I hate my server, some time ago the Gygalan connection failed, and I had to buy a new board.
Yesterday was the time for the 2 units of 3TB in Raid 1.
2 unit of Barracudas ( damn fish now I hate it even more ) that decided to fail almos at same time ( really makes sense cos they were in Raid 1 ) they had maybe a bit more than 2 years of life.
Conclussion, don’t use standard consumer’s drives if you gonna give them a hard use ( edditing video, lots of frames reading etc.. ) theyr durability drops terribly fast.
So my new purchase is a Seagate Constellation 2TB ( no raid this time ) that has a warranty of 5years, and it’s has been designed to be online 24/7 not like the barracuda consumers crap that they are made to be used arround 7h a day.
Then for the extra copy I will use a cloud solution paid monthly, the cost is more or less the same to have a local HDD ( paid in 1 year ) so, not bad solution… the bad thing is the first upload of all the data, take sooo slow even with Optical Fiber.
I asked to the online shop to send it with a nice protection! because before I was buying a HDD to amazon, and was broken :\ so was really anoying.
The good thing of all the day, is that 3 copys of all the ingoing projects is necesary, if you don’t want to cry later. :)