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    [FS] HGST Enterprise Factory Certified Hard Drives

    Hi all, I cleared this with the admin. Our business has been in the data storage/controller/RAID industry for over 20 years. Our main products are controller cards and Thunderbolt 3/Type C RAID enclosures. We've built a good reputation with a lot of people and have a lot of ongoing projects...
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    12 TB Dell/Toshiba drives @$285 (ymmv)

    Just got counter-offered $285 each for 2x 12 TB Dell/Toshiba units here: Dell 753F0 12TB Toshiba MG07ACA12TEY 3.5"SATA 6Gb/s 7.2K Hard Drive | eBay
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    Are my "new" drives good or bad?

    Hi all, I recently purchased 7 HGST 4TB SAS drives after discovering @BLinux thread in "Great deals". I need six for my zpool, but bought one extra. I’ve used them to upgrade my Dell R710 from 2TB SATA to these 4TB SAS. I run a OmniOS VM with the SAS controller passed through. All the drives...
  4. dtrv

    EU Seagate Backup Plus 5TB 2.5" external HDD - EUR 135

    Seagate Backup Plus 5TB, silber, externe tragbare Festplatte inkl. Backup-Software, USB 3.0, PC & MAC & PS4 (STDR5000201) von Amazon.de https://www.amazon.de/Seagate-tragbare-Festplatte-Backup-Software-STDR5000201/dp/B01M058Q39/ I have never seen them that cheap. It's 27 Euro-Cent per GiB...
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    HDD Noise/heat

    Hello, My future NAS has to be in the living room of my home and so it has to be silent. I'm considering two different HDDs for Storage - WD Red or IronWolf (both 8 TB). The two main points while choosing the HDD is how much heat will be produced and how loud/quite the HDDs are. I think there...
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    EU WTB: WD Red/Pro 3.5" NAS HDDs

    I'm looking to fill an 8-bay NAS (FreeNAS) with good quality second hand disks that are not worn down to their last legs. WD Reds are ideal, but if you have anything in good condition I would be very interested too. I'm thinking 6-8 TB each, and 8-12 drives. Some sort of...
  7. svtkobra7

    SuperMicro SC836 HDD Temps Too High / Fan Replacements / Your Experiences?

    Hi, As my first foray into a non-COTS server, I purchased a used SuperMicro Super Chassis SC836E16-R1200B via ebay. Having sold my QNAP NAS appliances to offset the cost, I was left with 16 HGST Deskstar NAS HDDs - 6TB that needed to be repurposed. I spent considerable time researching and...
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    [US] Hitachi Ultrastar A7K2000 HUA722020ALA331 2TB 32 MB $32.99

    Status: Refurbished Warranty: 90 days Link: Hitachi Ultrastar A7K2000 HUA722020ALA331 2TB 32MB cache Internal Hard Drive | eBay
  9. marcoi

    Storage ideas for dell r720 w/8 2.5 hdd slots

    I'm trying to figure out a cost effective solution to populating my dell r720 server with storage. I have esxi 6.5 installed on it, and I plan to move my developed VMs on it from my dev esxi node. Most times the VMs will sit unused. I plan to access the VMs on it to do testing, or demoing etc...
  10. Hjalti Atlason

    30 X 2 or 3 TB 3,5" SAS Drives

    Hey guys I´m setting up a backup server in a datacenter This gear would be used as a Freenas backup server (1u Dell poweredge server) and RPC-4020 4U Rackmount Server Case with 20 Hot-Swappable SATA/SAS Drive Bays. I´m going to use an External HBA to connect the Poweredge server to the JBOD...
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    Proper way to performance test/baseline drives from a guest VM's perspective

    So I added a secondary drive to my esxi 6.5 host the other day and then created a new datastore for my existing Windows 10 VM (currently the C: resides on an SSD). I added the datastore as the D: drive (GPT formatted when asked by Windows in Diskmgr.msc) and then I started to install some apps...
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    WD Blue 2TB 3.5" New OEM - $20 (DEAD)

    NCIXUS.com - Buy WD20EZRZ - Western Digital Blue 2TB SATA 6GB/S 5400RPM 64MB Cache Hard Drive OEM - Western Digital WD - Great price and fast delivery Seems like a nice inexpensive way to fill one of those 60 bays if you got in on that deal.
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    "New" HGST Coolspin 4TB $105

    New HGST 4TB Coolspin 64MB SATA III 3.5" Hard Drive -PC/Mac, CCTV DVR ,NAS, RAID | eBay Are these really new drives as claimed do you think? If so, a great deal at $26 per TB shipped. Are they even made anymore? I'm afraid that it might be another front for GoHardDrive where they peddle...
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    Maximum # harddisk a motherboard can handle with 2 SAS expanders

    I'm new to this JBOD thing so bear with me.. Planning to build gigantic Media server running Ubuntu. I just bought 1 HP SAS expander and an IBM M1015 SAS Card which has 2 SFF8087 ports, meaning it can hold up to 2 SAS expanders... I've measured the mobo and it looks like 2 SAS expander could...
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    What drive configuration & FS for a home server using Proxmox and BTRFS (hopefully)

    Hi all, I'd love to run a Proxmox setup for my home server and really like the flexibility that BTRFS seems to offer for my personal files and media, but I know that BTRFS isn't great with VMs (by default) nor integrated into Proxmox. So I'm wondering whether I can do some sort of mix of ZFS...
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    Proliant DL360 G6 + DL180 backplane (+ PCI-E HBA) = Fan noise?

    I have read that DL360 G6 fan goes crazy if you put hdd that dosent support (smart 194 temperature?). I have Dl360 g6 in a custom case that can fit 12x 3.5" dl180 g6 backplane. I was thinking of connecting all my drives to that backplane as I have few drives that don't give temperature in right...
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    Seagate 4TB Constellation HDD ES.3 7200RPM for $29

    Seagate 4TB Constellation HDD ES.3 7200RPM SATA ST4000NM0033 Found this on ebay. great deal I think. Ordered two. going fast.
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    Recommendations for VM storage

    Hi there, Are there any guides or articles on choosing good storage for a home VM server setup? I'm currently running a md software RAID10 of 4 consumer 2.5" HDDs (7100 RPM) which are providing good-enough performance for me messing around with a few VMs but are now starting to feel a bit on...