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Do hard disks come under consumer rights act 2015 6 year rule?

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UPDATE: Seagate said they would replace the drives and recommended iron wolf drives for raid and servers


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UPDATE: Seagate said they would replace the drives and recommended iron wolf drives for raid and servers

 

Excellent

 

But your description of the raid use - simply as a resilient 18TB raid 10 store for a few million personal family pictures shouldn't tax any drive.

 

:-D


I express my honestly held opinions - they are nothing more or less than that.

... Its just doing some due diligence that makes them seem unusual ...

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UPDATE: Seagate said they would replace the drives

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IMO

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Excellent

 

But your description of the raid use - simply as a resilient 18TB raid 10 store for a few million personal family pictures shouldn't tax any drive.

 

:-D

 

It's not even 2TB full, slight overkill. When I built it I had a 5 year plan in mind, remember only 8.18TB is usable. It gets used for the CCTV system recording, forex, bitcoin and dropbox.

Nothing like heavy use.


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It's not even 2TB full, slight overkill. When I built it I had a 5 year plan in mind, remember only 8.18TB is usable. It gets used for the CCTV system recording, forex, bitcoin and dropbox.

Nothing like heavy use.

 

 

I would seriously consider not relying on the safety of your photos on those with data streaming to them even with the 100% redundancy.

I've seen a number of these drives just die without warning despite full smart monitoring.

The linked report shows they had drives fail, then other drives fail when the extra load of rebuilding is put on them.

They backed up elsewhere BEFORE rebuilding

 

Perhaps consider splitting them into 2 separate sets even if you need to buy a (quite cheap) second controller:

2 * mirrored drives for piccies etc giving you

4 * 1+0 for the heavy i/o streamed data (

 

 

Have you asked if you can pay the extra for upgraded drives rather than simple replacement - perhaps away from the 3TB size? to 4TB maybe preferred?

I know it seems daft to think that stuff on RAID 1+0 is not safe but if nothing else perhaps consider a small external (maybe Hitachi) usb hdd JUST for copies of your irreplaceable pictures if you aren't trusting a cloud service. They are very cheap.


I express my honestly held opinions - they are nothing more or less than that.

... Its just doing some due diligence that makes them seem unusual ...

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Interestingly it was the mirror drive of the 1st that failed 2nd.

My plan is to back up on to the drives they send me as replacements and remove them from the machine, I have a hard drive toaster I can use for periodical backup of my backed up machine :D


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