Hard Drive Alternatives – The Complete Guide

Introduction If you’ve spent any time browsing the various forums or subreddits dedicated to data-hoarding, you’ve likely seen this common question being asked: “What are the best hard drive alternatives?”. This is often asked by newbie or aspiring data-hoarders and unfortunately, the question isn’t often satisfactorily answered. In fact, some people responding to this question … Read more

Hard disk storage capacity list

Introduction I’ve been regularly buying hard disk drives for the best part of three decades. Over this time, the capacities have increased tremendously. It’s sometimes difficult to appreciate just how much hard disk capacities have increased over this time. Whilst many data-hoarders are well aware of current drive capacities, there’s still some confusion from the … Read more

How to store hard drives safely

Hard Drive Storage Solution

As you may imagine, as a data-hoarder, I’ve owned dozens, if not hundreds of hard drives over the years. Each time one of my hard drives reaches capacity, its contents are copied to a new drive, and the old drive is removed from the computer. I’ve mentioned in the past that I don’t like to … Read more

Which OSI layer does iSCSI operate at?

Table showing OSI layers

In my last post about SSD storage, I introduced you to my friend Dave. Dave is getting into data hoarding with aggression and he keeps asking me questions about storage. He called me last week and asked “what layer is iSCSI?“. I was a little thrown at first but after some probing, I was able … Read more