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Desktop PC I am using for six years

The PC I am using right now is more than six years.  I checked my blog and found the post of flash the bios in Feb 2013. I did a search in my Gmail. Wow, I found the receipt which I made the order on NCIX. NCIX has closed for years already.

There are three items. All are running on my desktop now.

  • Kingston Hyper X  KHX 1600C9D3K2/8GB  (RAM)
  • Western Digitial Caviar Blue 1TB (HDD)
  • AMD A8-3870K Black APU Quad Core Processor and MSI A55M-P33 mATX FM! Motherboard (MoBo CPU bundle)

Later I bought a Crucial SDD for Windows system.

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Add a hard disk to my NAS

When I travel to Shanghai, I ordered a Western Digital Purple Disk. 4TB SATA6Gb / s 64M Monitoring Hard Drive (WD40EJRX).

I paid RMB705, including free shipping. Now the price is dropped to RMB659.

The similar hard disk on newegg.ca is about CA$238.

Open the box. It is a plastic container.

Remove the plastic container, the hard disk is inside of the the anti-static bag.

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A Broken Western Digital 1TB Hard Disk

It is a WD10EXEZ SATA,64MB Cache 1.0TB hard disk. I bought it in the end of 2012. Now it is almost three years.

I found it is not working yesterday morning.  The Windows 7 can not found the hard drive when I boot up it. It can be found after a reboot.

But, some files are not able to access.

So I tried to do the backup all the important files. Most of the files can be copied to the backup media. The error of some missing files are shown as below.

copy-error

I have to skip these kind of files to continue. And during the backup, the disk error shown randomly.

hard-disk-problem

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Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB WD10EZEX

In this new year season, I bought a set of desktop hardware and built a new PC. Here is the hard drive.
Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB, SATA 3 (6GB/s), 7200RPM, 64MB Cache, 3.5in.

It is designed for desktop, called Desktop Blue. Largest cache in this class.

Transfer Rate (Buffer To Disk) 150 MB/s (Sustained)

 

wdblue-1t-pic

It is made on July 17, 2012. Made in Malaysia.

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160GB Hard Driver

Today, I bought a new hard driver, WD1600JB-00GVA0, made by Western Digital. Price is good, almost same as 120GB Seagate Hard Driver. I paid $120.00, tax included.
WD1600JB

This is Western Digital High-Performance level EIDE product.
It’s benefits:
Fast — WD, the first to introduce an 8 MB buffer, has advanced the caching algorithms of this new and improved Caviar family of hard drives, resulting in next-generation high performance – performance that matches the speed of most 16 MB cache drives.
Cool-running – Heat is a major contributor to hard drive wear, and cool drive operating temperatures help increase long-term drive reliability. WD achieves the lowest operating temperature of any hard drive in it’s class, including slower drives spinning at 5,400 RPM, by lowering the drives’ power consumption through advanced design of electronics and firmware.
Quiet – Today’s PCs, digital video recorders and gaming machines are increasingly operated in environments where noise is less tolerated. WD minimizes WD Caviar noise to levels virtually below the threshold of human hearing with its WhisperDrive™ technology, which features a highly efficient power driver design. And to cut seek noise, Soft Seek™ technology streamlines read/write seeking algorithms, resulting in the drive operating more efficiently when accessing and writing data.
Data Protection Enhancements
Data Lifeguard™ is an expanded set of data protection features that include shock protection, an environmental protection system, and embedded error detection and repair features that automatically find, isolate, and repair problem areas that may develop over the extended use of the hard drive. With these enhanced data reliability features, the drive can perform more accurate monitoring and error repair and deliver exceptional data security.
Data Lifeguard Tools™ is a set of software utilities that work in conjunction with the embedded Data Lifeguard features to make hard drive installation, drive management diagnostics, and repair simple and worry-free.
Shock Guard™ provides outstanding improvements in shock and vibration protection for WD Caviar SE drives. Shock Guard allows instantaneous data protection at high shock values to achieve leading shock specifications.
Let’s see the performance as below:

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