Five 3 TB WD Reds have been running for two years in one five-slot
RAID-6 NAS and are now running in an 8-slot RAID-6 NAS. I had enough
S.M.A.R.T. data to convince WD to RMA one of them. Now five 4 TB Reds
are running in the 5-slot NAS.
I've had two Thecus N5200 Pro NAS units. Originally four 1 TB Samsung
drives each in RAID-5. I had one replaced (I had bought a spare). I
expanded to the 5th slot with 1 TB Seagate drives and I've had to
replace one, I think. I finally took them out of service still with
everything OK S.M.A.R.T. data on all drives.
Anyway, those ran essentially 24/7 from June 2008 to December 2015. The
CPU fan in one unit has failed. These were loaded with almost all my
data and put on the shelf as a snapshot backup, probably never to be
used again. I'm retiring all my Netgear Ready NAS NV+ units (5). Though
I'll keep one or two ready. I do have one with four 2 TB Reds that's
fine. That could provide 6 TB of secondary backup for the stuff I shed
off the main NAS.
On 1/13/2016 8:55 PM, Tom Fine wrote:
> For what it's worth, I've been very impressed with reliability of the
> 2TB and 1.5TB drives I've bought. I have two Glyph 2TB in the studio,
> set up to mirror each other. 2+ years and still going strong, knock
> wood. The cheapo fan on the enclosure has gone bad on one of them, and
> Cortland NY-based Glyph sent me several spares. I have buss-powered USB3
> drives from WD and Seagate, all of which work great. And my networked
> RAID has a pair of 2TB WD Red drives in it, running 24-7 for almost 2
> years now, knock wood. I haven't tried any drives larger than 2TB so far.
> -- Tom Fine
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Lou Judson" <[log in to unmask]>
> To: <[log in to unmask]>
> Sent: Wednesday, January 13, 2016 8:19 PM
> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] SSD for your whole A/V library?
> Hah! That’ll save some storage costs… NOT!
> Makes me think about the ever increasing sizes of hard drives - the
> larger capacity they are, the smaller the actual disc real estate per
> byte. this is approaching the old spy movie microdot! :-) All the
> secrets of the free world, in a thing so small you cannot see it!
> Lou Judson
> Intuitive Audio
> On Jan 13, 2016, at 4:44 PM, Randy Lane <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> Most of us could start storing all of our music, video, and photos on a
>> single 2.5 in SSD this year. Assuming 13TB will be enough to
>> accomodate one
>> collector's files:
>> Heck, get an extra to have some safe redundancy.
Richard L. Hess email: [log in to unmask]
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