Building the new storage server is a major pain in the neck. I had so many issues, problems, regrets I never had before. Just to buy the 6TB disks caused so much trouble even a young Jedi had to feel it from across the Galaxy.
So first I bought a 6TB used WD Gold disk for a very good price. It was used, so I bought only one, planned to buy more if the quality is ok. And it was, it was cheap, true, it arrived from the US real slow, but it worked perfectly. No issues found by the smartctl either. Except... except the seller immediately disabled my country, they are not selling to me any more. Maybe they realized the delivery to the EU is too expensive...
Then I bought one more, used, from the US. 6TB, used... Well, it was broken. It reported a lot of recoverable errors, the server immediately put a yellow exclamation mark beside the disk. That is not acceptable right? That's a disaster.
So I sent it back, I got my money back after 4 or 6 weeks. Well, it is still not on my credit card, but eBay says that's just the delay of the bank. Lot of work, weeks of waiting and at the end nothing to show for it.
Right... then I decided I will not buy from "over the ocean", I will not buy second hand, I will buy new from my country, from Hungary, from an "official" site. It was a bit expensive, but I bought 2 new 6TB to begin with. Toshiba, that was cheaper than the others, should work right?
Yes, they arrived in 2 days, they work, they nice, everything. Built a little 3x6TB RAID 5 virtual disk for test, works nice. Time to buy some more of the same... except the company removed these disks from their page. Maybe they sold the last 2 to me? Or they just read my blog and wanted to pull my leg? To see how far I will go? Guys, is this a test? Someone is watching me, right? Right?