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#3001 OFFLINE   drh

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Posted 05 September 2014 - 09:56 AM

At the risk of irritating the forum gods, I will cross post this question here, as many of you did not see it where in it's own thread.

Anyone try a wd black enterprise series drive, perhaps a wd2000fyyz in a raid 1 configuration in a sans digital mr2ut+ esata enclosure?
I presently have two mr2ut enclosures 1 with 2 wd red 3 tb efrx drives in raid1. Am now getting lots of delays from the Hr34 series dvr. Drives now running about 50% full. Wd says raid should use enterprise spec drives because of error correction circuit in lesser series drives cause delays. Was thinking that this may be the reason I am experiencing occasional delays.

Question 2: not having swapped out any drives in the mr2ut enclosures, with success, what is the procedure to retain the current programming? I think the enclosures are "hot swappable" and that I just take one drive out, while the system is up and running, and put in a new drive. Wait for it to populate and replace the second original drive the same way. Is this correct? The last time I tried replacing a suspecious drive with a new one, I ended up loosing everything. But I did power down the system before I swapped out one drive.

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#3002 OFFLINE   Rich

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Posted 05 September 2014 - 11:00 AM

Time for RunnerFL to pop up with the correct answer.

 

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#3003 OFFLINE   P Smith

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Posted 05 September 2014 - 11:24 AM

At the risk of irritating the forum gods, I will cross post this question here, as many of you did not see it where in it's own thread.

Anyone try a wd black enterprise series drive, perhaps a wd2000fyyz in a raid 1 configuration in a sans digital mr2ut+ esata enclosure?
I presently have two mr2ut enclosures 1 with 2 wd red 3 tb efrx drives in raid1. Am now getting lots of delays from the Hr34 series dvr. Drives now running about 50% full. Wd says raid should use enterprise spec drives because of error correction circuit in lesser series drives cause delays. Was thinking that this may be the reason I am experiencing occasional delays.

Question 2: not having swapped out any drives in the mr2ut enclosures, with success, what is the procedure to retain the current programming? I think the enclosures are "hot swappable" and that I just take one drive out, while the system is up and running, and put in a new drive. Wait for it to populate and replace the second original drive the same way. Is this correct? The last time I tried replacing a suspecious drive with a new one, I ended up loosing everything. But I did power down the system before I swapped out one drive.

to q#1: all the new variants of RAID enclosures and drives will never would be covered - you are a pioneer and on your own; I would test your RAID on PC, measures by IOmeter throughput, test recovery, etc

to q#2: if internal RAID controller is working, then it wouldn't be matter when you replace failed HDD or imitating the problem, same for powering off/on


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#3004 OFFLINE   Rich

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Posted 05 September 2014 - 11:27 AM

Next?

 

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Posted 05 September 2014 - 11:32 AM

Time for RunnerFL to pop up with the correct answer.

 

Rich 

 

I already answered in his other thread.  :)


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#3006 OFFLINE   Rich

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Posted 05 September 2014 - 11:41 AM

I already answered in his other thread.  :)

 

Ah, no disputes with Mr. Smith?  Not that I'm trying to stir the pot or anything like that.... :rolling:

 

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Posted 05 September 2014 - 11:49 AM

yeah, yeah ... :)



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Posted 05 September 2014 - 12:00 PM

yeah, yeah ... :)

 

Well, I know how tight the two of you are....

 

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Posted 05 September 2014 - 12:12 PM

my time in server rooms is in a past ...



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Posted 05 September 2014 - 01:27 PM

my time in server rooms is in a past ...

 

Same here, I just run them now.  I have people that actually go into them for me.


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#3011 OFFLINE   P Smith

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Posted 05 September 2014 - 10:44 PM

I'm glad I don't need to go inside and do not manage those ppl ... my life is much better when I'm on my own schedule and tasks !



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Posted 07 September 2014 - 03:55 PM

Finally upgrading this week from our HR20-700. I have been using an ESATA for several years (MX-1 and a WD green) with no issues. I've read through several pages of this thread and have a few questions about what to use for the ESATA on the HR44

 

1. Drives: I've read posts about each of these drives: WD Green WD30EZRX (NOT UERS), WD Purple WD30PURX, and WD Red/Red Pro WD3001FFSX/WD30EFRX. Which of these is the most recommended?

2. Enclosure:  Antec MX-1 or the Thermaltake Max5

 

Thanks!


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Posted 07 September 2014 - 07:14 PM

Finally upgrading this week from our HR20-700. I have been using an ESATA for several years (MX-1 and a WD green) with no issues. I've read through several pages of this thread and have a few questions about what to use for the ESATA on the HR44

 

1. Drives: I've read posts about each of these drives: WD Green WD30EZRX (NOT UERS), WD Purple WD30PURX, and WD Red/Red Pro WD3001FFSX/WD30EFRX. Which of these is the most recommended?

2. Enclosure:  Antec MX-1 or the Thermaltake Max5

 

Thanks!

 

I can't tell you "best" but I just hooked up a WD Purple, 3T, with the Thermaltake Max5, with the HR44, and it works great and took about two minutes to connect it and get it running (once I initialized the drive on my PC.)



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Posted 08 September 2014 - 06:58 PM

Im using a red drive from wd 4tb and its been great so far






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