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Everyone I talk to says that the hitachi drives work very well and the one guy I was talking to has a 40 something drive array with the hitachi drives at it works great.
I've got to disagree. I was talking to a friend about deathstars (desktars) after having problems with my own -- he set up about 60 enterprise systems with multiple deathstars and within a month those systems had a 50% HDD failure rate.

I did my own research and found much of the same from owners with under a year ownership level.

HDD quality has been in the pits across the board the last few years. WD RE4's are the best, but quite expensive. My next four 2TB drives are going to Samsung Ecogreens; they seem much better than the Hitachi's in terms of reliability. Large drives like these are unreliable by nature though, unfortunately.
The headache of finding the one faulty HDD if one raid volume failed, matched with the likelihood of it happening wouldn't be worth the trouble to me.. but maybe it is to you. If that's the case, I'd recommend the Samsung Ecogreens without hesitation.
I'm just saying. Plan and expect to have issues.
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Last me about 5 + years.

Ended up burning a TB in 3 months.
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I am building a media server and it will have 32 2Tb drives in it in raid 6 with one hot swap. I know it wont be a full 58Tb but I didn't want to do the math =] So anyways How long do you think this kind of set up would last you? I am hoping it will last 10 years until I need to build a new one =]
In 5 years you'll be looking at how much smaller and more efficient it could be with less chance of drive failure by using less drives. Good luck keeping 32 hard drives for 10 years
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Depends. high quality movies and audio can take up like 30gb a pop.
That's still 1733 movies..
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What the heck uses up all that space?
Movies, games etc I hate deleting if I could never delete anything I would be happy.
+ if I had the much space 50% would be redundancy.
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look at computer history. You will be filling those drives eventually, especially if you intend on having a large Blu-ray rip library or have a lot of downloaded TV, etc.

If I had FiOs 150/35 connection, I could have that filled w/in a year or 2 easily.
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Not long, as I would rent it out to the universe as storage space.
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Hmmm... A month.
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i am using 2 tb of space just for my reggae music. other 1.5 tb for movies in divx and 500 gb of mixed music. id love to have liek 10 Tb of space.
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I could see myself filling 5-10 Terabytes, but I cant see myself getting much further than that

I have literally no space with 1250gb I really need another terabyte or two D:
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