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So I just got four WD Red 4TB drives...

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J_R_G    17

I tried flexraid, it immediately bugged out (could not access any files on the drive). Didn't try snapraid, can't use ZFS because I stick to Windows. Not sure what it would get me over my current set up any way, which is not hardware RAID, it's a Windows 2012 R2's Storage Space in Parity formatted as ReFS. It has file and meta-data checksumming, and I periodically run a powershell script that reports any checksumming errors, which is how I found out the last drive was dying. Hardware RAID5 with a non-checksumming filesystem, well yea I can see problems there, but I would never go back to a non-checksumming file system any way. But in my experience I've never seen 2 drives fail at once, it could happen, but it could happen in a regular mirror setup too. That's why I said it's about desire to keep data offset by money restrictions. I get reasonable protection against what I consider to be typical risks, with larger storage available to me, without spending anything.

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sanctified    1,219

16 tb of data in spinning hds! Hope you backup frequently :p

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majortom1981    213

I try but its hard to keep a straight face when talking about synoligy and qnap selling their dinky cramped boxes for outrageous prices

we have been running our hyperv cluster on a qnap nas box for about3 years with no problems.

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