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Topic # 162179 31-Jan-2015 18:09
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So I seen this and thought it was very cheap considering it was filled with drives as well so made an impulse buy.

http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=837308760

Seller was fantastic and shipped to me the full packaging it originally came in which is always handy to have.

Came with 4 2tb hd's however I have taken them out and put in 4 wd 3tb greens. I hoard alot of television episodes so have moved everything I had over to the drobo , took quite some time to move 3.7tb of shows but now its all done found the system to be quite good.

I used the 4 2tb drives that came with the unit to backup all my data just in case the drobo falls over but for the price I paid I am pretty happy with it even though it is an old gen 2 model and is pretty slow.

Anybody else use these at all ??




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  Reply # 1226034 31-Jan-2015 21:02
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So long as it's backed up no problem. Data recovery from propriety RAID systems can be difficult.

With your WD Green drives I think you're meant to do something that prevents them spinning down every 6 seconds. That's their default and it makes them wear out very quickly. If you have a choice an hour or so might be better, but I think NAS drives might spin 24x7.




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  Reply # 1226036 31-Jan-2015 21:04
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No but I'd get those greens out of that immediately and switch to Red's. Google for why. Expect major problems with greens in NAS.

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  Reply # 1226037 31-Jan-2015 21:05
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I owned one. It was hassle free however limited without the Network attachment - doesn't qualify as a NAS. Synology sold me a better product and it was worth every dollar paid for it.

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  Reply # 1226038 31-Jan-2015 21:06
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networkn: No but I'd get those greens out of that immediately and switch to Red's. Google for why. Expect major problems with greens in NAS.


With the configuration change I mentioned above they're meant to be ok.




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  Reply # 1226039 31-Jan-2015 21:07
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Was looking at reds , currently had the greens sitting there thats why I put them in.




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  Reply # 1226060 31-Jan-2015 22:03
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networkn: No but I'd get those greens out of that immediately and switch to Red's. Google for why. Expect major problems with greens in NAS.


I have 4 X 2TB green in my Thecus for over 4 years now. No issue.





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  Reply # 1226061 31-Jan-2015 22:17
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I've been running 2x2TB Greens for 3 years no issues also. They were on the supported Synology drive list. Would I run them with mission critical data? No. For a home Nas, yes.

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  Reply # 1226076 31-Jan-2015 23:47
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Old work mate had one, he raved about it until one day the raid corrupted itself and he lost everything.

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  Reply # 1226078 31-Jan-2015 23:57
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I had one a few years ago, loved it at first, but then it died, one drive bay just wouldnt work, so took it down to 3 drives only.  I switched to a readynas, thats been rock solid for years.

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