unRAID server what HD's you use?

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Question  unRAID server what HD's you use?
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I missed out the deal on the SAMSUNG EcoGreen F4 HD204UI 2TB when they where $99....

Wondering what you guys use with out troubles?

Huh
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anything I can get my grubby hands on. Ha!
I've been ripping open old external drives trying to find HDs
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Just looked around more and they are all $120.00

Just bought 1 SAMSUNG EcoGreen F4 HD204UI 2TB give it a shot!

Was a little concerned on it because of this thread!
http://lime-technology.com/forum/index.php?topic=9339.0

But it seems they did really fix the issue.
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(2012-05-30 07:26)Beer40oz Wrote:  I missed out the deal on the SAMSUNG EcoGreen F4 HD204UI 2TB when they where $99....

Wondering what you guys use with out troubles?

Huh

Anything with a good warranty

check this out: http://lime-technology.com/forum/index.p...ic=20472.0

2TB Seagate $99 - 5 yr warranty at bestbuy
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(2012-05-30 19:56)aptalca Wrote:  
(2012-05-30 07:26)Beer40oz Wrote:  I missed out the deal on the SAMSUNG EcoGreen F4 HD204UI 2TB when they where $99....

Wondering what you guys use with out troubles?

Huh

Anything with a good warranty

check this out: http://lime-technology.com/forum/index.p...ic=20472.0

2TB Seagate $99 - 5 yr warranty at bestbuy

Yes I saw that but its a 7200 RPM drive.... if you take a look. And I heard seagate's 5900 RPM drives require a little more juice and something else.
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I have a mix of wd greens and hitachi, haven't had any issues so far.
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I had a mix of WD and Seagate. Over the years, I had more problems with the Seagates and have since swapped them out for WD's (greens). I've been very happy.

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I use 6 x Seagate Barracuda Green 2TB (ST2000DL003) in my server which runs 24/7. I bought them for $70 back in September before the great hard drive crisis. I use freenas though and I can imagine ZFS is a little more demanding then anything else.

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I have a mix.
2TB Seagate ST2000DL003
2TB Seagate ST3200542AS
2TB WD Green WD20EARS
2TB Hitachi 5k3000

The hitachi runs the coolest.

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2TB Hitachi 5k3000 5900 RPM are the best!!!! but so expensive this days!!!
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I won't use Samsung drives or older WD drives (EADS), but I like most of the rest. My official list is in my stickied thread at the top of this forum.

And before anyone asks what my qualification is, let me post a screenshot of my one-of-a-kind mediaserver with 12 different 1.5tb and 2tb hard drive models:

[Image: screenshot20120531at531.png]


I collect hard drives like some people collect stamps.

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(2012-05-30 20:04)Beer40oz Wrote:  
(2012-05-30 19:56)aptalca Wrote:  
(2012-05-30 07:26)Beer40oz Wrote:  I missed out the deal on the SAMSUNG EcoGreen F4 HD204UI 2TB when they where $99....

Wondering what you guys use with out troubles?

Huh

Anything with a good warranty

check this out: http://lime-technology.com/forum/index.p...ic=20472.0

2TB Seagate $99 - 5 yr warranty at bestbuy

Yes I saw that but its a 7200 RPM drive.... if you take a look. And I heard seagate's 5900 RPM drives require a little more juice and something else.

Is there a preferred RPM? What's the difference?
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5,400 .... 5,900 if preferred for low state power consumption...



Poofy .... I understand why not use the older EADS.... I have one and it does get a little hotter about 4C more....

I bought the SAMSUNG EcoGreen F4 HD204UI and everything seems doing well.....

Actually the temps are colder on it about 4-6C from my Hitachi and EARS.... witch is a plus....

One thing I noticed on it is that it is a little LOUDER at wake up about 2 seconds....

The other ones I have they are quiet at wake up.....

No big deal.... but say you have tons of this F4's in your rig and are close to the server you are going to hear them pretty loud if they all spin up at the same time.


Ummm now I am debating for the noise wize if I should of gotten the WD WD20EARX even they have bad reviews.... I guess ill just keep the F4 and give it a shot... being too picky.
(This post was last modified: 2012-06-06 18:06 by Beer40oz.)
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The EARX is my newest one so I can't completely judge it yet but so far so good. My main problem with Samsungs is I think they underreport temps.

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(2012-06-06 19:05)poofyhairguy Wrote:  The EARX is my newest one so I can't completely judge it yet but so far so good. My main problem with Samsungs is I think they underreport temps.

Alright!

on the EARX did you do the wdidle3 to it?
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