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Hello,

I need to buy a new hard drive for my old system. Any recommendations on which HD i should buy for this system?

 

thanks.

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What do you have in there now?

 

Depending on what you have....I would go with the WD 2TB reds presuming you are still on V1

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I currently have two Samsung HD154UI, one of which has failed. The system disk is a Seagate  ST31000528AS. All of these are internal, and i'd like to keep the disks all internal if possible. I'm still on V1.

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2 TB Reds as these are specifically designed for NAS units.  However, can you get another of the Samsung drives?  I've never had an issue with the three or four that I have.

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Hello,

I need to buy a new hard drive for my old system. Any recommendations on which HD i should buy for this system?

thanks.

 

Hi Zgadgeter!

 

My understanding is that all drives manufactured during/after 2011 are advanced format drives.  See: http://web.archive.org/web/20110519054645/http://www.seagate.com/ww/v/index.jsp?locale=en-US&name=advanced-format-migration-to-4k-tpc&vgnextoid=746f43fce2489210VgnVCM1000001a48090aRCRD

 

When I rebuilt my EX-487 I populated it with WD20EARX’s – when used as Data drives it’s just a matter of installing a jumper on the drive before adding it to WHS-V1’s pool.  See:

http://homeservershow.com/forums/index.php?/topic/3184-flashing-blue-health-light-drive-lights-are-all-out-on-ex487/?p=32860

Thinking more about this project I think I have several take-aways………

 

If you’re adding any drive that is strictly a “data” drive in the pool (i.e. only 1 partition) then jumpering pins 7&8 is the fastest and only way to go.

 

If you’re using an AF drive for the OS drive – that drive has 2 partitions (C and D) so jumpering pins 7&8 will not work --- you need to use the Acronis Alignment Tool from WD – the only problem I found with that was when I tried using the Alignment Tool after filling up the D partition with some data (a client backup) the Alignment Tool failed. You need to use the Alignment Tool on the OS drive after you’ve done a WHS Factory Reset when basically all that’s on there is the new OS and the two partitions. Then the Alignment Tool works for me.

 

I’ve been keeping an eye on this machine and so far everything has been running very smooth (knock on wood)

 

For Reference -- See my whole process using the WD20EARX as the System Drive and DATA Drives:

http://homeservershow.com/forums/index.php?/topic/3184-flashing-blue-health-light-drive-lights-are-all-out-on-ex487/?p=32332

http://homeservershow.com/forums/index.php?/topic/3184-flashing-blue-health-light-drive-lights-are-all-out-on-ex487/?p=32582

http://homeservershow.com/forums/index.php?/topic/3184-flashing-blue-health-light-drive-lights-are-all-out-on-ex487/?p=32585

http://homeservershow.com/forums/index.php?/topic/3184-flashing-blue-health-light-drive-lights-are-all-out-on-ex487/?p=32886

http://homeservershow.com/forums/index.php?/topic/3184-flashing-blue-health-light-drive-lights-are-all-out-on-ex487/?p=32888

 

The WD20EARX has worked very well in my EX-487 for the last 2 years 24/7.  I have no experience with installing other modern Advanced Format drives in WHS-V1 -- so maybe other’s can offer insight on that process and what has worked for them in WHS-V1 on a MediaSmart.

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When I rebuilt my EX-487 I populated it with WD20EARX’s – when used as Data drives it’s just a matter of installing a jumper on the drive before adding it to WHS-V1’s pool.  See:

 

 

 

 

HI and thanks for this. My system is running now ok, once the defect drive has been removed. But i need to get another drive. So, all i need to do is get one of the WD drives, jump 7 &8, and then slide it into the system? Nothing further?

thanks

 

 

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HI and thanks for this. My system is running now ok, once the defect drive has been removed. But i need to get another drive. So, all i need to do is get one of the WD drives, jump 7 &8, and then slide it into the system? Nothing further?

thanks

 

 

EDIT: Moved comment out of previous quote section. MOD

 

 

My experience is with the Western Digital Green WD20EARX and that worked, as I wrote earlier, without any issue as a DATA drive if you jumpered pins 7&8 before adding it to the pool.  I know that (the WD20EARX) works, and continues to work.  I haven't researched any other drives regarding how to use the Advanced Format Drives in the MediaSmart WHS-V1 so you're on your own with other drives.  Maybe someone will step up who has used other Advanced Format Drives in the MediaSmart WHS-V1 with other options.

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Hi, 

I just thought about another HD that i have just sitting around, not being used. It's Laptop drive, 1.5GB, that i could use.

But now i do not know whether i can use this drive in WHS V1?

The drive is a Seagate ST1500LM003

 

Can anyone help me find out if/how i would have to set pins on this drive, in order to use it for my WHS V1?

thanks in advance for any help.

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