[Novalug] best hard disk setup for home file server?
richard.ertel at gmail.com
Tue Oct 13 18:23:31 EDT 2009
unfortunately i don't really have time to wait. having an operational
server is high priority for me
that being said, i'll probably just buy four of these:
unless anyone can suggest a reason why this drive sucks, for example :)
On Tue, Oct 13, 2009 at 17:16, Bryan J Smith <b.j.smith at ieee.org> wrote:
> I usually hit bensbargains.net and DealNews and wait for the
> right time. As I mentioned, I grabbed a pair of 500GB drives
> for $90 last December, so if I was buying, I'd wait for $60
> or less. Sometimes you gotta get lucky as some sales are
> sold out within hours.
> The 640GB drives are dropping under $130 so that should
> push them lower. If you're going to go with the 4x2.5" bay,
> then they can take the 3-platter 12mm high, which means
> the new 1TB model is an option. But I haven't seen the
> internals available and the externals are $190 and hard to
> In a nutshell, I'd just get your 1TB 3.5" for now and wait for
> the right timing on 2.5". I've really been perplexed on the
> pricing of 500GB because the 320GB dropped under $50
> shortly after 500GBs became available last year, and sub
> $100 500GBs were hitting deals left and right a few months
> Bryan J Smith - mailto:b.j.smith at ieee.org
> Sent via BlackBerry from T-Mobile
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Richard Ertel <richard.ertel at gmail.com>
> Date: Tue, 13 Oct 2009 16:55:59
> To: Bryan J. Smith<b.j.smith at ieee.org>
> Cc: Ed T. Toton III<bones at necrobones.net>; <novalug-bounces at calypso2.tux.org>; Novalug<novalug at calypso2.tux.org>
> Subject: Re: [Novalug] best hard disk setup for home file server?
> ok i think i've finally decided what i plan to do: gonna buy one 1 TB
> 3.5" drive to match my existing two, making a 2 TB RAID-5 array. also
> gonna buy four 500 GB 2.5" drives (and sata controller and a 4-drive
> bay thing), making a 1.5 TB RAID-5 array.
> critiques? further suggestions?
> anyone know if good deals on 500 GB 2.5" drives right now?
> On Tue, Oct 13, 2009 at 16:25, Bryan J. Smith <b.j.smith at ieee.org> wrote:
>> Several vendors let you mix'n match, but I wouldn't recommend
>> different capacities if you can help it. Again, everyone will have
>> their experiences.
>> ----- Original Message ----
>> From: Ed T. Toton III <bones at necrobones.net>
>> I'm speaking mostly in terms of sofware raiding though, where you won't
>> have issues with confusing your raid controller by mixing models. If you
>> go with a hardware solution, I'd probably keep the drive models
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