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  1. A "home" network is very subjective at this point. I for one am not running a 4-node vSAN cluster on my home network which requires 10Gb. Is this the norm? Certainly not. But I do expect home users to continue to push the envelope with regard to their home networks especially as cord cutting and home automation becomes more and more popular. I can tell you this, now that I've been running 10Gb on my home network, everytime I'm at work my file transfers feel SOOOOO slow. You get used to the speed quickly. It's just like when you buy a new TV. There's a reason they say to always buy the biggest TV you can afford that doesn't look ridiculous in the room, it's because you get used to the size so quickly.
  2. Do you need the power of an E5? The new wave of Xeon D boards (I just picked up 3) come with dual SFP+ and a build in LSI controller capable of connecting 16 drives to via 4 onboard SAS connectors. Furthermore the D-1587 offers 16-cores and competes very nicely with many of the E5 chips at 65w.
  3. In small quantities I can understand fearing the warranty status of the external drives. But for those looking to stock their large NAS' with these, the choice isn't as simple. If you have $2,000 to spend on drives, you can buy 8 of the externals. You can't even buy 6 of the "full warranty" drives for that. So for anyone who needs 6 drives for example, you're getting 2 spare drives for less money then the person just buying 6 full warranty drives.
  4. The Seagates are still a far better value for UnRAID setups at $220 per drive thus $27.50 per TB IMO. I have 8 of them in each of my servers (main and backup) and they have been working great.
  5. Now available on Amazon. http://www.amazon.com/Red-8TB-Hard-Disk-Drive/dp/B01BYLY4DM/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1458250651&sr=8-1&keywords=wd+red+8tb
  6. This is really really such a big thing... The average raid set wil be TOAST if more then an allowed amount of drives fail.. That terrifies me... Its why I run RAID10 at work with spare disks on a shelf.. The simple ability to pull drives out of my enclosure and just put them in a windows box and read them is such a big selling point for me.. But... to each his own.. Some people might be extremy scared of bitrot and not worry about the other thing... To me personally that is weird, like having earthquake insurance for your house but building fires indoors on your table.. Agreed. I have a backup of my important data (non-media) to a local USB external drive on the premises. I also have a cloud backup of that same important data. I also have my entire UnRAID array (56TB) mirrored to a second UnRAID array off-site via VPN connection. To me, having a good backup plan puts my mind at ease much more than bitrot protection does.
  7. Not really... just like a smartphone that doesn't make reliable calls... when it's prime directive is to be a PHONE, the rest of the stuff is just a toy. But who are you to determine what UnRAID's "prime directive" is? Sounds like you decided that in your own head. Oh my, let's see..... yeah, that'd be the CUSTOMER Don't tell my ya'll learned nothing from the tech bubble at the turn of the century! You're not making sense. What have YOU (the customer) decided UnRAID's primary purpose is?
  8. Not really... just like a smartphone that doesn't make reliable calls... when it's prime directive is to be a PHONE, the rest of the stuff is just a toy. But who are you to determine what UnRAID's "prime directive" is? Sounds like you decided that in your own head.
  9. Not sure about the 8TB version but they have a 16TB Duo they just released for pre-order (same ship date as the 8TB WD Red drives themselves) and you can see on the Overview tab that they use the Red Drives. My Book Duo OK. Thanks. It's just that you said in your OP, which is why I asked. Yea that was just an assumption based on what I had seen on another forum but it hasn't been confirmed.
  10. Not sure about the 8TB version but they have a 16TB Duo they just released for pre-order (same ship date as the 8TB WD Red drives themselves) and you can see on the Overview tab that they use the Red Drives. My Book Duo
  11. There are no mini-itx boards that support E5 v2 chips but there is one that supports v3 chips if you were able to make a trade for the newer chip. http://www.asrockrack.com/general/productdetail.asp?Model=EPC612D4I#Specifications
  12. Just an FYI for anyone about to build a new server that WD has finally released their Red series drives in 8TB capacity. You can pre-order them here (they ship on 4/5 apparently) for $350. However you can also purchase their new 8TB My Book External Drive for $250 which has an 8TB Red drive in it. However my assumption is you would not get warranty support on the drive if removed from the external enclosure.
  13. Does anyone know how (if it's possible) to startup a previously installed docker (mainly Linuxserver.io dockers) without Internet access?
  14. How does one download a smart report for a failed drive? When I try it the report just reads the following: "Smartctl open device: /dev/sdf failed: No such device"