> On Wed, 09 May 2012 04:52:57 -0500
> Dale <rdalek1967@...> wrote:
>> I was thinking the same thing about the speed and them lasting longer
>> because of the slower speed. I mean, it's less wear and less heat.
>> I'd just hate to buy one and it be a piece of junk or something else I
>> wasn't expecting to be wrong. I wish I could afford server grade.
> My thoughts these days is that nobody really makes a bad drive anymore.
> Like cars, they're all good and do what it says on the box. Same
> with bikes.
> A manufacturer may have some bad luck and a product range is less than
> perfect, but even that is quite rare and most stuff ups can be fixed
> with new firmware. So it's all good.
That's my thoughts too. It doesn't matter what brand you go with, they
all have some sort of failure at some point. They are not built to last
forever and there is always the random failure, even when a week old.
It's usually the loss of important data and not having a backup that
makes it sooooo bad. I'm not real picky on brand as long as it is a
company I have heard of.
Now if someone posts that there is a bad design for some set of drives,
I would avoid that. If there are people that have a unusual high
failure rate then maybe an exception to the rule is needed. That's rare
tho. Anyone want to buy a Yugo for full price? lol I wouldn't.
> For video, I would advise you invest in gobs and gobs of RAM (the stuff
> is dirt cheap these days). Have more RAM than the biggest video you
> will watch (so go for 8G minimum) and the entire video will fit in
> memory = read the disc once and watch.
> Funny lags in video just go away. That's what I did with my HP
> MicroServers - maxed out the RAM to 8G and bought 4 x 3T WD 5400
> drives. It runs FreeNAS (built on FreeBSD) with ZFS = shove the drives
> in and let them software figure out what the blazes to do. Over the
> years I've gotten sick and tired of pampering with disk arrays and
> treating them like fragile china that must be molly-coddled. What I
> want is lots of storage that will mail me when it detects issues.
I got that beat a long time ago. I started out with 4Gbs originally. I
found out that a 64 bit OS uses a bit more memory so, I got another
4Gbs. Then newegg had a sale on a pair of 4gb sticks and I got them.
I'm at 16Gbs right now. I need to ramp up drive space to match up with
my memory space. I'm maxed out on ram but I got SATA ports that are
empty. We can't have that can we? lol
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