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looking for 2x 1TB drives

Discussion in 'Storage Drives' started by MarkW7, 21 Oct 2009.

  1. MarkW7

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    Hey,

    I'm looking for 2x 1TB drives to go in my new NAS.

    SC101T

    Any ideas on what's best, they'll be in the NAS but the NAS will only be on twice a week for backups, they just need to be compatible.

    Will be raided for data protection, raid 1?
     
  2. AbsenceJam

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    The Samsung F2's, but spend a little more to get the 1.5TB ones.
     
  3. frustin

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    Agreed, pound for pound the 1.5TB are best value at the moment.
     
  4. Yamahahahahaha

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    1.5TB F2's are the best bang for buck atm. I think Samsung know they're rubbish xD
     
  5. MarkW7

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    Wait, they're rubbish - isn't there some F3's out. Are they better?
     
  6. AbsenceJam

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    No, they're not.

    The F3's are 7200rpm so higher performance which you don't need in a NAS.
     
  7. frustin

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    though 5900rpm drives resellability may not be as good as 7200rpm drives.
     
  8. MarkW7

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    I meant to add a '?' on, so the only difference is the speed?

    But Samsung's the best bet?
     
  9. frustin

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    i went for seagates for my nas. there wasnt any 1.5tb f3's when i bought.
     
  10. MarkW7

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    What model? I don't even know if my NAS can take 2x 1.5's.
     
  11. frustin

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    i bought 1 for my PC (which i syncronize to the NAS) and 3 for my 4-bay NAS. the one in the PC enables me to get fast access to docs and photos (for editing).
     
  12. clv101

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    Also be aware that while RAID will protect your data from a hard drive failure, there are still lots of other critical single points of failure. The NAS power supply or fan, the controller or software... these could leave the unit dead (even though the drives/data are sound) and recovering data will be a pain, or in the case of controller or software error, this could destroy the data even though the drives are mechanically sound.

    Given that you will have a copy on the drive in the PC and a copy on the NAS drive - RAID 1 in the NAS doesn't add much additional resilience.
     
  13. frustin

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    That's me that has the copy on the PC and I have RAID5 in the NAS. I was suggesting that that might be a good idea along with his RAID1.

    especially if it is syncronized using some app.