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Might look into this again then. Hopefully money sorts itself out. Assuming it does, I'll probably just stick with a good quality 8-port RAID 5/6 and call it done.
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post #32 of 35
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No, I've checked/scrubbed it before each time I expanded. I don't ever schedule any checks. Scrubbing just checks for pad parity, it doesn't reorganize anything.

This. Another thing to note is that those Samsung F4EGs I mentioned are no longer made; Seagate bought Samsung's drive business and now that particular drive has been "updated" - which means it no longer supports TLER or ERC. The number of good options for reliable 2TB "green" drives is shrinking rapidly...
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post #33 of 35
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Yeah, I knew that much alright. Wasn't aware that Seagate making them meant dropping RAID-helpful functionality though. Pity. I like them because they're the quietest drives I've ever used, and from what I've read, Hitachi's can't really keep up with them in that regard.
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I've never heard my Hitachis running. The only sound I ever heard from them was the heads parking and unparking.
 
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post #35 of 35
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Depends on your ears. I find 1000RPM fans too loud. I don't have any fans in my rig spinning above 500RPM at the moment. As-is, the hard drives are the loudest part.
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