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bpackard

What can I do with these drives?

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I was fortunate enough to pick up 20 WD2001FASS 2TB hard drives. My original intent was to use thes for NAS storage but I am having second thoughts.

Would these drives be good to use in a NAS storage device? If so, I will be storing VM backups on these.

What would you use these drives for?

Thanks.

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I'd buy a few $40 pci express cards, combined with the motherboards on board sata, and mdadm/linux or zfs/freebsd those dudes into whatever you want.

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Put them in a server and run some sort of SDS on top of it like Nexenta. Fun learning experience and gets you a cheap SAN.

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Just understand that as desktop drives, they don't have the TLER function and are really not the best bet for RAID storage. Is eBay not an option if you don't have a good use for them?

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