Man, piracy is expensive!
11-14-2020, 12:31 AM,
Post: #1
Man, piracy is expensive!
My 9TB LaCie 4big Quadra RAID5 (4x3TB HDDs) is full. Whodathunk 4K HDR10 content takes up that much space? I suppose I’ll have to replaceaugment it with a 24TB 5big Thunderbolt2 (5x6GB RAID5) model.
11-14-2020, 02:05 AM,
Post: #2
RE: Man, piracy is expensive!
(11-14-2020, 12:31 AM)Alien Wrote: My 9TB LaCie 4big Quadra RAID5 (4x3TB HDDs) is full. Whodathunk 4K HDR10 content takes up that much space? I suppose I’ll have to replaceaugment it with a 24TB 5big Thunderbolt2 (5x6GB RAID5) model.

I'm currently running a 24TB (4x8TB) HGST helium drive RAID-Z array on my server. Man those Helium drives are quiet.
11-14-2020, 02:27 AM, (This post was last modified: 11-14-2020, 02:28 AM by Gippy.)
Post: #3
RE: Man, piracy is expensive!
I have a 4TB USB3 (5Gbit) external raid enclosure (2 x 2TB). It works fine as it is just the storage drive, the actual downloads and post-processing happen on a 256GB SATA SSD drive left over from previous upgrades.

I prefer 4k HDR, but don't really care if we get 1080p. I keep a few favorite movies around, but mostly I just delete shit after we've watched it.
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11-14-2020, 02:28 AM,
Post: #4
RE: Man, piracy is expensive!
I just ordered the 30TB 5big. Looking forward to the performance increase over the 4big, which is connected through FW800. Sadly, it’s on backorders, though. I have a set of 5GB drives underway for the 4big, but I’ll hold off on hotswapping those out until all data has been transferred to the new 5big.
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11-14-2020, 02:33 AM,
Post: #5
RE: Man, piracy is expensive!
Got rid of my last FW connected enclosure a little while ago, felt great. FW 800 is sooooo slow.
11-14-2020, 02:36 AM,
Post: #6
RE: Man, piracy is expensive!
I remember when FW400 was the hot shit. It was even considered as a native interface for internal drives.
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11-14-2020, 02:36 AM, (This post was last modified: 11-14-2020, 02:40 AM by Gippy.)
Post: #7
RE: Man, piracy is expensive!
Same for me on getting rid of FW800. Its been a couple of years.
But now I'm eyeballing that Thunderbolt 1 enclosure as the fat kid in the race.

It'd be cool if there were some way to network enable him, but Shrug
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11-14-2020, 02:39 AM, (This post was last modified: 11-14-2020, 02:40 AM by Gippy.)
Post: #8
RE: Man, piracy is expensive!
(11-14-2020, 02:36 AM)Alien Wrote: I remember when FW400 was the hot shit. It was even considered as a native interface for internal drives.
It WAS hot shit. Made every other external feel like a carrier pigeon.
11-14-2020, 02:41 AM,
Post: #9
RE: Man, piracy is expensive!
I still have a two bay FW800 raid enclosure on the shelf. Ya know, just in case.
I need to just throw that shit away.
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11-14-2020, 02:45 AM,
Post: #10
RE: Man, piracy is expensive!
I can't wait to complain about how slow Thunderbolt 3 was.
11-14-2020, 02:47 AM,
Post: #11
RE: Man, piracy is expensive!
All but one (2.5”) of my FW drives are multi-interface and have eSATA ports. I can hang them off of my NASes if I need to. There’s also USB, but most of them are USB2, which is worse than FW400. USB3 is OK for incidental use, I suppose.
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11-14-2020, 03:01 AM,
Post: #12
RE: Man, piracy is expensive!
Oh, that reminds me, one of mine has an eStata port as well... don't have much of a use for it, but :tada:
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11-14-2020, 03:29 AM,
Post: #13
RE: Man, piracy is expensive!
I retired my 4x2TB RAID-Z eSATA array to a windows machine and it's inborn RAID management software, but holy shit is that a clusterfuck of slow.
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11-14-2020, 08:35 PM,
Post: #14
RE: Man, piracy is expensive!
Four 5TB WD drives came in the mail, yesterday. I quickly tested them (last time I ordered a set of five 3TB drives, I had to send two back), and at least they spin up and show up when connected to a Raspberry Pi. Now they’re shelved until the new LaCie arrives and I can completely rearrange the storage shelf in the server roomcloset.
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11-22-2020, 07:31 AM,
Post: #15
RE: Man, piracy is expensive!
Well, it arrived. Funnily enough, it shows up in Disk Utility as a SAS drive. Okay, whatever. I’ve started an rsync from the FW800 RAID to the TB2 one, that should hopefully be done, come morning.
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