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Discussion in 'Storage & Backup' started by Madengineer, Oct 23, 2011.

  1. Kosti

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    has anyone had experience mixing 7200rpm HGSTs with WD Reds in the same array? Recipe for disaster?

    I got 6xHGST 4b NAS drives in a RAIDZ2 (i.e. raid6) but no cold spares on hand, been waiting for another deal to appear.
     
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    Ordered 2 myself on Saturday after waiting for a price drop, order has already shipped... Currently in New York with UPS.... Hopefully be here this week :)
     
  5. DrFrag

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    I expect you'd get a performance hit from mismatched drive speeds. Someone with more RAID expertise could give you more info. Maybe start a new thread?

    I'm pretty sure HGST drives are made in a separate factory to WD Reds even though WD own both. Helium drives suggest HGST are using different technology.
     
  6. Kosti

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    how much was shipping?
     
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    for 5 drives it will cost you US$90
     
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    I can vouch for B&H shipping. took my hdd's 59hrs from the order to get to my door. Bullshit fast!
     
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    Just landed 2 of these. Buyer beware from US you dont get an AU power adapter. Im using the drives internally so doesn't matter for me, warranty is void when removed from external case though. :Paranoid:
     
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    Arrived today :)
     
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    Any ideas why Toshiba drives aren't more popular? I mean the 4TB models are $189 and the 5TB models are $259, is there is a reason people aren't snapping these up more often?
     
  14. RyoSaeba

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    Those who are in the know will buy toshiba/hitachi. However for most other people, seagate/WD are more popular brand because they know it better.
     
  15. protecon

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    How about price?
    I need twelve to fill the NAS - $39 difference between the 4TB models = $468.
    At $150 landed for the Seagates, I can afford to have at least three fail and replace them, before it starts getting more economical to buy Toshiba/Hitatchi's.
     
  16. RyoSaeba

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    Absolutely without a doubt, that's a factor too.
     
  17. aokman

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    Yes but how much do you value your data at :lol:
     
  18. Menthu_Rae

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    Been running Hitachis/Toshibas since like... 2010 or something.

    Haven't looked back. I have 42 drives running at the moment with another 6 sitting in a drawer as hot spares. :thumbup:
     
  19. protecon

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    RAID6 means I need all three to fail at the same time before I start losing data.
     
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    Ah no.

    You need 3 to fail, if 1 drops the chance of another dropping during rebuild is increased, then if 2 are dropped you are at risk of data loss

    Raid isn't a backup
     

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