New Hard Drive for Bubba 2 (B2)

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beatgr
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New Hard Drive for Bubba 2 (B2)

Post by beatgr » 10 Sep 2014, 11:59

I have reached the capacity of my reliable B2, SO it is time to upgrade the Hard Drive.

2, 3 and 4 TB hard drives are readily available from Western Digital (now color coded).
What is the best choice for:
"Color type" (Green, Red, Black) and Size (2, 3 or 4 TB) given the B2 hardware configuration?

g. beat
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Ubi
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Re: New Hard Drive for Bubba 2 (B2)

Post by Ubi » 10 Sep 2014, 13:26

The red is your best option. It uses less power than the green and is better suited for the usage (look for other threads in this forum). The black is for datacenters only as it requires active cooling to survive.

beatgr
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New Hard Drive for Bubba 2 (B2)

Post by beatgr » 10 Sep 2014, 13:43

The hard drive limit for Bubba 2 (B2) is 2 TB ???

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Gordon
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Re: New Hard Drive for Bubba 2 (B2)

Post by Gordon » 10 Sep 2014, 14:13

That is reasonable to assume, yes. Support for higher capacity disks will no doubt require a new uboot and it will be far from simple to create one with the proper settings applied and make it work at the first attempt. You probably don't want to risk it.

beatgr
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Re: New Hard Drive for Bubba 2 (B2)

Post by beatgr » 11 Sep 2014, 13:26

I installed a new Western Digital 2TB RED (NAS) hard drive, part number: WD20EFRX
then installed (and updated) the Bubba 2 image.

Appears to be working fine, now with 4 times the storage !
I noticed that the WD hard drive is quieter and cooler (40-42 degrees C) in operation.

g. beat
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