[SATLUG] NAS HD recommendation
bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Tue May 21 22:00:49 CDT 2013
Alex Bartonek wrote:
> I'm looking at finally putting together my home NAS. Its a 1U rack
> mount, 6 SATA ports, 1 will have a 2.5" 320gb boot drive, then 4
> slots for 3TB xxxx brand hard drives.
> I was thinking the "WD Red NAS" drives. I'm going to leave it
> running 24/7 so I didnt want to run regular SATA drives since I at
> least want some sort of durable drive and it will be in a RAID config
> running CentOS.
> Any other drive recommendation?
On my main system that I've had since 2005, I have a Maxtor 6Y080M (80G)
and a Seagate ST3250310AS (250G). I almost never turn off the system
and there is no hint of any problems with smartd.
I think spending extra for 'industrial' drives is not a particularly
good expense. That's what you have backups/RAID.
I can't recall when I last had a HD failure, but I think it's been over
Other dives I have:
WDC WD3200AAKS-75L9A0 (320G)
Seagate ST3750330AS (750G) (two drives)
INTEL SSDSA2CT040G3 (40G)
Seagate ST3250820AS (250G)
I believe the key is to keep the disks cool.
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