I have a question if I please may?
poofyhairguy Wrote:3. Western Digital Green HDs - NOT for RAID or ZFS, but great for Unraid as they are fast enough and they are the coolest drives
I've been planning out an UnRaid NAS for a while now, to replace my AIO Ubuntu Server with SMB shares. I'm now trying to work out the drives I'm going to use. I have a fair collections of 500GB drives at home that I'll be selling and thinking about getting 3 2TB drives (for now) for the system. One of these 3 will be the parity drive, and based on your advice I'm going to be going WD Green.
This is my first UnRaid build, and I understand the parity drive is the bottleneck on the system so I'll be using one of my old 500GB drives as a cache drive. Would you recommend making one of my WD Greens (the one that will be the parity) 7200 instead of 5400 to speed up the parity writes?
I know this is not technically XBMC HW-related, but I defer to your superior understanding, and outspoken views on the hardware you have extensively tested that has and hasn't met the high grade you've set for it.
Thanks for your help.