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    Inexpensive ZFS or BTRFS build

    More like having a hard time getting past taxes this year Lol. I just know that I should really be putting together 12-16tb usable space. Just cheaping out on 3 4tb drives right now, especially since I only even see the benefit once I eventually replace all the 2tb drives, which hopefully...
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    OK sounds good! Just need to decide on drives then. I'm leaving heavily towards just grabbing 3 Toshiba 2tb's even though I'd like to eventually replace all 7 with 4tb drives.
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    Inexpensive ZFS or BTRFS build

    I kind of just want to stick with one zpool long term. I really need about 8tb right now but obviously that will increase with time. And I want at least 2 parity disks across the entire pool, but would be fine with 3. So thinking that 7 drives in raidz3 makes sense. The smart thing to do...
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    Inexpensive ZFS or BTRFS build

    Ahhh just realized the FRYS deal is in-store pickup only. Unfortunately we don't have FRYS stores out here. Hmmm, I may actually just get the 2TB Toshiba's for $70 each then. Seems the per TB price on HD's is still higher on the 4TB's. I like the R4 case, though. I think I'll pick that up...
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    And great find on the hgst's!
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    Inexpensive ZFS or BTRFS build

    I don't see those **********'s available anymore. Best suggestion on a case to hold either 6+1ssd or 7+1ssd?
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    Inexpensive ZFS or BTRFS build

    Can anyone suggest a 4TB drive that will work well for my application? I am leaning towards adding 2 4TB drives, maybe 3 4TB drives if I go RAIDZ3, even though I will only be able to use 2TB until I eventually replace all the Samsung 2TB drives. I wouldn't do this any time soon, just as they...
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    OK thanks! I may need some step by step help on the update from you in a bit. Alright I guess the downside to the ASM1061 is mostly that I can't do staggered spin-up. If I picked up an LSI controller, I could do that. Oh I would definitely be keeping the Samsung drives until they die. Was...
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    Inexpensive ZFS or BTRFS build

    Hey guys, sorry to fall off the map like that! But had to take some time away to save up for taxes and put time into some other things. Anyway I'm back to wanting to finish this project so I can get my storage server up and running finally! At this point I see 2 options I need to decide...
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    I have no problem using the Toshiba instead, I just thought the Red might be good because it seems to be designed for servers and NAS's. I'm not familiar yet with SMART so I'll have to look into it. I assume my Spinpoint's are not SMART? Or once I apply that patch everything is OK and SMART...
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    Inexpensive ZFS or BTRFS build

    OK, so here's what I'm thinking. I'll order 2 more 2TB drives so I have 6. The Spinpoint F4 ecogreen doesn't seem to be a good drive. Can I mix in 2 of these http://www.amazon.com/Red-Desktop-Hard-Disk-Drive/dp/B008JJLZ7G with my 4 Samsung drives? Is there a similarly inexpensive 3 SATA port...
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    Inexpensive ZFS or BTRFS build

    Hmmm, just noticed the articles on the Samsung Spinpoint F4's. I see a DOS patch, but I have them installed in a BSD system now. They were purchased on 12/26/2010 for $80 each, and haven't been used once. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152245 Busy at the moment so...
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    Inexpensive ZFS or BTRFS build

    OK, for sure then I need to keep my drives equal within each vdev. Do you feel there is an optimal # of drives in a vdev? Or an optimal way to configure a vdev? I'd consider simply adding a couple more 2TB drives in that case, of comparable specs/speed to the ones I already have. I want to...
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    Inexpensive ZFS or BTRFS build

    Next question, briefly. I'd really like to start with just 1 vdev in my zpool if possible, and I'd like a minimum of 2 parity disks. If I stick with just my 4 2TB drives, what's the reason why I wouldn't just make a raidz2 with 4TB useable space and 2 parity drives? Second, can I have...
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    Got it fixed. Thanks again for your help! One question I had is regarding the fsck results. Was there any actual damage done? Or are those types of errors fully correctable? I guess what I'm asking is if there's any reason I should start over from scratch either with the BSD installation or...
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