What do you want in NAS hard drives?

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Seagate.JohnP
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What do you want in NAS hard drives?

Post by Seagate.JohnP » Fri Jun 03, 2016 7:17 am

What hard drive features/benefits are most important to you, when integrating a hard drive into a NAS system?
_ High throughput performance
_ High read/write performance
_ Low latency
_ Proven compatibility
_ ... what else?

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Re: What do you want in NAS hard drives?

Post by dolbyman » Fri Jun 03, 2016 7:24 am

for consumers ? (with 1GBit\s network environment)
- low price
- low noise
- high reliability

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Re: What do you want in NAS hard drives?

Post by Spider99 » Sat Jun 04, 2016 2:55 am

as dolbyman said

- low price
- low noise
- high reliability (24/7)
- long warranty - i.e. 5 years

Things like compatibility are a given as without it the drive would not be considered in the first place

If hybrid drives are a possibility without a significant premium and can be proven to give a benefit then i would consider that an additional option

speed and throughput are only going to be a more important options when 10gig plus networking for the home user becomes the norm - 3yrs+??
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Re: What do you want in NAS hard drives?

Post by schumaku » Sat Jun 18, 2016 5:25 pm

@Seagate.JohnP

Leaving the data centre vs. home differences alone (performance, heat dissipation vs. noise, power requirements, ...) - key factors are reliability, manageability and trustworthyness along with warranty terms.

Any HDD we have to touch onver it's lifetime (in data centre this is the warranty period) or change does easy cost us much more in effort and time than the effective storage block.

One thing I don't appreciate on the Seagate storage blocks are the for-seagate-only SMART attributes mapped over "normal" or "common" ones. While this might be nice be for special troubleshooting, it's very confusing. Seagate's other brand storage block maker does much better in this aspect.

Recently re-started to deploy Seagate NAS and data centre drives again after several years of frustration and night shifts due to heavy reliability problems - this had even hit Seagate NAS beta test units with drives supplied pre- and post Seagate NAS HDD availability, where larger numbers of HDD badly failed within a few month of 24*7 operations.

Glad to have you on board here.

Regards,
-Kurt.

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Re: What do you want in NAS hard drives?

Post by kherr4377 » Sun Jun 26, 2016 12:38 pm

last at least 8 years
8tb capacity (10tb would be better)
quiet as a breeze
quicker than the speed of light
consume next to nothing power wise
cost under $200
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
Production :
TVS-673 4.3.4 0387
4 X 3TB WD RED : 1 X 4TB HGST DESKSTAR R5
32GB
LAN-10G1SR-D, FiberHal for Cisco SFP-10G-SR
NETGEAR ProSAFE SS3300-28X

Backup :
TS-469L 4.3.4 0387
4 X 3TB WD RED R5
3GB
Located detached garage .. cheap offsite solution ...

2nd TS-469L awaiting drives and reassignment for front-line duty .......

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