What Does 10TB of WD Hard Drives Look Like? Sexy Time!!!

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What Does 10TB of WD Hard Drives Look Like? Sexy Time!!!

Post by Apoptosis » Fri Feb 12, 2010 9:20 pm

When I came back from some errands today I had a long awaited box on the front porch.

Inside was the five WD AV-GP 2TB drives that I have been waiting on getting for my NAS build. Months of price watching and trying to figure out is over!
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At $189 each these drives are pricey, but you get what you pay for...
Brand - Western Digital
Series - AV-GP
Model - WD20EVDS
Cache - 32MB
Warranty - 3 years
Long-Term Reliability - These drives are designed to last in high temperature always-on streaming digital audio/video environments such as PVR/DVR, DVR recorders and surveillance video recorders.
Quiet - Noise levels have been minimized to less than one sone - virtually below the threshold of human hearing.
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Look for them in an upcoming NAS review!
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Post by Dragon_Cooler » Fri Feb 12, 2010 9:31 pm

I will be happy to use them in my Thecus NAS :mrgreen:
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Post by DaIceMan » Fri Feb 12, 2010 10:17 pm

makes my 3 640GB WD AAKs look a little puny... no, actually, a lot puny. :(
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Post by Digital Puppy » Sat Feb 13, 2010 2:46 am

Nice! :supz:
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Post by Calamar » Sat Feb 13, 2010 3:53 am

Hi,
I'm very interested in your final build, RAID (5 or 6? 6 right?)set, nas model, and expected workload. I'm about to acquire a similar size raid but I had bad experience with non RAID (AKKS, caviar, etc.) series of WD in RAID-5.

I was going for an adaptec 3xxx series 12 port RAID controller and some RE4-GP disks in a norco server case.

My old stuff ^^:
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Post by Apoptosis » Sat Feb 13, 2010 7:44 am

I went to bed 'sleeping' on if I was going to run RAID 5 or RAID 6... Not sure still, but I'm leaning to RAID 5 just to make sure I get the most storage capabilities from the array. The main goal with this NAS is for movies and you know how quick Blu-Rays fill things up.
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Post by little_tea_pot » Sat Feb 13, 2010 1:33 pm

I've been running 6tb of the "EADS" version in my WHS machine, 2-1tb drives since last summer and 2-2tb drives since November. I didn't see these "AV-GP" versions at the time or I would have bought them instead since they seem better suited for a server environment. I can say that the "EADS" have been running fine so far, I don't think they are constantly going to sleep and waking up like some people claim they would.

On a side note: I'm getting ready to upgrade my WHS box with two more DVD drives for some multi-drive, unattended ripping love.... WHS + My Movies + anydvd
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Post by Apoptosis » Sat Feb 13, 2010 5:22 pm

oh yeah... I'm going to be a ripping machine here come tomorrow.
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Post by stev » Sun Feb 14, 2010 12:58 pm

As your posts states, you had been waiting for that package to arrive. Look for another one due to your place early in the week. \:D/ It may help you with another question or two.

Glad to see a monster storage array is being built. 10 years ago, I thought having a few drives to make 1.5T was a a marvel.
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Post by pwcmed » Sun Feb 14, 2010 7:15 pm

I wonder if you can tweak the TLER and Idle setting on these like on the EADS series. I turned on the TLER but did not change the Idle setting and had drives drop from my RAID. After I changed the Idle setting all issues were gone.

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Post by little_tea_pot » Sun Feb 21, 2010 11:19 am

I checked on my LCC (Load/unload Count) and the 1tb drives are around 140 in 8080hours, while the 2tb drives are over 21,855 in 1770hours. I went ahead and changed the idle3 setting from 8.0sec to 300sec(the max). I should probably just disable intellipark but I'll wait and see what the changes do to my counts on the 2tb drives.
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Post by Wifuzzy » Fri Mar 05, 2010 9:05 pm

I do know what 12 TB looks like though.....It's a crappy pix of my Home server.
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