Reliable drive for bulk data storage?
Posted 13 June 2013 - 04:50 PM
My idea is that rather than lose $150 and who knows how many hours and chunks of my sanity dealing with RAID that I can just fill a drive, make a copy and then put that copy in storage. Its a little pricier on the face of it but the lack of hassle with RAID should make it worth it I think. I often pull my HD's out and use them in HD docks and with media players for TV.
What drives would you buy for your computer's use? WD Red's? Blacks? Another manufacturer entirely?
What does the reliability survey say about the current crop of 2-4TB offerings? Reliability is very important to me but cost/GB shouldn't be thrown out the window entirely if it can be avoided.
Posted 27 June 2013 - 01:55 AM
Posted 27 June 2013 - 02:14 AM
It didn't use to be that way.
They're all about the same, if you need reliability, simply have multiple backups, not just a single one.
Posted 27 June 2013 - 11:22 AM
Posted 28 June 2013 - 09:12 AM
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Posted 28 June 2013 - 11:05 AM
I finally started buying Seagates....they are the ones who got the Samsung tech, after all. I prefer < 7200RPM for data archival, but those are sometimes hard to find without taking apart external drives.
Every drive *always* has a duplicate mirror.
In my pile of dead drives, the only ones 1TB or over are WD greens. I don't trust those *at all*. However all of my Samsungs in my NAS are still spinning happily, 24/7, and have been for over three solid years...
Production: Vishera 8350/32gb RAM/Dual SSD/VelociRaptor/Radeon 7750
Gaming: Vishera 6350/16gb RAM/SSD/VelociRaptor/2x Radeon 7950 Crossfired
Retro: K6-2 550/256mb RAM/160gb HDD/CompactFlash/3DFX/ATI AIW Pro/SB16/DB50XG
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