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- eskro - 2011-09-13 04:43
Beer40oz Wrote:Lexar JumpDrive FireFly 4GB
Same as the limetech guys!!!!
- Beer40oz - 2011-09-13 05:10
Another interesting question I have.
Say you have your unRAID build going..... your parity and everything is set up.... now you go buy this hard drive http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822145475
now what if it's bigger then your parity drive? then what? can you still use it?
- EndiSky - 2011-09-13 08:29
Do any of you actually use a cache drive? I don't can't really find a reason to justify installing one.
- eskro - 2011-09-13 08:32
cache drive? nope, dont waste a slot for that
- smiffy1989 - 2011-09-13 11:37
Your drive that appears smaller could have HPA on it. Has it been used with a GigaByte mobo?
- T800 - 2011-09-13 11:58
Beer40oz Wrote:Another interesting question I have.
You need to do a parity swap. Replace parity with the new drive then the old parity can become a data drive:
- Beer40oz - 2011-09-13 13:45
smiffy1989 Wrote:Your drive that appears smaller could have HPA on it. Has it been used with a GigaByte mobo?
Nope no HPA on any of them... they have been checked. Good point that you point that you brought that up since yes two of them where hooked up to a gigabyte mobo before.... but I found out that "Backup BIOS Image to HDD: DISABLED" in the bios and also there is a program that can tell you if you have HPA on them. Here is that program.
- Beer40oz - 2011-09-13 14:02
T800 Wrote:You need to do a parity swap. Replace parity with the new drive then the old parity can become a data drive:
Oh ok.... so your parity drive always has to be bigger then any other hard drive or match it correct? Even if it's just by 100 Bytes....
- wsume99 - 2011-09-13 14:26
Beer40oz Wrote:Any other HD's that are good besides caviar green? I don't mind trying something new.Try Hitachi 5k3000 drives. I have two of them in my server waiting to be filled. They have been getting very good reviews over on the unraid forums.
- wsume99 - 2011-09-13 14:29
Beer40oz Wrote:Oh ok.... so your parity drive always has to be bigger then any other hard drive or match it correct? Even if it's just by 100 Bytes....Yes. That is the first commandment of unraid ... Thou parity drive shalt not be smaller than thou data drive.