- Mar 14, 2016
I'm interested to see how the 10TB Reds do as well. Hopefully they drop soon.Others that I have chatted with say the 6TB Reds are just as quiet and vibration free as my 2TB & 4TB drives. I'm hoping the vibration issue has been dealt with in their 10TB drive lineup. Now that the 10TB Purple is out, I'm waiting for the Red to be spotted in the wild.
I'm not against Seagate as far as being better or worse than WD, I'm just still a little Butthurt with losing (30) of the 3TB of doom drives as well as (5) 500GB drives around the same time. Losing well over $3,000 worth of drives even though that was a problematic drive line, still doesn't sit well with me. So I'm hesitant by rewarding them with $7,000 with of business for completely railroading me in the past. I can forgive, but I never forget!!
A few reasons:Not to question your heart felt beliefs, but given that you have a minimum of three servers already, why are you opposed to leaving them alone and moving your other data?
unraid on SMR drives is fine for media and probably backups. Why not add a few drives to your FreeNAS box for your performance sensitive data?
1. I'm losing patience with UnRAID (both servers). I've been dealing with some issues where my user shares will disappear at which point my server is rendered frozen and useless until a hard reset. No one on the UnRAID forums seems to have any insight on the issue. None of the other non-striped RAID setups appear up to par with regard to all the features (cache pool, decent WebUI, etc.) I'm used to being an UnRAID user for the past 4-5 years.
2. To simply things. While I still love to tinker with my home network there are certain constants I'd like to just set and forget. My media streaming needs is a big one as I not only use Plex on 2-3 clients at a time locally, but also have 6-10 remote streams active each night. I'm also now just adding surveillance cameras into my home and don't want those streams disturbed. The more I can do to keep these services uninterrupted the better.
3. I've invested a good deal of money into making my network and all servers 10Gb in the past year. I'd like to reap some of those benefits by not having my storage lagging so far behind. Will a zpool saturate my network? Most likely not. But if I can even get half the performance (dual RAIDz2 or RADI10 vdevs) of the line speed I' be quite happy.