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Hello, About 3 years ago, I ordered a bunch of WD Red 6TB drives for storage. During last summer, it became apparent that I don't have the proper cooling for these drives. Before, I was running WD Green 4TB without any issue. I made some changes in my NAS/HTPC to allow for better cooling and such, but the after-effects from summer have propagated throughout the fall and winter. I lost two drives about 3 months ago, and RMA'd them back, and now another drive is giving me a SMART status of Fair. So, first question is what does Fair mean. My warranty is almost up on these drives, and I would like to know if this is a failing status that is eligible for RMA. Second, does anyone know of a good case or server rack to hold 8+ drives? I am currently using this: https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811163196 I have always been shy towards getting an actual server rack for a couple of reasons. Server racks normally have those tiny fans that are very loud, and since this doubles as an HTPC, I can't have a jet engine running underneath the TV. Also, I don't have a ventilated closet to store it in even if I decided to just have a separate HTPC. I do really like the idea of hot-swappable drives within a rack though. Another requirement is that the case needs to have enough clearance for my low-pro GTX 1050 for steam games. Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, -mcfloyd
Hey guys, Had a hunt through the forums, and didnt really find much info. I recently got a 4 bay Synology NAS, and realised what a pain it is having to use RAID again, especially when I want to upgrade / swap out disks. Is there any chance there may be a DB for Synology planned? Would be awesome to be able to tag a disk for removal, as easily as i can on my home server. Wanted to use the Synology as a backup device. Appreciate any thoughts / comments!
I am intending to use drivebender with virtual USB drives hanging off old Silex sx-1000U network USB emulators, which work fine, but only at usb 1.1 speeds 700k. http://www.tomsguide.com/us/-head-to-head-sx1000u,review-388.html The good thing about the silex devices is its true USB; unplug from that and directly into the system and the system doesn't know the difference. I can configure or do real maintenance with a direct connection. My questions is: Can I prioritize the drives? The smaller drives will be out on the usb links. Im trying to have a large local fast cash and those drives get used later in balancing ? I used drive bender long ago, maybe 4 years.