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WD red for home server system?

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Reds are good because: 

  • They're officially rated to be run alongside multiple drives (better vibration/heat tolerance) 
  • They're officially rated for 24/7 use
  • Support for TLER (which prevents drives from being dropped from a RAID array because of a nothing error)

So i'm in the process of building a home server that will run a single instance of ubuntu server, which will then launch a few different services (crashplan backup server, Plex server, general storage, etc.) via docker containers. I plan to use RAID 10. For this purpose, would WD red HDDs do anything for me? the only thing I can see on their marketing is that they are very compatible with existing NAS systems, but since I'm building mine from a desktop configuraiton (e.g. a desktop cpu and a bunch of drives connected via sata running a desktop OS), would I get any benefit from reds? What drive type would you recommend for this use case? 

Gaming build:

CPU: i7-7700k (5.0ghz, 1.312v)

GPU(s): Asus Strix 1080ti OC (~2063mhz)

Memory: 32GB (4x8) DDR4 G.Skill TridentZ RGB 3000mhz

Motherboard: Asus Prime z270-AR

PSU: Seasonic Prime Titanium 850W

Cooler: Custom water loop (420mm rad + 360mm rad)

Case: Be quiet! Dark base pro 900 (silver)
Primary storage: Samsung 960 evo m.2 SSD (500gb)

Secondary storage: Samsung 850 evo SSD (250gb)

 

Server build:

OS: Ubuntu server 16.04 LTS (though will probably upgrade to 17.04 for better ryzen support)

CPU: Ryzen R7 1700x

Memory: Ballistix Sport LT 16GB

Motherboard: Asrock B350 m4 pro

PSU: Corsair CX550M

Cooler: Cooler master hyper 212 evo

Storage: 2TB WD Red x1, 128gb OCZ SSD for OS

Case: HAF 932 adv

 

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Yes REDS are rated for NAS work

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My Build: Xeon 2630L V, RX 560 2gb, 8gb ddr4 1866, EVGA 450BV 

My Laptop #1: i3-5020U, 8gb of DDR3, Intel HD 5500

 

 

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Reds are great for 24/7 use and provide pretty good speed as well.

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Reds are good because: 

  • They're officially rated to be run alongside multiple drives (better vibration/heat tolerance) 
  • They're officially rated for 24/7 use
  • Support for TLER (which prevents drives from being dropped from a RAID array because of a nothing error)

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Gaming Build | FreeNAS Server

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i5-4690k || Seidon 240m || GTX780 ACX || MSI Z97s SLI Plus || 8GB 2400mhz || 250GB 840 Evo || 1TB WD Blue || H440 (Black/Blue) || Windows 10 Pro || Dell P2414H & BenQ XL2411Z || Ducky Shine Mini || Logitech G502 Proteus Core

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FreeNAS 9.3 - Stable || Xeon E3 1230v2 || Supermicro X9SCM-F || 32GB Crucial ECC DDR3 || 3x4TB WD Red (JBOD) || SYBA SI-PEX40064 sata controller || Corsair CX500m || NZXT Source 210.

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I use 4 x 2TB WD Reds in my NAS and they work great. Fast, reliable, and never get that hot.

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Even outside of NAS setups I recommend WD Red's; they're just better quality drives all around.  

 

When it come to NAS they really shine.  You can feel the difference between a blue and red drive just by touching it while they're working.

 

 

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