Sheldon, Roger W Roger.Sheldon at firstdata.com
Wed Jan 9 14:49:51 UTC 2013

Don't think I head of the WD red series but the Black series got great reviews. Yeh so sounds like Freenas is the way to go and ZFS is a factor in decision for me. For the placement of the drives it's gonna make some buzz 4sure and I recommended someplace else other than living room. The GD08 case holds eight 3.5 HDD's & two 2.5 SSD's and two 5.25 bays. For cooling it comes with 3x120's I believe and room for one more but u gotta buy the fan. To me sounds like the case to have for NAS/HTPC for $150ish.

Roger Sheldon

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-----Original Message-----
From: olug-bounces at olug.org [mailto:olug-bounces at olug.org] On Behalf Of Matthew Botts
Sent: Tuesday, January 08, 2013 6:19 PM
To: Omaha Linux User Group
Subject: Re: [olug] DIY NAS/HTPC

I'd like to recommend the WD red series of drives. I think Amazon still has them on some kind of sale.

On Jan 8, 2013 5:17 PM, "Obi-Wan" <obiwan at jedi.com<mailto:obiwan at jedi.com>> wrote:

> > -          Energy

> > -          Heat

> > -          # disks (sata III no SAS) minimum 5 disks

> > -          Noise


> Proper cooling for 5+ spinning disks will not be quiet.  I'd highly

> recommend separating the storage from the head unit.  Get a nice,

> small, pretty, quiet head unit for the living room, and put the big,

> loud, ugly NAS in the basement with a hard-wired GigE connection to

> the head unit.


> For drives, I recommend the Western Digital Caviar Black drives.

> They're more expensive, but they have a 5 yr warranty, and they get

> the best reviews on NewEgg.  I've used both Seagate's & WD's customer

> support for warranty returns in the last year.  Seagate was a nightmare.

> WD was a dream.  I'm not gonna touch Seagate again for a few years

> because of that experience.


> > -          NAS software (no WHS)


> Freenas will get you ZFS, if it matterns.  I've not used any of the

> dedicated NAS software myself.


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