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Old 09-01-21, 07:22 PM
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One of my 4TB NAS drives died a few months back, waiting for a sale to replace it but gave in and bought one. I haven't even received the new one yet and just now another drive died.

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One of my 4TB NAS drives died a few months back, waiting for a sale to replace it but gave in and bought one. I haven't even received the new one yet and just now another drive died.
What kind of deal are you waiting for? Amazon has 6tb WD Reds for $135.

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... my knees feel sore. (I assumed it was a thread where we're supposed to detail our experience when it rains)
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What kind of deal are you waiting for? Amazon has 6tb WD Reds for $135.
Well, I just bought an 8TB drive so that's on it's way. I want to see if/what I can recover on the failed drives before I buy another.

Both drives were 7yr old so it's not surprising they failed. They also were Seagates. WD from now on.

Oh, and yes, it's pouring outside right now.
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Well, I just bought an 8TB drive so that's on it's way. I want to see if/what I can recover on the failed drives before I buy another.

Both drives were 7yr old so it's not surprising they failed. They also were Seagates. WD from now on.

Oh, and yes, it's pouring outside right now.
What is your NAS configuration? I'd be interested to know how it goes..
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Brought a 4TB WD last week for $65.
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What is your NAS configuration? I'd be interested to know how it goes..
It's a mish-mash setup. I came into a JBOD Mediasonic 8-Drive bay for cheap so I basically just slap my own rips on there- I use a Libreelec build on an old HTPC to serve it up in SMB. All the drives are formatted ext4. Yes, I realize there's no redundancy but I don't really care because everything I have is recoverable (albeit time-intensive). I will say this- Libreelec (an older build) is fantastic at maxing out my gigabit network. Eventually I will upgrade to a true NAS, and get rid of this workaround, but it suits my purposes fine for the moment.

Also the Mediasonic Bay is rock solid but only if I use it with a port-multiplier SATA card (to read all the drives). USB 3.0 drops left and right.

The two drives that died were 7yr old Seagate Video drives (good drives for the time). The Mediasonic doesn't like certain SMART errors, I'm going to have to put them in my PC to see what's up.

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