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#1 +chconline

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Posted 07 May 2014 - 22:50

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A perfect fit to go with my TS-470. 16TB of space :o




#2 ironsight2000

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Posted 07 May 2014 - 22:54

Dont run Raid 0 just asking for trouble



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Posted 07 May 2014 - 22:54

Nice!

 

I have too many 1TB drives and have strongly considered consolidation.



#4 Andre S.

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Posted 07 May 2014 - 22:54

Nice. Most silent drive I've ever had.



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Posted 07 May 2014 - 22:55

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I would love some of those. Though when I buy one I buy 2. One to backup the first.



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Posted 07 May 2014 - 23:00

Man such a shame, should be going into a Synology...



#7 Wyn6

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Posted 07 May 2014 - 23:04

Nice!

 

I have too many 1TB drives and have strongly considered consolidation.

Yes, I had 4 1TB drives and a 256GB SSD. I just consolidated and now I have one 3TB, one 1TB drive, and a 256GB . Five drives to three. Further consolidation will be in the works soon.



#8 thatguyandrew1992

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Posted 07 May 2014 - 23:11

Would a red drive be good for the following uses?

Storing files, videos (lots of videos), pictures etc

Watching videos almost 24/7 from that drive - The computer is on 24/7 and I constantly play videos when on it

Possibly streaming videos from that drive over a local network

The drive(s) would be in a standard desktop PC

How are they compared to the Green drive?

 

Will the red drives last a long time?

 

Sorry to thread jack!



#9 McKay

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Posted 07 May 2014 - 23:11

Nice. Most silent drive I've ever had.

 

Mine is horrible, spins up to 100% for 2-3 seconds everytime I close a tab on Chrome 



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Posted 07 May 2014 - 23:21

I'd love to put 5 of those into my Drobo5n, but buying 5 at once is a huge bite out of the wallet.



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Posted 07 May 2014 - 23:23

*snip*

 

 

A perfect fit to go with my TS-470. 16TB of space :o

 

HOW MUCH. Been looking into picking these up when they are affordable. I see $180-184 is the cheapest. I got some quotes for business through work and Got a quote of $162. I was expecting better because we order 60-100 hard drives a month and thats the lowest any of the companies contacted could go. They all said we were getting them at cost. But I was able to pick up some normal consumer 4Ts for 130-140. Ordered 60.

 

I just want 5 of these. 1 to backup the 4 in case one fails. I see you dont have a spare? Are you just going to hold out for warranty when one fails?



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Posted 07 May 2014 - 23:42

Would a red drive be good for the following uses?

Storing files, videos (lots of videos), pictures etc

Watching videos almost 24/7 from that drive - The computer is on 24/7 and I constantly play videos when on it

Possibly streaming videos from that drive over a local network

The drive(s) would be in a standard desktop PC

How are they compared to the Green drive?

 

Will the red drives last a long time?

 

Sorry to thread jack!

There designed for NAS units.  Just about any drive is fine for what you want.  The Green drives are slower than normal drives, but for what you want, they should be fine.



#13 T3X4S

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Posted 07 May 2014 - 23:46

why no RAID 0 ?  What about 10, or 0+1 ?

 

 

Dont run Raid 0 just asking for trouble



#14 TPreston

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Posted 07 May 2014 - 23:56

why no RAID 0 ?  What about 10, or 0+1 ?

Or 6 :yes:



#15 Aheer.R.S.

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Posted 07 May 2014 - 23:58

Cool send me 2, I'll say 'thanks' :p