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#1 cTurtle98 OFFLINE  

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Posted 27 August 2017 - 11:26 AM

hello,

 

I have decided to upgrade the hard drive in my emby server from running off the internal 120gb drive to a deadicated drive for my media library.

 

I found this sale on wd drives

https://computers.wo...lnd_cat_pc_11_1

 

I am going to get one of the purple drives for my zoneminder but im wondering

 

is WD Red or WD av better for emby, I cant find any comparasons online



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Posted 27 August 2017 - 11:49 AM

Is 1TB enough? As for which to buy, neither of those. Try this one.

https://www.amazon.c...378L&ref=plSrch

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Posted 27 August 2017 - 04:16 PM

Is 1TB enough? As for which to buy, neither of those. Try this one.

https://www.amazon.c...378L&ref=plSrch

 

Personally I would never buy a "Used" drive though.



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Posted 27 August 2017 - 04:18 PM

Personally I would never buy a "Used" drive though.

 

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Posted 27 August 2017 - 04:47 PM

Personally I would never buy a "Used" drive though.

 

I was just pointing to the drive, not recommending a used one.



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Posted 27 August 2017 - 05:38 PM

Here's a new one

 

https://www.amazon.c...-bin:4990426011



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Posted 27 August 2017 - 07:14 PM

Yep definitely don't go wd red for a single disk, they only make sense in an array.

 

The HGST drives are mean't to be some of the best - good recommendation, I believe in a study done by Google and few other companies, the HGST drives had the lowest failure rate of all the 'prosumer' drives. 


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#8 Doofus OFFLINE  

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Posted 27 August 2017 - 07:25 PM

I have 8 HGST Deskstar NAS drives. They work, very well.



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Posted 29 August 2017 - 12:09 AM

You can look at Backblaze's stats on the dives they use.

 

https://www.backblaz...-stats-q1-2016/

 

 

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Posted 29 August 2017 - 05:00 AM

It seems daft that the HGST drives have a lower failure rate than the WD ones, seeing as WD own HGST :)

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Posted 29 August 2017 - 10:23 AM

It seems daft that the HGST drives have a lower failure rate than the WD ones, seeing as WD own HGST :)


WD are just the parent company. HGST (hitachi) is a separate company with its own technologies.

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Posted 29 August 2017 - 10:52 AM

WD are just the parent company. HGST (hitachi) is a separate company with its own technologies.


HGST is a wholly owned subsidiary of WD, but you'd think they would utilise technology that they have within the group.

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Posted 29 August 2017 - 11:10 AM

IIRC HGST has to stay separte for 2 years as part of the deal

 

Once that expires then all bets are off - hopefully WD uses HGST processes - time will tell



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Posted 29 August 2017 - 11:12 AM

Get the HGST Helium drives if you can as they are the best and have the lowest failure rates, or WD Red PRO because the WD Red PRO warranty is 5 yrs and not 2/3.



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Posted 29 August 2017 - 11:15 AM

IIRC HGST has to stay separte for 2 years as part of the deal

Once that expires then all bets are off - hopefully WD uses HGST processes - time will tell


According to Wikipedia (!!), that agreement expires Oct this year.

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Posted 29 August 2017 - 11:47 AM

ok then - HGST drives may or may not get worse after that

 

but hopefully WD get better



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Posted 29 August 2017 - 12:11 PM

It would be foolish if they change a winning product. But such idiocies have happened before. Time to buy a bunch of HGST drives :D

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Posted 29 August 2017 - 12:47 PM

Check the Warranty on anything you buy.  The Reds come with a good Warranty and balanced performance.  It all comes down to capacity and warranty with pricing.   



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Posted 29 August 2017 - 12:50 PM

I'd rather them not fail :D

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Posted 29 August 2017 - 01:00 PM

I'd rather them not fail :D

 

Just a matter if time.


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