I have just bought a 5200 BR and have installed five samsung spinpoint 750 gig drives in the unit. I am running raid 5 over all five disks. Every thing was/is fine with the setup and I have had no issues so far. This has given me a capacity of roughly 2.8 terabytes.
I've got two N5200Pros, each with 5 x Hitachi HDS721010KLA330 1TB 7200rpm disks (firmware GKAO). Pretty happy with them but sometimes don't appreciate the lag I get sometimes. I work with larger enterprise storage systems and I have found myself frustrated at the lack of synchronised parity writes and also the time it takes to build an array.
I'm using five WD7500AAKS-00RBA in a RAID6 set without any issues (so far).
My reason for opting for WD drives, is that over the years I've never had to replace a WD drive due to failure (maybe I've been lucky). Any WD drives I've replaced have been to increase capacity.
I have tried Seagate drives in the past, but have found them to have too high a failure rate when left running 24x7x365. I had 3 fail within 6 months of being installed at various times. Compare that with my oldest currently active WD drive which has about 35,000 hours (nearly four years) clocked up on it with no errors
Hi, I have 2 Hitachi Deskstar 1TB drives in my N5200PRO presently and I'm about to get some more drives. The Samsung Spinpoint 1TB drives have come down in price to approx 2/3 the price of the Hitachi's, is it OK to mix drives or will it cause compatability issues... should I stick to Hitachi??
Post by 1charmedlife on Jul 1, 2008 12:44:06 GMT 7
I just added a Maxtor 1TB (for $179 bucks from Fry's!) and migrated from Raid0 to Raid5 with it and two 500GB drives in the array (though I didn't gain any real storage space, just data protection... I'll need to add another soon for more space.
The product number is 9DP1A8-590, it's a DiamondMax with a 32mb buffer and it seems to spin down and back up just fine.
I am using 4 Samsung 1 TB Spinpoint (HD103UJ) drives ... set up in RAID 5, they built properly , are all showing to be healthy. However i get 'empty' folders a lot when trying to access the shared folders from various computers. Im not sure if thats a drive issue, a network issue, or an authentification issue of the user connecting. Its random.