The TOFFEE Project

RESEARCH 》 My Lab HDD and SSD logs for research

Working Drives:
ID Mfd on Purchased on Expired on Form factor Type Speed MB/s S.M.A.R.T. Power_On_Hours Capacity Specs, Details Purchased for/in Now installed in Model Number Serial Number Updated on
22 Apr-2018 03-Oct-2018 3.5" Desktop HDD Not Available 111 1TB Western Digital Blue 7200 RPM TITAN-NAS FreeNAS TITAN-NAS FreeNAS - Disk7 WDC WD10EZEX-22MFCA0 WD-WCC6Y0EP1TN5 2019-01-06 23:32:11
19 Apr-2018 03-Oct-2018 3.5" Desktop HDD Not Available 133 1TB Western Digital Blue 7200 RPM TITAN-NAS FreeNAS TITAN-NAS FreeNAS - Disk4 WDC WD10EZEX-22MFCA0 WD-WCC6Y2THKC9T 2019-01-06 23:32:11
21 Apr-2018 03-Oct-2018 3.5" Desktop HDD Not Available 135 1TB Western Digital Blue 7200 RPM TITAN-NAS FreeNAS TITAN-NAS FreeNAS - Disk6 WDC WD10EZEX-22MFCA0 WD-WCC6Y0EP137L 2019-01-06 23:32:11
18 Apr-2018 03-Oct-2018 3.5" Desktop HDD Not Available 135 1TB Western Digital Blue 7200 RPM TITAN-NAS FreeNAS TITAN-NAS FreeNAS - Disk3 WDC WD10EZEX-22MFCA0 WD-WCC6Y4VDL867 2019-01-06 23:32:11
20 Apr-2018 03-Oct-2018 3.5" Desktop HDD Not Available 135 1TB Western Digital Blue 7200 RPM TITAN-NAS FreeNAS TITAN-NAS FreeNAS - Disk5 WDC WD10EZEX-22MFCA0 WD-WCC6Y1PJEEEK 2019-01-06 23:32:11
16 26-May-2018 26-Sep-2018 3.5" Desktop HDD 167.12 140 1TB Western Digital Blue 7200 RPM TITAN-NAS FreeNAS TITAN-NAS FreeNAS - Disk1 WDC WD10EZEX-22MFCA0 WD-WCC6Y5XAJ57U 2019-01-06 23:32:11
17 26-May-2018 26-Sep-2018 3.5" Desktop HDD 181.22 140 1TB Western Digital Blue 7200 RPM TITAN-NAS FreeNAS TITAN-NAS FreeNAS - Disk2 WDC WD10EZEX-22MFCA0 WD-WCC6Y7PP9UA3 2019-01-06 23:32:11
15 2016 3-Oct-2017 2.5" Laptop SSD 538.64 400 128GB Transcend 128GB Warranty Replacement for SSD ID: 2 Dell Laptop TS128GSSD370 D434540291 2018-10-30 22:18:38
11 1-Apr-2016 4-Aug-2016 3.5" NAS HDD 160.41 845 4TB Seagate 4TB NAS HDD Drive NETGEAR RN104 ReadyNAS Slot-4 NETGEAR RN104 ReadyNAS ST4000VN000-1H4168 W301AZC6 2018-10-13 11:16:06
9 1-Oct-2014 11-Dec-2014 3.5" Desktop HDD 162.72 1,155 2TB Toshiba 2TB NETGEAR RN104 ReadyNAS Slot-3 NETGEAR RN104 ReadyNAS TOSHIBA DT01ACA200 TZ5 X4BVXE5KS 2018-10-13 11:16:05
10 1-Feb-2015 8-May-2015 3.5" Desktop HDD 182.42 1,234 3TB Seagate 3TB Barracuda NETGEAR RN104 ReadyNAS Slot-1 NETGEAR RN104 ReadyNAS ST3000DM001-1CH166 Z1F5Z7KF 2018-10-13 11:16:05
1 1-Oct-2014 8-Oct-2014 mSATA mSATA SSD 146.70 2,434 32GB KingFast 32GB Celeron 1037U Mini-PC NOT IN USE F2M 32GB NAG3257GG1084 2017-11-07 20:32:10
5 27-Jul-2009 18-Aug-2009 DEGRADING/
3.5" Desktop HDD 123.33 5,033 500GB Seagate 500GB Barracuda 7200 RPM Generic Desktop TITAN-NAS FreeNAS ST3500418AS 9VM2RNTK 2019-01-06 23:32:11
8 22-Jan-2014 12-May-2014 2.5" Laptop HDD 111.07 5,190 1TB Toshiba 1TB HP Envy 15-J111TX Laptop TITAN-NAS FreeNAS TOSHIBA MQ01ABD100 14M2S5H4S 2019-01-06 23:32:11
13 17-Feb-2017 14-Apr-2017 3.5" Desktop HDD 150.64 5,795 3TB Western Digital Blue 5400 RPM Archive/snapshot off-line backup of NAS Intel Core-i7 5820K Desktop WDC WD30EZRZ-00Z5HB0 WD-WCC4N4HE8UKH 2019-01-23 12:31:32
3 19-Apr-2009 2009 2.5" Laptop HDD 55.50 6,142 250GB WD Blue 250GB Scorpio Acer Aspire 4810T Laptop NOT IN USE WDC WD2500BEVT-22ZCT0 WD-WXE409JH2249 2019-01-24 08:48:00
7 16-Apr-2013 7-Dec-2013 DEGRADING/
2.5" Laptop HDD 113.99 10,570 1TB Western Digital Blue Mobile Dell 15R 5537 Laptop TITAN-NAS FreeNAS WDC WD10JPVX-75JC3T0 WX81EB2TH773 2019-01-06 23:32:12

Expired Drives:
ID Mfd on Purchased on Expired on Form factor Type Speed MB/s S.M.A.R.T. Power_On_Hours Capacity Specs, Details Purchased for/in Last/Now installed in Model Number Serial Number Updated on
12 12-Jun-2016 10-Apr-2017 10-Apr-2017 3.5" NAS HDD Not Available 0 4TB Seagate 4TB NAS HDD Drive NETGEAR RN104 ReadyNAS Slot-2 NETGEAR RN104 ReadyNAS
(factory defect and returned back to Amazon for refund)
ST4000VN000 WDH032KM 2017-10-17 21:01:23
14 18-Oct-2008 N.A 09-Jul-2018 2.5" Laptop HDD 64.48 221 320GB WD 320GB Salvaged from old 2008 USB External Drive
Western Digital WD My Passport Essential 320GB WD3200MEW-00
Offline NAS Archive WDC WD3200BMVS-11F9S0 WD-WXE108T34213 2018-07-09 18:48:38
2 21-Apr-2015 13-Jun-2017 2.5" Laptop SSD 513.35 788 128GB Transcend 128GB Core-i7 5820K Desktop Core-i7 5820K Desktop - Video production
(failed prematurely RMA - Got replacement SSD ID: 15)
TS128GSSD370 C07094-6745 2018-08-17 11:51:46
6 27-Dec-2009 12-Dec-2010 12-Apr-2015 3.5" Desktop HDD Not Available 1,463 1TB Western Digital Caviar Green 1TB Shark PC build Offline Archive WDC WD10EARS-00Y5B1 WD-WCAV56336889 2017-10-17 20:08:03
4 18-Mar-2009 27-Mar-2017 2.5" Laptop HDD 69.00 13,763 320GB Seagate 320GB Momentus 5400.6 Ext USB enclosure Dell Laptop ST9320325AS 5VE1CJAF 2017-10-29 10:41:15

Total S.M.A.R.T. Power_On_Hours:
Working Drives Expired Drives Combined
17 Drives (39,727 Hrs, Avg: 2,337 Hrs)5 Drives (16,235 Hrs, Avg: 3,247 Hrs)22 Drives (55,962 Hrs, Avg: 2,544 Hrs)

Here is a complete log of my hard-disk drives (HDD) and SSD drives which I maintain in Google drive. These I use for my home (or my family generic use) as well for my development and test devices as well a part of my home lab. I maintain a detailed log this way to monitor the failure rate of these storage devices. Since it is not just hard-disks which fail unexpectedly even SSDs are prone to fail. And in the case of mSATA and M.2 SSD drives since the board is exposed, it may fail sometimes due to mishandling (such as static) or due to any liquid spills. There are cases SSD may fail due to over-heating too due to various heat generating components at its vicinity.

The other reason I main this log is to also monitor the technological advancements in the storage technology. Its not about when Seagate or Western Digital (WD) or Samsung released their latest high-capacity harddrives or SSDs. Its all about when these new latest drives will become eventually affordable and get commonly used and as well to monitor when the older drive technologies (or capacities) will get obsolete. For example a 1TB 3.5'' internal desktop harddisk is obsolete. Where as one can still find 1TB internal 2.5'' laptop harddrive. But on the other hand a 1TB SSD drive is still quite expensive and the SSD market is not that mature yet to completely replace HDD.

As you can see, I maintain details of the drives which are still in use and are in working condition and the drives which are expired (or in other words failed). But it is important to make a note that the duration between the manufacture date (and purchase date) and expired date has nothing to do much in terms of accessing the drive's reliability. For example my WD Green 1TB WD10EARS 3.5'' drive I rarely used and it failed quite prematurely. It started producing weird disk-errors and S.M.A.R.T. errors and eventually failed to respond completely. I barely used this drive. Later I discovered this drive is quite prone to error and many users as well Backblaze already reported about it.

My first hard-disk I bought is a Seagate 10GB drive when I am studying at college. Ever since I got many hard-drives and these are missing in this log. I just got an idea to main this log quite recently and I started preparing this complete Google drive sheet and populated all my existing hard-drives and SSDs which I have it at my home (and my home lab).

In case if you are interested getting S.M.A.R.T. attributes of your HDD and or SSD drive, here is my video log of the same. You can capture these attributes both via Linux Disks GUI tool as well smartctl command line tool as discussed below:

And in case if you are having issues or some inconsistency (such as file corruption, excess read leatency, etc) you can monitor and detect a failing HDD or SSD in Linux as discussed in my video log below:

Suggested Topics:

Generic Home Lab Research

💎 TOFFEE-MOCHA new bootable ISO: Download
💎 TOFFEE Data-Center Big picture and Overview: Download PDF

Recommended Topics:

TOFFEE-Butterscotch Bandwidth saver software development - Update: 17-Nov-2016 ↗
Saturday' 13-Mar-2021
Here is my second software development update of TOFFEE-Butterscotch. In the previous update (28-Oct-2016) I discussed about the Alerts, etc. Whereas in my first TOFFEE-Butterscotch news update I have introduced about TOFFEE-Butterscotch research, project specifications, use-cases, etc.

TOFFEE-Mocha WAN Emulation software development - Update: 19-July-2016 ↗
Saturday' 13-Mar-2021
Today I refined the first page consolidated report graphs. TOFFEE-Mocha (unlike TOFFEE) is a WAN Emulator, so the graphs are supposed to highlight this purpose and should display the overall network activity. Unlike TOFFEE, the TOFFEE-Mocha report should contain in general what is received versus what is sent across the wire. In case if the packet drop feature is enabled, you should see few missing bytes and packets. Similarly in future I may support packet duplication feature, in that case you may see more packets/bytes sent versus the packets/bytes actually received.

TOFFEE-DataCenter as a VNF for NFV ↗
Saturday' 13-Mar-2021

Bulk Ping Tests - WAN Acceleration ↗
Saturday' 13-Mar-2021

A study on Deep Space Networks (DSN) ↗
Saturday' 13-Mar-2021
When you are dealing Deep Space Networks (DSN) one among the most challenging parts is the Interplanetary distances and communicating data across such vast distances. This is where we are not dealing with common Internet type traffic such as HTTP/FTP/VoIP/etc but it is completely different when it comes to DSN so far. So optimizing data in DSN becomes mandatory. For example if you think one of the Mars Rovers, they have used LZO lossless compression.

Amazon Prime video - Video Acceleration No more Buffering Problems - WAN Acceleration ↗
Saturday' 13-Mar-2021

Watch on Youtube - [963//1] 293 - iPerf Network Optimization - WAN Optimization Demo ↗

TOFFEE-Mocha WAN Emulation software development - Update: 15-July-2016 ↗
Saturday' 13-Mar-2021
Today I completed doing all the changes which are meant for the new upcoming TOFFEE-Mocha release. I have increased the resolution and the range of all factor variables. Instead 1 to 10 range now they have a range of 1 to 30. Unlike before the value 1 means it is lot more intense (or in some cases less intense) and the uppermost value 30 means lot less intense (or in some cases lot intense).

TOFFEE-DataCenter Download :: TOFFEE-DATACENTER-1.2.2-1-portable ↗
Saturday' 13-Mar-2021

TEST CASES :: TEST RESULTS :: TOFFEE-Mocha-1.0.32 asymmetric constant packet delay feature ↗
Saturday' 13-Mar-2021

My sample Wireshark packet capture files for research ↗
Saturday' 13-Mar-2021
I have a huge repository (or collection) of sample Wireshark packet capture files for reference. I use them extensively for research and development of TOFFEE as well to understand various protocol PDUs and protocol standards. I personally collected various test captures via Wireshark during my test and experimental research setup during the course of TOFFEE development. Say if you are a student and learning Networking and or say VoIP data and VoIP packets, you can analyse my VoIP sample Wireshark captures. Or in other case assume you are doing some quick research (or development) and want to refer few handful of VoIP packets then you can download and analyse my sample packet capture files.

Featured Educational Video:
Watch on Youtube - [422//1] 0x1d3 Who gets Laid off (or Fired) during a recession ? #TheLinuxChannel #KiranKankipati ↗

TOFFEE-DataCenter Live Demo with Clash of Clans game data - 30-Aug-2016 ↗
Saturday' 13-Mar-2021
Today I have done a test setup so that I can able to connect my Android Samsung Tab via TOFFEE DataCenter. Below is my complete test topology of my setup. For demo (and research/development) context I configured TOFFEE DataCenter in engineering debug mode. So that I do not need two devices for this purpose.

Multi-dimensional (Multi-universe) Internet Technology - A Proposal ↗
Saturday' 13-Mar-2021
Currently what we have is a single homogeneous (sort of) WWW Internet. Which we can consider as a single-dimensional network. What I propose is that we can create complete independent multiple Internets with each Internet having its own IP-address space, Domain namespace and an authority to manage Domain names. And these networks/Internets can be entirely IPv4 only based or IPv6 only based.

TOFFEE (and TOFFEE-DataCenter) deployment in Large Infrastructure and or ISP Networks ↗
Saturday' 13-Mar-2021
Large Infrastructure or ISP setup: In case if you are an ISP and interested in deploying a large customer WAN Optimized network or an add-on enhanced (WAN Optimized) network for select few customers, then you can deploy something as shown below. Although this case is not meant for hobby/DIY users. This is a feasible solution for high-end professional application and the same can be deployed.

Setting up a WAN Emulator within VirtualBox ↗
Saturday' 13-Mar-2021

Amazon Prime video - Video Acceleration No more Buffering Problems - WAN Acceleration ↗
Saturday' 13-Mar-2021

Research :: Optimization of network data (WAN Optimization) at various levels:
Network File level network data WAN Optimization

Learn Linux Systems Software and Kernel Programming:
Linux, Kernel, Networking and Systems-Software online classes

Hardware Compression and Decompression Accelerator Cards:
TOFFEE Architecture with Compression and Decompression Accelerator Card [CDN]

TOFFEE-DataCenter on a Dell Server - Intel Xeon E5645 CPU:
TOFFEE-DataCenter screenshots on a Dual CPU - Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5645 @ 2.40GHz - Dell Server