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Dear friends..

I have to replace one drive ST3000DM001 , so I'm thinking about to get one ST3000VN000 (5900 RPM) or one ST3000VX000. I don't have to buy more ST3000DM001 since I have had issues with those drives.

One more question:

What can of problem could have if I mix hard drives with different RPM (5900 and 7200) under a RAID-5? (I have a DS413j)

TWO -> - 7200 RPM = Seagate Barracuda 3 TB HDD SATA 6 Gb/s NCQ 64MB Cache 7200 RPM 3.5-Inch Internal Bare Drive ST3000DM001

ONE -> - 5900 RPM = Seagate NAS HDD 3TB SATA 6GB NCQ 64 MB Cache Bare Drive ST3000VN000

Thanks for your posts.

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This will work but it's not optimal or encouraged. The Synology will technically handle it just fine though.

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Thanks for the both answers!

Now...

One more question. What about the "Seagate SV35 3TB 7200RPM SATA 6-Gb/s NCQ 64MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal Bare Drive for Video Surveillance ST3000VX000"? It would be better than the NAS models? It is 7,200 RPM.

Thanks!

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Yes it's better from an RPM standpoint but you're generally best off keeping the drives the same if possible for optimal performance. Now, being a NAS you may not care about performance as much and may prefer the power savings of the NAS drives. I wonder though if you should get two NAS drives and make one RAID1 volume and make another with the two 7K drives you have already? Just a thought.

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That's is a good idea...

But I don't want to lose more space. With two RAID-1, I will lose the capacity of two drives. With one RAID-5, I will lose only one drive. I just need to replace a ST3000DM001 disk on my RAID-5.
I use my NAS for media, backup and other personal things. My video collection is more than 4TB.
By the way, Synology device makes an excellent job to handle media.

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Yeah, there are a lot of ways you could go about this and true, the Synology is flexible enough to do it any way you want really.

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Original poster, fill me in on your issues, or pm me. I have a lot of these dudes spinning and very full. (26+Tb)

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About my experience with (3TB) ST3000DM001 disks, these ones had the firmware CC43. :angry:


I tried to recovery the disk with Seagate's tools, but I couldn't complete any of tests. The SMART features didn't work. One interesting thing was that the disks under Mac or Windows show a capacity of 4.14TB! (when it should be 3TB!)


According to Seagate support team, the firmware couldn't be updated, and the only solution was return the disks.

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Mine chirp, click, tick, Whistle....

No errors. Nothing logged, kernel or smart, mdadm is happy on syncs..

Factory firmware. $30 pci express specials for 4 port cards.

I bought 4 more, added to array, reshaped to raid6, took about 10 days. Finally issued a resize2fs ( all online, mounted, samba/nfs, ext4) and I was ready to rip.

/me shrugs.

No backups either. I love it.

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