Turning a Rasberry Pi into a media sever with Plex:
I am practically drooling over that great price he paid for that 8 TB hard drive. When he says "as long as Raspberry Pi is online" when it comes to Plex the various devices can connect to it. So does that mean the internet has to be running; you can't just the router stream it around? I would rather be offline and streaming. Though I have to learn all these things because as much as I want to have a media server and a raspberry pi and the list goes on; I have other things that come before these luxuries.
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Last edited by jagabo; 18th Dec 2020 at 10:13.
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I write the date on the drive at the moment I install it and it goes into service...the date on this one was September 2011.
I was having problems mounting the drive on about half of the boots, so I decided better safe than sorry and replaced it, although I do regular full image backups of all drives.
Sometimes you get lucky and end up with a quite resilient piece of hardware.
HDDs got a lot cheaper (along with the capacities going way up), and so must be being manufactured a lot cheaper. The point of my post was my wondering whether these could still have the sort of durability I experienced with those mentioned above ? A partial answer may be that in all the many WD Black (Made in Thailand) internal HDDs -- and also the portable ones, like the Passport series -- which I've been buying for years, I have not had any failures. But then none of these are being run 24/7 . . . .
[Those full image backups of important boot or storage drives is a very good idea. I do that, but could and probably should do it more often.]
Last edited by Seeker47; 19th Dec 2020 at 12:36.