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      03-28-2011, 11:35 PM   #45
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This seems to be perfect for what I'm looking for but its a bit too expensive. Guess I gotta save up a little more lol

http://www.drobostore.com/store/drob...ctID.221448700
a client of mine has the older version of that. its fucking terrible. she keeps having to reboot it. interface sucks balls too.
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solefad is doing it right. Synology makes quality nas equipment. I've recommended them pretty much exclusively in previous nas threads here.
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i decided i don need the hardcore raid hds as i will just be using it to store movies, etc. does external hard drive speed matter 5400 vs 7200? im debating beween these two same price but still hesitant on extra space being extra possible problems. what does nesn mean as well?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-505-_-Product

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-469-_-Product
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      03-29-2011, 05:59 PM   #48
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i decided i don need the hardcore raid hds as i will just be using it to store movies, etc. does external hard drive speed matter 5400 vs 7200? im debating beween these two same price but still hesitant on extra space being extra possible problems. what does nesn mean as well?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-505-_-Product

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-469-_-Product
You get what you pay for and you are comparing 2 turds. These drives are cheap for a reason.

WD pushes their new "Green" drives really cheap, but they are 5400rpm (not even 5900rpm) and they hibernate very very quick, so your access times go through the roof. Plus annoying drive spin-up, click, click, spin-down every few minutes.

Go with 7200. It will be OK for storing movies... but will offer absolutely no fault tolerance.

Also, USB blows for large transfers (like moves). The speed will gradually degrade as you are transferring a file.
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whatever you do DO NOT get a green drive. I bought a 2TB western digital MyBook thinking it would be enough for file storage. It even sucked at that i cracked open the case and it had 2 green drives in it. They're way too slow for anything other than backing up files and putting it away
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I wasn't a fan of green drives until I bought some myself. I have two in RAID 1 running ubuntu as an HTPC at home. So far 0 problems. They are quiet, and run fast enough to d/l stuff, encode stuff, and watch a movie at 1080p simultaneously.
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I have 2TB WD network hard drive which works as a media player HDMIed to TV.
Last 2 months I've had it, not a single problem with it. Greatest gadget I've purchased this year.
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the only 2 hard drive companies i trust are western digital and seagate. looks like wdc is all green external drives and seagate drives seems to be having problems. so i think im going to build my own with these thoughts?:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817173042
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I wasn't a fan of green drives until I bought some myself. I have two in RAID 1 running ubuntu as an HTPC at home. So far 0 problems. They are quiet, and run fast enough to d/l stuff, encode stuff, and watch a movie at 1080p simultaneously.
Still a fan of those drives?

Here is one that completely lost all *EVERYTHING*, including partition map, for no apparent reason. Trying to recover clients data....
Drive was purchased a little less than a month ago.
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