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  1. Is there a way to check SMART with unassigned devices and an external USB HDD? I get "can't read SMART attributes" when I click on the drive name. Cross posting this to unassigned devices.
  2. Is there a way to check SMART with unassigned devices and an external USB HDD? I get "can't read SMART attributes" when I click on the drive name. Cross posting this to Dynamix.
  3. I'm not too worried about that temp for the 48 hours it will take to preclear
  4. My 8TB is about 30% precleared. Max temp of 53 so far (prrclearing external via usb3)
  5. According to Reddit, these 8TB models available at Best Buy have WD Red's in them for $200 Reddit link:
  6. Thanks for the insight! Any idea which model is better for shucking?
  7. That means it would be good for a data drive but bad for a parity drive, right?
  8. Amazon has the "hub" model also on sale for $179
  9. Also I see this 8TB model is on sale for $179 at Amazon: Is it a different drive then the 8TB listed earlier in this thread? Are either drives appropriate for a parity drive in unRaid?
  10. Thanks for the input everyone! I'll definitely look at 6TB or 8TB drives. Since this will be my parity drive for quite some time, I think I should invest in a "NAS grade" drive like a WD Red. However, what are your thoughts on the 7,200 RPM NAS drives like the Ironwolf or WD Red Pro? Worth the extra $$$?? Harro: the 8TB drive you posted is one of the Seagate "backup" drives right? Aren't those supposed to be BAD to use as a parity drive?
  11. Hi Everyone, mITX unRaid user here. My motherboard and case support a 6 HDD array. I've currently got the following: Parity - 4TB 5,400 RPM standard drive Disk1 - 4TB 5,400 RPM NAS drive Disk2,3 - 4TB 5,400 RPM standard drive Disk4,5 - 2TB 5,400 RPM standard drive All drives are almost full except for Disk5 which is empty. Disk5 is also a very old, very slow disk which needs to go before I start to put data on it. Therefore I see myself in the market for one of the following: Option 1) Standard 4TB drive. This is my cheapest option, as they can usually be had for ~$99. It gives me 2TB of additional storage and replaces a 'must be replaced' drive. Option 2) NAS/high performance 4TB drive. This is my 2nd cheapest option. I would replace the parity drive with this NAS drive for additional durability/performance and use the current parity drive to replace disk5. Option 3) Standard 6TB or 8TB drive. This would replace the parity and give me easier future growth. Use the current parity to replace disk5. This is additional cost with no performance upgrade or immediate returns. Option 4) NAS/high performance 6TB or 8TB drive. This is my most expensive option but sets the array up for the best possibility for future growth. I don't have an exact capacity increase amount, but I would say I am putting ~2-3TB of data on my server each year. Therefore, if I get a single 4TB drive to replace my 2TB drive I have at least one year before I need to purchase another drive.
  12. Yeah, I just installed cache_dirs a few days ago. Problem persisted before and after installing the plugin. Overall quality of life has improved significantly with chace_dirs though!
  13. I am copying a file from one user share to a different user share. Not overwriting any files. Source files on array (not cache) destination writes to cache (confirmed by viewing cache files through the unRaid GUI after copy). I used to have an old Atom CPU so I always attributed poor performance to that. However been running a Xeon for a while now and still get the same speeds. I've checked by copying a file from a Windows PC on an SSD to the unRaod cache (SSD) over gigabit network and it saturates the gig ethernet. Therefore I assumed it was a slow read speed from the array disks but this script is telling me otherwise.
  14. So I recently updated and ran this read speed test again. See attached for plots. I'm happy with the results - even though my two older 2TB drives are pretty slow. The REALLY slow one (disk5) currently has no data on it. When I get to the point of filling up my array I will upgrade my parity drive and replace this 2TB drive with the current 4TB parity. However I have a question - most of my drives that contain data have read speeds over 100MB/sec. However, if I try to COPY a file from one share to another using Midnight Commander or the Krusader docker, I am rarely able to exceed a measly 40MB/sec write speeds. This is USING the SSD cache drive. I figure the write/copy speed would be limited by the read speed of the slowest drive involved in the process, but for whatever reason I can never even come close to those lighting fast write speeds to the cache. Any ideas? diskspeed.html
  15. So general consensus is these would be just as good or better than a WD Red for a parity drive? I'm in the market to upgrade my parity and replace my smallest array drive with the current parity drive. EDIT: Oops was looking at the regular Ironwolf, not the "Pro"
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