Are Terabyte HDD still susceptible to failure? Dont want my collections to be a waste.
tfw one of my older drives doesnt sleep when inactive.
Here's what you need.
3 drives, preferably not cheap Seagate or WD green.
2 for RAID5, 1 for backup.
Learn how to use cron and rsync for the non-RAID drive.
Size doesn't matter, get any capacity you want.
Seagate has good enterprise drives, their consumer ones are very hit or miss so if you feel playing roulette, go ahead.
The rest isn't hard to learn, but you'll have to get out of your Windows comfort zone.
>2 for RAID5, 1 for backup.
This doesn't make sense. You either mean 3 disks in RAID5 or 3 disks in RAID-Z.
Anyway, don't bother with ZFS unless you have $1000 bucks to spend on a proper NAS build with ECC memory and all the bells and whistles.
mdadm or whatever is more than enough for storing anime and other general use-cases. Get more disks and go RAID6 if you're worried about failure.
I'm still lugging one 82gb one from the early 2000's. This thing was abused as swapfile for years when I played wow with 256 ram and its still working as it did back then.
On the other side seagates lost... too many to count.
Are hitachi still producing drives the way they did, that is, they weren't bought bought someone else? If the quality's not changed I might get myself a few.
Red is listed for servers for a reason, they're meant to actually be constantly spun up and are rated for less stops and starts than blacks. They trade this for a faster spin rate which is worthless to you.
If you aren't going to keep the drive constantly active get black or a hitachi drive, those are cheaper and build quality has improved a bit in the past years.
>Are Terabyte HDD still susceptible to failure?
Yes, and I imagine they will be for a long time to come. As of current, the only realistic, long-term solution to preserving fillipino flipbooks is >>124057259
You can buy a 5 TB drive for 100$.
Just replace your external drives every 3 years and you'll be fine.
Also, SSDs are getting cheap at a ridiculous rate. I've seen 256 gb Samsung 840 evo/850 Pros for like 110$
Here's your current alternative, Gramps.
Gotta get with the times.