xavis

5k4000 in RAID 5?

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Hi all,

I was wondering if anyone had any experience with Hitachi's 5K4000 (HDS5C4040ALE630) drives in RAID 5.

I am thinking about purchasing a QNAP NAS server for which I would like to use low-noise, power-saving, and high-volume drives, for which the 5K400s should be perfect. However, they are not on the QNAP's compatibility list, so I wanted to hear if anyone had experience with these drives in a RAID system before I go out and buy them.

Thank you,

xavis

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Backblaze loves 'em. Of consumer disks they say they've had the best luck with Hitachi Deskstar's by far.

However if you need guaranteed compatibility I would run something on the compatibility list...

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Thank you very much for your reply. I've had feedback from HGST and they say that they should work in QNAP's systems. However, I am having trouble receiving any answer from QNAP. I asked if they thought there would be any problems with what I have proposed here, but the guy keeps telling me he "will check internal" and then I never hear from him again.

Anyways, thank you for your reply. I may try and buy a couple and see. Anyway, I will be able to use them as external disks..

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I am up to 2 of these in my readynas ultra 6 (6 drives in xraid dual redundant config). These two are paired with 4 seagate 7200RPM 3TB drives. I'm adding one drive, letting the NAS resync to it and run for about a week, then adding the next. Pretty soon I'll get to realize added space.

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