You are suppose to keep your data on a nas and backup on external drive and not the other way around.
I’ve been on a humax website hummytv I think that will be of help. You may be able to transfer your recordings although that may only be for sd channels, hd channels i believe are encrypted. Hth i can’t see it being a problem replacing the drive and then using the format function through the devices user interface
Just a thought - I have a TV hard disk recorder with conventional spinning rust, it can take upwards of a couple of minutes to start up, is a new SSD likely to improve matters? (it has an option to re-format the hard disk in the firmware) - 240Gb isn't a massive capacity, but I typically have around 10% on a 500Gb drive and could easily live with this jumping to 21% on a 240 I know all about HDD having lower life expectancy compared with standard disks, and that this is offset by "spreading" data - but given that I record perhaps only two or three things a week, it's not a huge turnover of "cells", certainly nothing like using a "swap" file in windows. And the other thing is that I know my existing recordings won't be transferrable, but that isn't a big deal
I would wait anyway, the price of NAND storage chips has fallen off a cliff as there is currently an oversupply. I suspect it will break the 10p/GB barrier before the year is out. (For almost all drives, not just those on offer).
60p cheaper for this PNY one! https://www.amazon.co.uk/PNY-CS900-Disque-Flash-Interne/dp/B01KIUESVI
Posted 21st Oct 2020Posted 21st Oct 2020
Maxtor By Seagate Z1 960GB 2.5" SATA III SSD £78.62 at CCL Online£78.62 Free P&P FreeCCLOnline Deals
Decent drive on offer at CCL. KEY FEATURES 960GB Capacity SATA 6GB/s Interface 2.5" Form Factor Read 540MB/s | Write 475MB/s 3 Year Manufacturer Warranty Internal PC/Lapt… Read more
Where is the 'seagate treasure truck deal' available from?
From experience these also used to have a non-standard internal data connection, so that when (not if) the internals fail it isn't possible to open the case & pop the disc in another caddy. Not recommended.
When 4 times the capacity is available for only £18 more (see seagate treasure truck deal), this doesn't seem a great price.
Posted 17th Sep 2020Posted 17th Sep 2020
Seagate Maxtor Z1 2.5" 960GB SATA SSD/Solid State Drive £79.98 at Amazon£79.98Amazon Deals
Good price, hope it helps. Features • Take your desktop or laptop to the next level with the performance you need at a fraction of the cost. • Increased durability with robust s… Read more
Are these unreliable? https://www.reddit.com/r/homelab/comments/90glkw/buyer_beware_sata_ssds_with_phison_s11_controllers/
Cool! Looking at finishing off a 3rd/4th build with an SSD boot drive, so this is perfect timing (y) Thanks OP!
Of course.. if you buy a case for it. Make sure its at least usb 3.1 for faster speed
Can you use these as an external drive
I Remember buying Maxtor in the 90s. Thought they went out of business (excited) From wiki: In a deal worth nearly US$2 billion, Maxtor was acquired by its rival Seagate in 2006. The Maxtor brand was revived by Seagate in later 2016, although the former Maxtor factory in Suzhou, China, was wound down in 2017.
Posted 5th Aug 2020Posted 5th Aug 2020
SEAGATE Maxtor Z1 240 GB Solid State Drive SATA 6 Gb/s 2.5 Inches Black £25.98 delivered @ Amazon£25.98 Free P&P FreeAmazon Deals
Good price for this size SSD with 3 years warranty. Also, £1 no-rush reward available for Prime members at checkout (y) The Maxtor Z1 2.5-inch internal SSD provides 240GB of s… Read more
Does anyone have experience running this in an enclosure. Various SSDs can be hit and miss in certain enclosures. Many thanks for any experience
It should be ok for Nas. One thing you have to know, ssd need space to move things around. So if ssd has 10gb of space lest, it will easy move data around. It’s when there’s no space left, that it goes through the process of deleting files. Constantly deleting files to write new ones, is what causes wear and tear in ssd.
Would this be a good replacement for a NAS, running all the time via the USB socket on a router?
Also if ordered before the 31st extra nectar points. 228 if my maths correct
Posted 25th Jan 2020Posted 25th Jan 2020
Maxtor 2TB USB 3.0 portable hard drive - Black £52.95 @ Amazon£52.95Amazon Deals
A new low price on this Maxtor Hard Drive according to the those Camels. Model: HX-M201TCB/GM The Maxtor M3 Portable External Hard Drive delivers handy portable storage. It is … Read more
Thanks for this, bought it for my partners dead laptop. **HOT**
£4 x 256 = £1024. Wrong calculation my dude (y) That's under 40p per GB.
As he already has Windows 10, the Windows 10 media creation tool would be easier than the live USB route I reckon. Well, providing the laptop will boot from USB.
Google 'Windows 10 ISO' and find a Microsoft link. They allow you to download the Install media in form of a disk image. Use a tool like IMGBURN to burn to a physical dvd or a tool like ETCHER / RUFUS to create a live USB Disc with a spare USB Memory stick. Pop onto YouTube as there will be plenty of 'How to install Windows' videos. Best of luck!
Cloning copies the whole system including the operating system, so no need to reinstall windows. AFAIK windows 7 keys are valid on windows 10 of you do end up needing a fresh install.
Next you'll be telling me the hindenburg is coming back too... :D
Thought that was already done/planned... According to various "news" sites - the first voyage is planned for 2022, replicating the course of the original. Doubt it includes the free trip to the bottom of the atlantic though....
Yeah seems like lots of well known brands are being dug up and stuck on SSDs - Pioneer is a weird one, not a company associated with hard drives or storage, I guess they sold off their name for use on SSDs as has happened with other brand names. What next I wonder..... Crown or Hitachi brand SSDs? :D
They'll release a cruise ship called the Titanic soon.