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Offline TonP

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Re: SATA 5TB / 6 TB compatibility with X3D Series
« Reply #30 on: May 10, 2015, 11:36:34 am »
It is not a question of whether a hdd will fail, but when!
Even a flash card can fail, as I found out during my last holiday trip, it costed me the first 100 pictures.
Don't take any risk with your digital data, a NAS in a raid configuration will automatically copy every bit you write to it.
Manual backups will always lack behind.

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Re: SATA 5TB / 6 TB compatibility with X3D Series
« Reply #31 on: May 11, 2015, 08:36:21 am »
Thankyou for the information jer1956, :)

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Re: Re: SATA 5TB / 6 TB compatibility with X3D Series
« Reply #32 on: May 12, 2015, 05:09:41 am »
It is not a question of whether a hdd will fail, but when!
Even a flash card can fail, as I found out during my last holiday trip, it costed me the first 100 pictures.
Don't take any risk with your digital data, a NAS in a raid configuration will automatically copy every bit you write to it.
Manual backups will always lack behind.
Well said!
Read the  Mede8er 400X/500X Beginners Guide
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Offline Matt Kirby

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Re: SATA 5TB / 6 TB compatibility with X3D Series
« Reply #33 on: July 09, 2015, 01:40:08 pm »
I put this WD HDD (WD60EZRX) in it, formated it twice-> it works but yesterday a recognized this problem

http://www.mede8erforum.com/index.php/topic,16457.0.html

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any other HDDs that are supported ?

Offline capitanharlock

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Re: SATA 5TB / 6 TB compatibility with X3D Series
« Reply #34 on: September 05, 2015, 11:53:30 am »
Any news on 8TB hd compatibility (i.e. Seagate ST8000AS0002)?
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Re: SATA 5TB / 6 TB compatibility with X3D Series
« Reply #35 on: December 28, 2015, 10:08:05 am »
I have mede8er 800 with an internal 3tb disk wich is full
 Also I have two external drives with 4 tb  almost full

My first question:
  these WD50EZRX = 5TB and  WD60EZRX = 6TB drives are compatible in the same mede8er 800?

Second question: can a hub for the USB ports  add more external drives?

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Re: SATA 5TB / 6 TB compatibility with X3D Series
« Reply #36 on: December 28, 2015, 11:19:13 am »
The problem is bigger drives are not meant for PVR devices. Sanji can't test every drive coming out. 

Once you need  more than 3tb shift to a real NAS whose hardware is designed to host big server/nas drives.  You can then also enable disk failure management. 6tg of valuable media on a single drive is not a good idea.

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Re: SATA 5TB / 6 TB compatibility with X3D Series
« Reply #37 on: January 04, 2016, 01:39:34 pm »
Any news on 8TB hd compatibility (i.e. Seagate ST8000AS0002)?
 :)
Quoting myself I can confirm that the above Seagate 8TB hd works like a charm, when inserted and formatted in the Mede8er 1000.
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Re: SATA 5TB / 6 TB compatibility with X3D Series
« Reply #38 on: February 24, 2016, 12:22:58 pm »
I'm using the WD60EZRX for 3-4 months now in MED800X3D (filled with 4,6 TB at the moment) and works perfectly; very low noise and not getting warm inside the player.
React perhaps a little bit slower than the 4TB version I had before, but surely not disturbing, he's playing everything smoothly.

Apparently someone here is using a Seagate 8TB... comments about the use after a longer period welcome (Performance, speed, noise, heat...), Thx

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Re: SATA 5TB / 6 TB compatibility with X3D Series
« Reply #39 on: April 30, 2016, 08:25:05 pm »
Manual backups will always lack behind.

Sorry to bring this back up but RAID is not the same as a backup! Having your NAS perform a backup to another drive is fine but don't ever say RAID is better than backups because it isn't.

Plenty of reasons why redundancy and backups are different things, for example, http://serverfault.com/questions/2888/why-is-raid-not-a-backup

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Re: SATA 5TB / 6 TB compatibility with X3D Series
« Reply #40 on: May 01, 2016, 07:21:49 am »
Well, is was about a year ago I said this, but it still stands as far as I am concerned.
I was talking about "manual" backups, the kind of backup that people do by getting a USB-stick or a USB disk out and copying data from their single disk once every week or month, if they don't forget it.
Nothing wrong here ofcourse, it's everybody's own choice.
But an automated backup is better than a backup that you need to think about.
A RAID will do a big first part of keeping your data safe and believe me, I had a disk failure in my NAS some time ago and didn't loose anything thanks to RAID.
But to be complete, I keep a full copy of everything on my NAS on seperate smaller disks that I keep in an easy to grab box and even store that in another location away from home when I leave the house for a longer period.
I also keep a USB stick with me for the stuff that can't be reproduced like ripped disks and will be a disaster to loose.
So yes, RAID is not better than (automated) backups, it is a first step in my chain.
And last but not least: a safe storage of your data will cost you, so it is up to everybody to decide how much they value their data and how much insurrance they want.
OK, this has become offtopic by now, maybe we should close this or start a new topic? :)
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Offline tijgert

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Re: SATA 5TB / 6 TB compatibility with X3D Series
« Reply #41 on: May 07, 2016, 05:35:08 pm »
It stands as far as you're concerned, but then you backpedal on that near the end of your reply... Why not just admit that you were wrong and that a NAS is not as safe as a backup? Period.
No matter how you look at it, RAID is never ever a backup. A backup is a backup and once you've experienced a RAID failure you'll be that much the wiser (and sadder probably).

Smart people always have separate copies of important files. I for one choose to have 2 6TB drives for all my media. One master and one copy, safe from fire, theft, electrical overloads and what not because it is stored in a nice metal case far away from anything dangerous. Like in my X10003D I have a 6TB drive in there and once in a while I sync that with the off-line drive for backup.

A NAS is nice, a backup is nicer.

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Re: SATA 5TB / 6 TB compatibility with X3D Series
« Reply #42 on: May 07, 2016, 06:15:02 pm »
Well, if you define a backup as physical storage seperate from the primary storage, then you are right.
For me a NAS with RAID is a form of automated and immediate backup on two seperate disks (=redundancy).
A manual backup is only safer than a NAS if you don't forget to make a backup, you do it often enough, don't forget to store your backup in a safe place, etc.
Like I said, I am using a NAS for the immediate double storage in a RAID configuration and I make backups of that regularly and manually.
I use both therefore and for me they both have their pro's and that I am combining.




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Re: SATA 5TB / 6 TB compatibility with X3D Series
« Reply #43 on: May 07, 2016, 07:33:02 pm »
Raid is about risk reduction , not security in terms of total failure. But considering most people don't even think about risk, raid is better than dumping everything on the one disk in the player. 8tb on a single disk.....balmy.

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Re: SATA 5TB / 6 TB compatibility with X3D Series
« Reply #44 on: June 05, 2016, 10:33:00 pm »
You really have done great job.well done.
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