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Hopefully Hitachi's awesomeness will make WD better than it already is.

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Hitachi probably has been the best to me.  Have an old 250 gig Hitachi drive on my laptop, and the sucker still works nearly 6 years later.  Also ended up pulling the trigger and buying a sizable amount of anime.  School Rumble, Shangri-La, Pani Poni Dash, Strike Witches, and Girls und Panzer.  

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All this talk of disc drives have me worried of my 2TB ext HDD. It's been close to 3 years now...
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Hopefully Hitachi's awesomeness will make WD better than it already is.

 

Hopefully Seagate's 500 GB drives are out of the failure radar's range!

 

 

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Hitachi probably has been the best to me.  Have an old 250 gig Hitachi drive on my laptop, and the sucker still works nearly 6 years later.  Also ended up pulling the trigger and buying a sizable amount of anime.  School Rumble, Shangri-La, Pani Poni Dash, Strike Witches, and Girls und Panzer.  

 

My HP Pocket Media Drive originally had an 80 GB Hitachi, and that worked (and is still working) for about 6 years.

 

Where do you buy your anime?

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But the real question is can it play 10 bit mkvs?

 

LOL, I'm pretty sure he would hate that. Not positive though. XP


Well, funny thing is 10bit means next to nothing since nothing short of a workstation graphics card (Firepro or quadro) and $1,200+ computer monitor actualy displays 10bit information... everything else is a 6-8bit panel.

IMO what REALLY matters with downloaded HD content is how compressed it is. I used a tool called "mediainfo" that adds right-click menu for media files that tells you their statistics.... I have a 35GB version of NGE 3.33, that's something like 18mbps video stream. My 9GB version of NGE 2.22 is about 8mbps..... the stuff you D/L for airing anime that have file sizes around 500MB for 1080... those are like 1.5mbps. I think the sweet spot is around 5mbps video stream as there are def. diminishing returns as you go higher.

I know, but have you looked at most modern anime files? They're encoded as 10 bit files in order to reduce banding and file size, even though pretty much nobody can view them properly. Hell, the shows probably aren't even encoded in 10 bit when they're broadcasted even...

 

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http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2014-04-30/start-your-day-off-right-with-some-granola-bar-social-media-fun

 

It started out like this, and now Nature Valley is in a huge anime pic repost

https://twitter.com/NatureValley

 

omfg...

 

Their intern is either getting a raise to a full time position...or is getting fired.

I saw this today in class, made me lol pretty hard.

 

Hope they got a ton of followers and he gets a promotion!

 

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Ouch, I've avoided Seagate, but it looks like siding with Western Digital has done me no favors in life.  Might look to Hitachi, granted that is now owned by WD.  Oh well... with a 5 year warranty I can't complain too much, but my external is now filled to capacity, and I'm gonna need to figure this out fast.  I knew I should have gone for a RAID setup. 

Tsk tsk, Seagate

 

Hitachi FTW!

I like that graph, thanks for posting again! This is why I plan to get Hitachi drives soon when I can afford it.

Then again, I've had a ~2 year WD Caviar Blue laptop drive fail on me, but my ~7 year old Seagate 320GB drive is still working decently on my HTPC as a secondary drive.

As always, hard drives are a toss up, so if you have mission-critical data, back it up. ;)


Edited by mechgamer123 - 5/2/14 at 8:30pm
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All this talk of disc drives have me worried of my 2TB ext HDD. It's been close to 3 years now...

 

Eh, at this point it really is a toss up.  Some drives will last many many years, and others will face a horrific failure out the gate.  And for something that runs at over 5400 RPM almost all the time? Pretty amazing they last as long as they usually do. 

 

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Where do you buy your anime?

 

I tend to buy mostly through Amazon.  Better prices than buying direct.  Another great source would be Rightstuf.  They both have good prices, and pretty good shipping polices.

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Tsk tsk, Seagate

 

Hitachi FTW!

 

 

 

See Below

 

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I know, but have you looked at most modern anime files? They're encoded as 10 bit files in order to reduce banding and file size, even though pretty much nobody can view them properly. Hell, the shows probably aren't even encoded in 10 bit when they're broadcasted even...

 

I saw this today in class, made me lol pretty hard.

 

Hope they got a ton of followers and he gets a promotion!

 

I like that graph, thanks for posting again! This is why I plan to get Hitachi drives soon when I can afford it.

Then again, I've had a ~2 year WD Caviar Blue laptop drive fail on me, but my ~7 year old Seagate 320GB drive is still working decently on my HTPC as a secondary drive.

As always, hard drives are a toss up, so if you have mission-critical data, back it up. ;)

 

 

 

We had this discussion a few months ago

 

It's a good chart for its purpose, but even the author noted that you can't use it to mean the entire company.

 

It's a storage backup or some redundancy or storage company. I read their entire report.

 

The way they did things is that they would buy 'sample' platters of select HDD's when they are on sale or when they detect that it is within their price range, features etc. Then they run them through their own tests for a set amount of time and under conditions they set. The ones that pass the conditions are then ordered en-mass (rememebering that it is based off price and features) and then put into their envoy.

 

That chart there is the numbers of the HDD's their companies use.

 

Anybody with half a brain in business or in analyzing information can at this moment tell how this chart thus is a nice 'chart' for its purpose for the company. But fails to be any direct coorelation for HDD reliability. This is if they read the entire report that is. This chart however can be used as evidence for further research and analyzation. It CAN mean and does show some signs of Seagate being worse. But this chart itself, does not.

 

The person who did the blogpost and who made it from the company specifically even stated this.

 

Internet trolls and , as usual, the majority are just taking it without context. They aren't wrong. This chart could mean and show ramifications towards further issues. It however, by itself, shows nothing that the average computer user or enthusiast can logically use.

 

This chart is further sensationalized by confirmational bias in a field that is full of it. HDD's are one of the most failure prone things in computers. Almost every computer user will at some point have an HDD failure in something. With Seagage and WD being the only real players anymore, you are left with a schiit ton of people having experienced a Seagate HDD failure in the past. This chart provides confirmational bias which promotes its sensationalism. The people aren't wrong. Confirmational bias is still, in itself, something to consider for futher issues and study as it in itself does mean something is wrong. But in the specific case itself, provides no logical backing.

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Ouch, I've avoided Seagate, but it looks like siding with Western Digital has done me no favors in life.  Might look to Hitachi, granted that is now owned by WD.  Oh well... with a 5 year warranty I can't complain too much, but my external is now filled to capacity, and I'm gonna need to figure this out fast.  I knew I should have gone for a RAID setup. 
Tsk tsk, Seagate

Hitachi FTW!



Good thing my Seagate Momentus external hard drive hasn't had any problems in the last 4 years. In fact, it's probably one of the most reliable and consistent hard drives I've tried. My brother's Western Digital hard drives have had choppy performance over the years and now he's using a Seagate in his desktop.

Seagate for the win!



Also, those graphs are stupid. They analysed 5199 Seagate 4.0 TB hard drives and only 2587 Hitachi 4.0 TB hard drives. Such reliability.
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Seagate Barracuda Green (ST1500DL003) 1.5TB 51 0.8 120.0% [failure rate]
How do you have a failure rate more than 100%? That's physically impossible.
Edited by miceblue - 5/2/14 at 10:03pm
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I agree with others, I've had over 10 Seagate drives and the only failure I've ever had was a Maxtor.

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http://kotaku.com/street-fighters-guile-wasnt-really-in-the-military-1570842850?utm_campaign=Socialflow_Kotaku_Facebook&utm_source=Kotaku_Facebook&utm_medium=Socialflow

 

It seems the Street Fighter Dude never fought in a war

 

The video was hilarious as hell.

I was in the No Gun War of '63...it was messy Panda.

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I was in the No Gun War of '63...it was messy Panda.

Yeah, 

 

I lost it at the

 

General Mills part

 

OMFG.... I was literally rofling in my chair.

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or Camp Boot boot camp?

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But the real question is can it play 10 bit mkvs?

 

LOL, I'm pretty sure he would hate that. Not positive though. XP


Well, funny thing is 10bit means next to nothing since nothing short of a workstation graphics card (Firepro or quadro) and $1,200+ computer monitor actualy displays 10bit information... everything else is a 6-8bit panel.

IMO what REALLY matters with downloaded HD content is how compressed it is. I used a tool called "mediainfo" that adds right-click menu for media files that tells you their statistics.... I have a 35GB version of NGE 3.33, that's something like 18mbps video stream. My 9GB version of NGE 2.22 is about 8mbps..... the stuff you D/L for airing anime that have file sizes around 500MB for 1080... those are like 1.5mbps. I think the sweet spot is around 5mbps video stream as there are def. diminishing returns as you go higher.

 

I know, but have you looked at most modern anime files? They're encoded as 10 bit files in order to reduce banding and file size, even though pretty much nobody can view them properly. Hell, the shows probably aren't even encoded in 10 bit when they're broadcasted even...

 

Mine does 10-bit...and Celeron's Intel HD Graphics

 

This version of The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya is 8357 kbps. The movie is 15.88 GB in size. Makes sense, since NGE 2.22 is 112 minutes long and The Disappearance is 164 minutes long, and both are about 8 mbps.

 

 

 


Edited by vantt1 - 5/2/14 at 10:19pm
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or Camp Boot boot camp?

The one in Europe!

 

U-S-A!

 

"I'm just representing the country that I love"

 

"I defeated the enemy with my flash kick"

 

"The no gun war of 63!!"

 

Europe War!

 

Old Navy....

 

Mills

 

General Mills

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Just saw both episode 3 and 4 of Byrnhildr in the Darkness today

 

They are doing some nice things, but are also heavilly making it more accessible to the mass market.

 

There are many things that are reminsecent of Elfen Lied and Evangellion and for the most part, the inner workings of it don't dissapoint. But the day to day production and execution moments are made to be more accessible to a larger degree of viewers. Some of the deep action-plot events are made more accessible as well.

 

Also, the ED and OP video animation spoils some stuff. But then again, it was pretty obvious what was going to happen anyway.

 

I'll explain below

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
We are introduced the AA+ witch at the end of episode 4....but based off what most know about anime, and the way she looks and acts. She would most likely be categorized as a 'keeper' person that changes sides...

We know this even more as SHE IS ******* in the OP and ED animation sitting, and with our MC's.

 

 

Also, the anime is just random dropping details, capabilities, etc like no tomorrow.

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