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News The Black Dwarf 16TB NAS

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Sifter3000, 10 May 2010.

  1. Iorek

    Iorek New Member

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    I assume the raid 'grunt' is being done via the Atom CPU though, I don't think that is hardware raid.

    Combined with Raid 0 having no redundancy which that box does have (and thus the overheads for that)

    Read / write performance - I don't know if thats RAW performace, or done on top of a file system, if so what file system / what OS - and overheads that that puts in too?
     
  2. dark_avenger

    dark_avenger Well-Known Member

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    With that many drives I would have thought RAID6 or RAID50 would be a better choice?

    Either way is a very nice build :thumb:
     
  3. Cupboard

    Cupboard I'm not a modder.

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    That's a nice looking thing, and the video is great.

    The bits where the other cameras seem to slide around amuse me. And I think I counted an SLR and two video cameras in addition to the time lapse one? One well documented build!
     
  4. Star*Dagger

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    Thats alot of Amy Reid videos!!!
     
  5. stonedsurd

    stonedsurd Is a cackling Yuletide Belgian

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    I would sell my soul for a workshop like that.
     
  6. rickysio

    rickysio N900 | HJE900

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    He has a RAID slot in card?

    There should be something handling RAID on the card itself - there's a HS on the card.
     
  7. Iorek

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    I didn't look too much into the card, I just know most "affordable" ones used to rely on the general CPU to do some fo the work, where as true hardware ones would offload all the work to a dedicated processor.

    I can't comment on that card, I've never tried it :)
     
  8. Berius

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    You can have my workshop in exchange for your soul... :D
     
  9. Tulatin

    Tulatin The Froggy Poster

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    All the raid card really does is bundles up the drives and addresses commands to them, but it doesn't really do much of the processing. You need a much more expensive card for that.
     
  10. JustLeigh

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    Um, I'm a novice admittedly, but shouldn't there be some kinda cushioning between the drives to dampen down vibrations?
     
  11. airchie

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    I think RAID 6 might have been better.
    At least he could survive the loss of two disks with a small loss in overall capacity and write performance.

    I have to say I don't like the idea of using 8 different branded drives.
    I'd rather have them all the same as well.
    To me, adding drives from several Manufacturers is like adding more drives to a RAID0 array, just increasing the chances of having an issue.
    I understand there's always the risk of a firmware issue taking out all the drives but it's not really likely is it?
    Even the Seagate one was recoverable (albeit with sending your drives in for repair) and all the drives wouldn't die at exactly the same time.

    But, more importantly, frikkin awesome skills (modding and video editing) and yeah, I'd love to have a workshop like that too. :)
     
  12. Tulatin

    Tulatin The Froggy Poster

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    The main reason for "other manufacturers" is so that you can make sure to get drives from different batches, as drives of similar batches can fail at similar times. It's a very bad thing having many drives fail at once
     
  13. rickysio

    rickysio N900 | HJE900

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    They're WD Caviar Green drives. Probably one of the most silent and low vibration drives on the market.
     
  14. JustLeigh

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    That explains that then. Thanks! :)
     
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