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Hardware Thread, RAID issues in Technical; Don't lecture him on RAID. He's obviously an expert......NOT. Originally Posted by AButters This is where a hotspare is worth ...
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    Don't lecture him on RAID. He's obviously an expert......NOT.


    Quote Originally Posted by AButters View Post
    This is where a hotspare is worth it's weight in gold (literally!).

    IMHO you'd be better off flattening that server (at some point) and losing the RAID1 array as it's just a waste of drives. Use 5 drives in Raid6 and keep the 6th one online set as a hotspare.

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    @ericdano - please grow up, post reported, noone is having a pop at anyone on here?

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    Hmmph

    How did it go? Got new HDD in yet?

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    Not good - one of the replacements is dead. Moving VM's around like mad now!

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    Just an FYI, there are vmware ESXi specific drivers for these it appears: Adaptec - Adaptec - Support

    Also, I know dell and HP both do customized esxi downloads for their boxes with the relevant drivers installed - we also add the hp repositories to our vmware update manager and remidiate newer driver releases along with the esxi patches.

    Not particularly helpful now, I know - but might be in future. I've been hit with odd driver issues around the flex-10 modules before...

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    Yeah, I'm running the latest drivers for this. Spent a bit more time researching, some people have noticed issues with Barracuda drives and those controllers.
    After waiting for the delivery of the replacement WD drives and finding one dead, I decided to rid of all the drives entirely and use something we had lying around - some WD Red 4TB drives in RAID6. Not ideal for a server but damn slight better than consumer level, and will certainly last until we can replace all the drives with WD RE drives in October. Decided to test the speed on R6 and it wasn't as bad as expected - and let's face it, reliability really needs to be the name of the game. Backup is still restoring but at least it has all weekend!

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    I've been impreesed with WD Reds in a Synology NAS, pretty solid. Also have some RE in a server, been ace. Not many Seagates in service now, most failed or retired.

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    Yeah, we had the Red's in waiting for our second Synology NAS - we have 8 of them in a DS2413+ at the minute and very impressed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by synaesthesia View Post
    For reference, the failing drives are Seagate. Never, ever again.
    Quote Originally Posted by 3s-gtech View Post
    Not many Seagates in service now, most failed or retired.
    Out of interest, which models were yours? I haven't had any issues (so far) with the Seagate drives designed specially for NASs.

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    Also have some Re in a server, been ace.
    Same here (in addition to an 'Se' too). We purchased the Re models mainly because they designed to handle upto 550 TB/year. The 'Se' can only manage 180 TB/year.
    Last edited by Arthur; 30th August 2014 at 12:17 AM.

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    No idea on the exact model number, Barracuda ES 2TB is all I can remember.

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    Sorry, not 100% now and don't want to guess. I have had good results from 7200.12 desktop drives in workstations, so not all bad.



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