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Ouch.

 

I'm not even close to ful on my 9TB RAID-5.

 

That said, I just got (for the low, low, price of free) a Thecus N4200 Pro NAS.  Great hardware, with unfortunately lousy software, but it looks nice.  I'm thinking of moving the four 3TB drives from my server in to it for a RAID-5, and putting four 4TB Red Pro drives in the server, or even 3TB Red Pro due to increased performance and warranty, and using the NAS for backup, a job it will perform fine at.

 

It ain't a Synology or QNAP, but don't look a gift NAS in the mouth.

 

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Yes, well I'm sticking to the Seagate Archive v2 8TB now. The WD will be RMA'ed, along with two 5TB Reds that are acting oddly.

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Nope, definitely the drive.

Well, it definitely sounds like one of the fans that I tossed earlier this month. :P

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8TB on it's way to WD, along with two 5TB Reds.  After 6 years of totally reliable drives from WD, two die within days of each other, and one is DOA.  Humph.

 

Let's see what WD send as replacements...

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I have been running 4 of the WD80EZZX's in my Gen8 for about 6 weeks very nice drives

run cool are quiet and are alot faster than the WD 6TB Platform upto 67TB in the Gen8 now..

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As for mini-ITX: Norco ITX-S4 or S8, or SilverStone DS380B (is it horrible that these show up in my auto-complete search list.....)

 

And from there, the ASRock RACK E3C226D2I motherboard (it's a LGA 1150 socket board with 6x SATA III ports, USB3 and 2x GbE).  I have one, and a Core i3-4130T. Idle, it runs at about 45W, or up to 90W with the CPU and drives were under heavy load. 

 

 

I've just taken delivery of a Ablecom CS-M50 case ( http://www.ablecom.co.uk/Products/chassis/CS-M50/), a AsRockRack E3C236D2I, E3-1220 V5 and 32gb DDR4 for my new build.

Running memtest right now, but I'll document the build if anyone is interested?

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RAID 10, or alternate solutions. 

 

But yeah. 

 

 

That said, it looks like some of the new 8TB WD MyBooks are going to be using the He8 drives, as well.  

 

It's a good year for data hoarders. 

 

Good year for capacity.  I'm still waiting for the price to drop (or a sale) on exactly what I want.

 

I'd like four 4TB drives in a RAID-10 on my server, then move my four WD Red 3TB drives to my NAS in RAID-5.  Right now, that's about $500 or a bit more.  But I can afford to wait.

 

I always like having the newest drives in my server.

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