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    Seagate 8TB Compatibility

    Beware that they are 4k native drives rather that 512 or 512E drives.
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    ARECA Owner's Thread (SAS/SATA RAID Cards)

    You might be best recreating the array and restoring from a backup. Since the controller doesn't know about your file system, I can't see how it would know what parts of the array are in use vs not in use.
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    Seagate 8tb hdd

    I had 3/3 of the 3TB drives fail on me in rapid succession. Hoping the 8TB drive is better!
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    A few new drives... think they'd miss them? ;-)

    Yeah if my math is correct that is about 150mb/second. Can't expect much better than that! Even a RAID 1 rebuild would take that long.
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    A few new drives... think they'd miss them? ;-)

    I don't see why the file system would matter, RAID is below the file system. 14 hours is not horrible depending on if you are using the system live or not. However if the array was larger the rebuild would have to read more data. Not sure how much slower this makes things as it should be able...
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    A few new drives... think they'd miss them? ;-)

    Weird that you are getting such inconsistent performance with sequential copies. Let us know how the R6 goes.
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    RAID 6 using consumer/NAS drives?

    Yeah I'm trying to be backup-first before worrying about the raid. It's not like the raid will protect me from theft or other damage to the system (including from software). But I don't want to restore from a backup every 6 months if a drive fails as it can be a bit of a pain. Otherwise I...
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    RAID 6 using consumer/NAS drives?

    Over at Spiceworks it is the only thing that people seem to recommend for a large number of drives, since as you increase the number of drives you are not compromising safety.
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    RAID 6 using consumer/NAS drives?

    No I am talking about raid 1+0. As the number of drives increases, there are more chances that a drive will fail. However there are also more possibilities for the failure to be in a place where it does not take down the array. These probabilities cancel each other out. Anyway my original...
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    RAID 6 using consumer/NAS drives?

    With RAID 10, the odds of a disk failure taking out the array is the same as RAID 1. It does not increase as the # of disks increases. With RAID 6 this is not true and that should be considered as well. Not to mention how URE affects a RAID 6 rebuild. ZFS is not really an option for me...
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    RAID 6 using consumer/NAS drives?

    As I said above, I have three backups of my data.
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    RAID 6 using consumer/NAS drives?

    Seems like it is about the RAID size rather than the number of drives? During a rebuild, all data must be read in order to reconstruct the data. Whereas with RAID 10, only data from one drive needs to be read which is a big win.
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    RAID 6 using consumer/NAS drives?

    I make three copies to LTO-6 and store them offsite. But like others have said, I'm leaning RAID 10 for safety reasons. The data is video footage that is written one time and read many times. I'm also considering the new SMR drives.
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    RAID 6 using consumer/NAS drives?

    I'm thinking about a 12x6 TB RAID 6 resulting in 60 TB total using HGST NAS drives. However due to the higher URE rating on these drives compared to enterprise drives,I'm concerned about failure during rebuild. Has anybody tried such a configuration and done some rebuilds? Thanks!
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    6TB Hard Drive Round-Up

    We had a 40MB. Eventually Sierra games were taking up all of the space :)
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    Seagate Selling Affordable 8TB Hard Drives

    The drives came with their own Seagate power supplies.
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    Seagate Selling Affordable 8TB Hard Drives

    I bought 3 of their external 3TB drives and they all failed. Not sure I trust them either.
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    A few new drives... think they'd miss them? ;-)

    Sweet! Curious about the time to do a Raid 6 rebuild and if it succeeds or not.
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    A few new drives... think they'd miss them? ;-)

    Newegg DiscTech.com
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    A few new drives... think they'd miss them? ;-)

    These drives have dropped under $700 which is starting to get interesting. Any luck so far?
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    ARECA Owner's Thread (SAS/SATA RAID Cards)

    Not instilling a lot of confidence...
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    ARECA Owner's Thread (SAS/SATA RAID Cards)

    How is their tech support? I am trying to decide between Areca and Adaptec. I have contacted Areca with some questions and never received a response. Adaptec has been very good with responding, which is a big plus. The main thing I like about the 1883 is how the ports are laid out coming...
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    A few new drives... think they'd miss them? ;-)

    I'm curious as to why you chose these drives? With a 6 drive Raid6 you have: 32TB at ~$4800 You could also do: 10 x WD RE 4TB = $2800, faster rebuild times, higher performance reads 16 x WD Red Pro 4TB = $3680, faster rebuild times, higher performance, higher safety I am intrigued by the 8Tb...
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    A few new drives... think they'd miss them? ;-)

    How many drives are you going to put in your R6 array? If you could pull one out and do a full rebuild and time how long it takes, that would be appreciated!
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    HGST NAS 5/6TB on the way

    Newegg has them for $299 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822145973&nm_mc=KNC-GoogleAdwords-PC&cm_mmc=KNC-GoogleAdwords-PC-_-pla-_-All+Desktop+Hard+Drives-_-N82E16822145973&gclid=COPLmLLYzcECFRZqfgodmicAog
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    RAID 60 on SMC2108

    Do you need 96TB? It you can get away with 64TB, then RAID 10 would be much safer and higher performance.
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    HGST NAS 5/6TB on the way

    Newegg has them for $999. Ouch! Not a very good $/TB
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    Seagate Never Again

    I had 3/3 Seagate 3TB USB drives fail on me. Not a fan of those!
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    The [H]ard Forum Storage Showoff Thread - Post your 10TB+ systems

    I'm dreaming of the HGST He8 drives. Any sightings yet?
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    WD Announces 8TB, 10TB HelioSeal Drives

    The 10TB drive is for a different use case than the 8TB drive. These SMR drives are for cold storage. Not build for lots of random reads, from what I understand.
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    ARECA Owner's Thread (SAS/SATA RAID Cards)

    The 1883-ix-24 is available on ArecaDirect now. Trying to decide between this and the Adaptec Series 8 + Expander. Pro Areca -Expander is on the same card -More DRAM cache Pro Adaptec -Twice as many native ports -SSD cache available (although drives with enough endurance for this are out of...
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    AOC Q2770PQU

    No, I didn't think that worked for pixels that wouldn't turn on? This is a green pixel that won't come on, which makes it really obvious with white backgrounds and such. I can give a pixel fixer a try...
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    AOC Q2770PQU

    Got the display hooked up. It looks nice. I see the AG in my movies but it isn't horrible. However I have a dead pixel which is pretty annoying. Does anybody else have one? I'm thinking of asking for an exchange.
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    Seiki SE50UY04 3840x2160 50" TV ($1300)

    Yeah. I wish I had a handle on how bad the mouse cursor will be at 30hz under Windows. The closest I can try is 24hz with my projector and it is a bit painful. I know that turning off Aero helps some, but that is not practical for me since I edit video and don't want tearing.
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    Seiki SE50UY04 3840x2160 50" TV ($1300)

    Wow it's almost tempting just as a toy. Too bad this big toy is tough to replace!
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    AOC Q2770PQU

    Thanks, I have one showing up tomorrow!
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    AOC Q2770PQU

    Thanks! Your subjective opinion would be nice too :)
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    AOC Q2770PQU

    I'm used to a glossy screen. Unfortunately my Shimian just died and I'm temporarily using a Dell 2410 as a backup. The AG coating on this screen his horrible! How is it with the AOC? I can control my lighting so gloss wasn't a problem. However I'm having a tough time finding a good glossy...
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