What does 128GB SSD mean?

Today’s post is a bit unusual and possibly not of much interest to fellow data-hoarders. It comes in response to a question I was recently asked by an aspiring data-hoarder however and I thought it important to address. A few months ago a friend (we’ll call him “Dave”, because, well, that’s his name) was admiring my storage setup and became

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How to destroy a hard drive with bleach

As a datahoarder I am constantly buying new hard drives and consolidating the contents of old ones. I personally wipe the old drives in software and then donate them to a local charity for them to sell. I’ve noticed in the datahoarding community that a lot of people are in the same position and seek advice on how to destroy

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WD Easystore vs Elements – What’s the difference

If you’re in the market for some additional cheap data storage, you’ve probably heard the names Easystore and Elements. These names refer to two popular and well-respected product lines from the company Western Digital (WD). They are often similarly priced and look almost identical, so you may well be wondering what their differences are and how they compare. There are

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