click ctrl c, it keeps running the loop. It cancels the ffmpeg process, but not the script itself. So it restarts. Need to test it longer, to see if runner == 1 really works.

Yup it works. Need a brighter IR light. You can’t see me at the door. Nothing in the bathroom or kitchen to steal though. But if they bust open the door, and say shit he’s got a camera, close the door and leave, you won’t know who did so.

Except, there is a camera in the hallway, so the office might be able to find out. If they live here, they might get a nice evicted notice.

You can make a Linux software RAID 1 with a missing drive

You make the RAID 1 on the new drive, then you copy the data to the RAID. Then you add the original drive to the RAID.

No need to copy it somewhere else before making the RAID. Most two bay enclosures, will wipe all data if you change it to RAID.

What happens, if you do that with the first drive you get? And you don’t add the missing drive until a month later.

No idea what drive I will buy though, Toshiba might not honor the warranty, so a two year warranty might be useless. Think that was an internal Toshiba, the review claimed the plastic where the SATA cable goes broke off. They could be lying, and actually broke it.

I did have a Seagate SSD that broke when unplugging it or something. I never got the data off that drive.

Seagate says “entry-level direct-attached storage devices (DAS)” on a non NAS drive. Does a cheap dual bay enclosure count as entry level? Or does the software RAID I plan on doing, kill the entry level

Can you put WD Blue drives in a RAID 1? I’m sure you can, but is it worth it?

You might get an OEM drive on Amazon. Both Seagate and WD. What about Toshiba? One of the Seagate drives, is apparently being pulled from cheap external drives. I can buy a cheap external drive, if that’s what I wanted.

Where can you buy non OEM hard drives? Well, found the Toshiba NAS drives. Couldn’t find them before for some reason. Might of been looking for 3 TB. The smallest is 4 TB.

Oh yeah, HGST is owned by WD. The only option, if you want a warranty, is Seagate. I remember filling out their form, and getting a drive, I probably killed, replaced. But that was a long time ago. Maybe nobody offers warranties anymore. In that case, buy from my refurbished seller, the reviews are positive, because they replace the drive if there’s a problem. Just encrypt the drive, so they can’t recover your data.

Will this work in a ps4 pro with nyko data bank – playstation 4?
no it will not. hdd will need to be formatted specifucally for ps4 which is done via special software

Any 3.5″ drive will, the person that answered doesn’t know anything. I put a 3.5″ WD drive in it, pretty sure the PS4 formatted it. But does the Nyko even work with the Pro?

The problem with the refurbished drives, you kind of need two, if you plan on storing backups on it. That’s over $200. You are gambling that both drives won’t die at the same time.

Cons:The hard drive has faulty and the device wasn’t recognized by windows or any other OS and. The device still on warranty and seagate refused to provide any support. The warranty is useless so don’t waste your money for someone who didn’t cover his product
Western Digital is better in every thing and this is my fault to try seagate for once

Not verified as buying it, for the fact that they mention WD, I’d buy that drive gladly.

Another WD lover on Amazon. But the drives might be pulled from an external drive. More like Seagate is doing it, and claiming that so they don’t have to honor the warranty. That leaves only one choice, refurbished. WD won’t respond most likely, so the warranty is useless there as well.

Is Toshiba’s warranty really useless?

I’ll probably buy the Toshiba external drive, if it dies under warranty, and they won’t replace it, I’ll sue em in invisible court.

Does Fantom Drives honor their one year warranty? If so, just buy that, you are good for a year. They have an 8 TB for not much more.

Do they make a model of my HGST/Hitachi drives in 6 TB? If so, buy that refurbished, no issues with mine.

I wonder what dictates 3 TB in the model number. I’ll just compare it to my seller’s 6 TB drives. Damn it, they don’t have a 6 TB one with a similar model. Mine is HUA and they only have HU.

What drives are in their HornetTek enclosures? It’s advertised for the PS4. Pull the drive and put it in my PS4

You can get some white label WD Red drives for $115.

I’ll take a chance on the HGST for $130, refurbished. It only has to last a month, until I buy another one. If it dies before a month, hopefully my main backup drive, and my movies drive don’t die too.