Question Nas drive failed can i use this type

dacons

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Feb 23, 2016
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So my Thecus N3200xxx stopped allowing me in from my mounted drive folders ,so upon a quick interrogation one of my 3 WD black drives have failed ,so I was wondering if I can swap them bit by bit to reds ,ie replace the dead drive rebuild the another and rebuild and the last one.
My concern is that the drive speeds are different which may cause a conflict.
Tbh I dont know a huge amount about the Thecus enclosure it was a recommendation so I dont know if its adaptive ie reduces the speed of the others to compensate etc.

Any advice would be appreciated
 

popatim

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Your plan shoudl work but willplace the drives under stress from the heavy & long read write session, which may induce one of the other drives to fail. Your first priority should be to backup the important data. If you already have it all backed up then just replace all the drives at once and then restore. this will be much much faster then 3 rebuild sessions.


The speed difference is not an issue., the drive controller will manage the rebuild.
7200 rpm drives (200MB/s+) drives weren't really necessary for a NAS since a gigabit network tops out at just over 100MB/s . Theoretical max is 125, I get about 108.
 

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