There's more to reliability than failure rates. Enterprise drives have stronger magnets, more robust error detection, better vibration dampening, etc..plus consumer drives do not support TLER, making them useless in anything other than the massive JBOD environments you mentioned.
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Just a few things I thought of while looking at this study:
The authors are using Backblaze data. Backblaze uses consumer grade SATA disk which isn't going to be as reliable as the Enterprise SATA/SAS disk we would use.
I'm willing to bet that none of the authors of this paper have ever had to pay for colocated rack space, power, and cooling either, they've just doubled the RU that I need for storage. At $1500.00 - $2000.00 per rack that adds up.
Doubling the rack space for storage I need so I can avoid a few service calls by my storage vendor over 5 years simply isn't efficient.
We've installed close to 500TB of archival storage using commodity hardware and 2-3TB Nearline SAS. We have maybe 3 hand and eyes calls per year for disk replacement.
Anyway - just rambling.
"SuperHD" Netflix is only 6-7Mb/sec at best so two streams shouldn't be a difficult feat for any recent wifi router. It's no different for DVD's which peak at 11Mb/sec. Try something like a full BR rip, 802.11n just doesn't cut it.
I beg to differ, you have to go for high end pro, not low end consumer.
Those TV's are meant for public display and don't have the calibration controls necessary for a consumer display. At $2800.00 I would expect at least 10pt RGB&Greyscale adjustment.
The answer is never buy a smart TV. They offer no advantages over a dumb TV and a Roku box and only offer disadvantages.
The problem with that is that the only Dumb TV's left are bottom tier junk. Those of us that actually care about image quality have no other options than Smart TV's.
There really aren't any sites that do reviews of Enterprise class hardware. At best you'll find reviews of SMB hardware like what StorageReview does, but that's really about it. The other problem is the reliance on synthetic benchmarks. We've run into a few cases where hardware has performed as expected while doing test runs, but then found bugs and issues when put in a POC lab environment.
Read my post above, many places letting your cat roam and be a nuisance can result in fines and eventually having the cat impounded.
I live about 25 miles from there, we have the same laws in my town. I'm glad, I'm got tired of cleaning the cat shit out of my garden that was left by my neighbors cat. A call to the city got a letter sent to the neighbor. Kitty stays indoors now and my garden is cat shit free.
Here's some cat laws from MA:
Leash and free roaming laws around the country:
FWIW, I have a cat. She's perfectly happy to live indoors where she belongs.
MakeMKV makes it trivial to do a 1:1 rip of your Bluray into an MKV container that has the primary video and audio stream. If you need any conversion after that for tablets etc... Handbrake does the job very well.
Both are really as point can click as it gets.
Protip: I have at least a dozen $4.00 HDMI cables in my house connecting various things. I have a few inexpensive 25ft cables as well.
I haven't returned a single one due to snow overlaid on top of my digital signal. They all work just fine.
Just by charging them. She has two cables in the house, one connected to her laptop, and one connected to a wall charger in the bedroom. Both pretty much stay in the charging device full time, the only change is when the iphone is plugged in and unplugged. Nothing any more stressful happens to the cables other than your standard plug and unplug like you'd do with a USB cable.
The 30 pin cables were great, the new cables are crap.
Apples cables are shit and break as well. My wife went through 3 of them in 6 months. She finally got fed up and bought 5 knock offs from some Hong Kong vendor for the price of 1 official cable. She's not the only one.