What is the "better / best " method to multi-boot different OSes natively WITHOUT VirtualBox(es) ?

Polytropon freebsd at edvax.de
Wed Oct 28 13:01:36 UTC 2020

On Tue, 27 Oct 2020 23:57:05 +0000 (UTC), doug at safeport.com wrote:
> I would be interested in opinions on the best hard disks. I agree here you
> get what you pay for. I have two NAS appliances with Western Digital. On
> the older one two disks have gone bad in what seems to me not that long.

Again, depends. :-)

As the hard disk manufacturers meanwhile have bought each other,
there is little actual choice, despite many different brand names.
With WD, I've always had great results (live long, work good).
In the past, I also used Seagate and Toshiba. The last one, who
bought Hitachi, who bought IBM, was the one with the less
impressive results, especially for 2.5" laptop disks. Of course,
this is not a problem anymore, as I prefer to use SSDs there.
Hard disks still have their place in _mass_ storage systems.
Probably WD and Seagate are good to use.

Maybe the following statistics are interesting to you:




BackBlaze offers a lot of such data. Always see this in
relation to your own workload and use cases. You can also
see the statistics archives in order to see how things might
have changed for particular brands.

Magdeburg, Germany
Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0
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