Right now I have
1.5TB WD green
I have a bunch of 1.5TB seagates sitting around…but…
I could get a 2TB WD green for $160’s
A hatachi 2TB for $140’s
A seagate 2TB for $150’s
A samsung 2TB for $170’s
Which should I get to replace the 750GB seagate?[hr]
BTW: my drobo is a secondary offsite back up and I was wondering why it was taking HOURS to backup 700MB files. They I remembered the 80% thing. I think that drobo dash should warn you.
If I would be in your situation and I had a bunch of 1.5TB seagates sitting around, then I would replace 750G with 1.5TB drive, because adding just one 2TB drive in place of a 750GB drive will not gain more usable space.
To get even more space you must replace more than one drive.
You are saying that like I don’t know how drobo works. I guess since the old forums are lost, then I’m like a newb here, but I was posting on the old forums for a year.
If I remove the 750 and put in a 2TB, then the usable space would go up 500GB.
Total drive size, minus largest drive.
I also can only replace one drive at a time.
I’m just posting to ask about what brand people suggest getting that is more reliable.
ha! I just ran useless seagate tools against all 6 of my 1.5TB 7200.11.
One doesn’t power on.
One fails all tests.
One failed a couple tests.
Two passed all tests.
One cause seatools to never work again.
I’m pissed that with buying 6 1.5TB 7200.11, I’ve gone through 13 drives and never gotten them to work right. So after back and forth with the tech support, what is the only thing that I can do? yep, send them back and again get refurbished 1.5TB that are going to fail on me again. I’m thinking of taking my 6x1.5TB drives and putting them up on ebay.
I just pulled a 1.5TB WD green out of my QNAP and swapped the 750GB seagate with it.
Here is the weird thing, I was only at 73% capacity in my drobo.
I thought it slowed down at 80% full?[hr]
it says 6hrs to rebuild.
let’s see about that.