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Posted 15th Jul

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Western digital mybook duo 16tb hard drive

Contains 2x WD Reds - that can be removed and warranty kept on them

Perfect for putting into a bigger NAS/RAID system etc

Thanks

P.S - my first post in the past few years
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I am curious about building my own NAS. I've been considering using WD reds, and this would make for a cheaper option. However I'm concerned that if I was to remove the drives and one / both failed how would I claim on the warranty, surely it would be voided when you remove the drives from the outer case? (I'm assuming that the outer case needs to be broken to access the drives)

I believe these don’t have to be broken to shuck, the reason being that you can easily replace one of the drives if one fails. So no warranty worries, just register your purchase on the WD site and apply for RMA if you have any problems.
What ElBuc said - you get a little clip in the box that enables you to legitimately open the housing and remove the hard drives (Reds) individually - these can then be registered as individual drives separately (for warranty purposes)
Okay thanks guys, and are these the same as the standard WD 5400rpm Reds?
FrattonPark15/07/2019 21:51

the same as the standard WD 5400rpm Reds?


The one I bought in March had 2 WD80EFAX, which now live in my Synology DS1019.
BGF15/07/2019 23:17

The one I bought in March had 2 WD80EFAX, which now live in my Synology …The one I bought in March had 2 WD80EFAX, which now live in my Synology DS1019.


Mine too (but in my UNRAID server) - with 5 other 4tb reds.(hence the post)
How does this compare with 16tb prices before. Cannot get camelcamelcamel to tell me.
Not sure if this is a belting price or just above average deal.
ned.ford16/07/2019 17:26

How does this compare with 16tb prices before. Cannot get camelcamelcamel …How does this compare with 16tb prices before. Cannot get camelcamelcamel to tell me.


pretty sure its go to about 400 after the deal - at one point a few months ago it was at 480ish
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glancy15/07/2019 20:55

What ElBuc said - you get a little clip in the box that enables you to …What ElBuc said - you get a little clip in the box that enables you to legitimately open the housing and remove the hard drives (Reds) individually - these can then be registered as individual drives separately (for warranty purposes)


So I took the plunge and ordered 3 of the 16tb units. That's 48tb. I just need to decide whether to run RAID 5 giving me 40tb or RAID 6 for better redundancy but limiting me to only 32tb
For the record (incase anyone was thinking you don’t actually get branded reds in this 16tb) 2x these
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FrattonPark17/07/2019 10:05

So I took the plunge and ordered 3 of the 16tb units. That's 48tb. I just …So I took the plunge and ordered 3 of the 16tb units. That's 48tb. I just need to decide whether to run RAID 5 giving me 40tb or RAID 6 for better redundancy but limiting me to only 32tb


What system are you putting these in? Synap? Qnap? Unraid? Other
glancy18/07/2019 08:22

What system are you putting these in? Synap? Qnap? Unraid? Other


I’ve not yet fully decided. However it’s unlikely I’ll purchase a off the shelf NAS in favour of building my own. Still deliberating over ECC vs non ECC for the ram and using FreeNas over something like Emby, Ubuntu or Unraid.
FrattonPark18/07/2019 08:37

I’ve not yet fully decided. However it’s unlikely I’ll purchase a off the s …I’ve not yet fully decided. However it’s unlikely I’ll purchase a off the shelf NAS in favour of building my own. Still deliberating over ECC vs non ECC for the ram and using FreeNas over something like Emby, Ubuntu or Unraid.


I started with off the shelf (Qnap) - about 10 years ago, then with that running - realising i couldnt expand much - i ended up buying HP Microservers (n54l) i used unraid and another one with unraid (Low Power) - though at this point i was running 3 servers - no virtualisation set up, then i decided to take a little plunge and buy an octocore processor (albeit low powered) with 32gb RAM and a case for 12 drives - with the newer (at the time) unraid 6.0 i had cache drives etc.. - now i want some hard core xeon thing - and ideally put all the drives into one system and conserve my electricity usage... plus i need to rethink my plex transcoding as it really is wearing down my SSDs - i tried to set it to use my RAM - but that didnt work :-(
Whatever server you choose - when you put your disks in, ideally you should do what is known as a preclear - which reads the disks fully, then writes empty blocks, then deletes the blocks - it takes a long time on an 8tb drive, but if you value the data on the drive and want to avoid drive errors in the future - i definitely advise it.... (it may be called something other than preclear on other systems)38099947-Kn52T.jpg
Edited by: "glancy" 18th Jul
5hrs later and im 45% in of the 1st stage (of 5)
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