Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


21021 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 4157

Trusted
Subscriber

Topic # 190648 7-Jan-2016 16:56
Send private message

Anyone running a pair of these shingled drives in raid 1 just as somewhere to dump all the movies and TV shows etc onto and playback of them?

I have read that they are not recommended for use in a raid, but I would have thought that being striped would be no different to the writes it would get to it normally, untill resync time came along.

Too much of my stuff is just sitting on a single external drive at the moment. Not important stuff but would be annoying to lose it and have to re-download it.




Richard rich.ms

Create new topic
29 posts

Geek
+1 received by user: 19


  Reply # 1465309 7-Jan-2016 18:22
One person supports this post
Send private message

I admin a friend's PC that has 6 of these drives. We decided against 3x RAID1 and instead just rsync from one to another. We had to run an older Linux kernel 3.16 because newer kernels seemed to have issues with the drives, if you wrote too much to them they got "overwhelmed" and started producing errors, eventually giving up and just falling off the controller until a reboot was performed.

The drives are ST8000AS0002-1NA17Z

And they scare me :-/

Not sure what their performance is like under Windows.




21021 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 4157

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1465318 7-Jan-2016 18:43
Send private message

That is concerning if it comes to a resync.

Im not sure if windows raid reads both drives and is happy if they are the same, or its just writing one to the other like my old external box did when configured as a mirror. Seems stupid if its the latter but in the past read and write speeds on drives were not too dissimilar and there wasnt concerns of SSD's with wasting all their writes needlessly etc.




Richard rich.ms

'That VDSL Cat'
7782 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1571

Trusted
Spark
Subscriber

  Reply # 1465324 7-Jan-2016 18:57
Send private message

i was originally going to drop a few of these into my unraid machine (Software based raid).

their cache has been seen to cause a few issues with checks on it though (less of an issue in the 8TBs than the 5TB SMR archive disks but still concerns me). After noting the price on toshibas 5TB PMR disks, i just ordered a few of them...

Suspect the issues @KJClayton pointed out are the same as the ones the cache appears to cause in unraids testing.




#include <std_disclaimer>

 

Any comments made are personal opinion and do not reflect directly on the position my current or past employers may have.




21021 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 4157

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1465326 7-Jan-2016 19:03
Send private message

Im limited by ports and bays, so the 5TB toshiba isnt really any better than just shucking a couple of the extrenals and sticking them in.




Richard rich.ms

2469 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1132


  Reply # 1465327 7-Jan-2016 19:04
Send private message

I'm just sticking with the 6TB WD Reds at the moment. They seem reliable in a RAID array and the $/TB point seems competitive with other options for bulk storage.

'That VDSL Cat'
7782 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1571

Trusted
Spark
Subscriber

  Reply # 1465329 7-Jan-2016 19:05
Send private message

sounds like time to look at a DAS to go along side your existing setup! far better than a few externals!




#include <std_disclaimer>

 

Any comments made are personal opinion and do not reflect directly on the position my current or past employers may have.


3537 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1113


  Reply # 1465435 7-Jan-2016 21:34
Send private message


I've got a couple of these -- performance for storing large files media files is just fine for me (win7/win10).  I use one for files, the other for backup -- this is my policy,always buy 2 drives otherwise you may lose data. This has saved my bacon a few times over the years. 

No errors / dropouts....reading and write speeds seems up to par with other drive types I own. They just work like any other drive , was a bit worried about the archive tag at first but all good. 

Not using in raid though. 

Create new topic

Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

IBM leads Call for Code to use cloud, data, AI, blockchain for natural disaster relief
Posted 25-May-2018 14:12


New FUJIFILM X-T100 aims to do better job than smartphones
Posted 24-May-2018 20:17


Stuff takes 100% ownership of Stuff Fibre
Posted 24-May-2018 19:41


Exhibition to showcase digital artwork from across the globe
Posted 23-May-2018 16:44


Auckland tops list of most vulnerable cities in a zombie apocalypse
Posted 23-May-2018 12:52


ASB first bank in New Zealand to step out with Garmin Pay
Posted 23-May-2018 00:10


Umbrellar becomes Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider
Posted 22-May-2018 15:43


Three New Zealand projects shortlisted in IDC Asia Pacific Smart Cities Awards
Posted 22-May-2018 15:14


UpStarters - the New Zealand tech and innovation story
Posted 21-May-2018 09:55


Lightbox updates platform with new streaming options
Posted 17-May-2018 13:09


Norton Core router launches with high-performance, IoT security in New Zealand
Posted 16-May-2018 02:00


D-Link ANZ launches new 4G LTE Dual SIM M2M VPN Router
Posted 15-May-2018 19:30


New Panasonic LUMIX FT7 ideal for outdoor: waterproof, dustproof
Posted 15-May-2018 19:17


Ryanair Goes All-In on AWS
Posted 15-May-2018 19:14


Te Papa and EQC Minecraft Mod shakes up earthquake education
Posted 15-May-2018 19:12



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.