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I could do that, but doesn't ZFS perform constant data integrity checking? Sorry, forgot to mention which file system I would be using.
ZFS is very cool. biggrin.gif It can repair or work around a lot of errors that are catastrophic to other filesystems. But even so, I prefer RAID-5 to RAID-0; you never know when a drive will start to go bad...
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At any rate, I'll probably end up going with either the WD Reds or RE4s. Thanks for the suggestions!
The Reds are 5400RPM, but should be fine for backup duty. RE4's are a bit faster and have longer warranty. I'd go with whatever is most affordable. thumb.gif (Probably Reds.)
     
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post #12 of 23
2TB/3TB WD Red's. I bought 8 of them for a RAID 50 array at work, running beautifully and 100% silent.
post #13 of 23
I opted for (2) Caviar Reds in a RAID-1 setup for a Synology DS212J.

Mainly because it will be a direct duplicate of each other, I just really hope they don't both fail at the same time.. rolleyes.gif
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100% silent.

I find that statement impossible.
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I find that statement impossible.

Of course they aren't 100% silent. I meant my ears couldn't pick up the noise at all over the sound of the fan already in the NAS.
post #16 of 23
I would suggest wd red (saw somw good reviews) or wd caviar black,one of the best hdds I had.
post #17 of 23
RE4's are basically heavy duty Caviar Blacks. Among other things, their firmware is 'tuned' for higher queue depths and their spindle motor is built to withstand more vibration (from being installed with other HDDs).

But you really don't need them, just get some Greens (with either TLER or a custom timeout on your RAID controller) or Reds and run them in RAID5.
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RE4's are basically heavy duty Caviar Blacks. Among other things, their firmware is 'tuned' for higher queue depths and their spindle motor is built to withstand more vibration (from being installed with other HDDs).

But you really don't need them, just get some Greens (with either TLER or a custom timeout on your RAID controller) or Reds and run them in RAID5.

Wow, Reds are expensive...and out of stock almost everywhere. Would I be shooting myself in the foot going with the greens? They are much cheaper and I'm really not worried about the vibration. I'm pretty sure I have adequate padding around the drives for it not to be a problem.

Also, do I need to worry about head parking with the greens or reds? I have them configured to run an rsync once a day using FreeNAS. I'm not sure if the drives are queried or whatever even when I'm not accessing them. I found a couple articles with instructions to adjust the head parking timeout for the greens, I'm assuming those are still viable?
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Wow, Reds are expensive...and out of stock almost everywhere. Would I be shooting myself in the foot going with the greens? They are much cheaper and I'm really not worried about the vibration. I'm pretty sure I have adequate padding around the drives for it not to be a problem.
Also, do I need to worry about head parking with the greens or reds? I have them configured to run an rsync once a day using FreeNAS. I'm not sure if the drives are queried or whatever even when I'm not accessing them. I found a couple articles with instructions to adjust the head parking timeout for the greens, I'm assuming those are still viable?

Nah Greens are fine, I've been running 8 of them in RAID6 for the past 3-4 years with no trouble.

The head parking is one issue, but being that these are backup drives I don't think you'll have a problem. The other issue is TLER, but as long as you can set a longer timeout on your RAID controller you won't even need to mess with the drives.
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Just go with Greens in RAID-5, if the data is especially important then go RAID-6 and you can't go wrong thumb.gif
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