[Gllug] Hard disk recommendations please

John Hearns hearnsj at googlemail.com
Mon Dec 6 16:53:30 UTC 2010

On 3 December 2010 02:41, general_email at technicalbloke.com
<general_email at technicalbloke.com> wrote:
> Of course adding a second drive doubles both your power consumption and
> your chances of something going wrong ;) Having spent much of the last
> week troubleshooting a raid on the cheap system I'm not sure those
> "green" drives are really up to the job of being in a raid. I've
> experienced numerous sync losses/rebuilds and a lot of sector level
> corruption on the freeNas I built with these type of drive at the start
> of the year despite disabling the power saving features at the start.

As an aside, the current jargon term for storing data on disks which
are spun down when you don't access the data is
MAID - for Massive Array of Idle Disks
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