There’s someone who’d sell me an old lacie 4big raid for 60$. I think it looks kinda cool and would be handy to connect 4HDDs to my small computer - are there any doubts from such an “old” raid? I would be using new disks ofc. The thing came out in 2009 and has USB 3.0 and esata

  • DetachablePianist@lemmy.ml
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    9 days ago

    I have seen more (client-owned) La Cie drives fail than I can remember. I wouldn’t touch their crap with a 10 foot cable. Their on-board hardware controllers are the worst, cheapest garbage I’ve encountered on the “name brand” market.

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    9 days ago

    If the drives are good, maybe. If not, you are looking at buying 4 drives from their compatibility list.

    Do you already have a storage server? I’m running TrueNAS on a computer I retired a few years ago. I have 4 1TB drives in it and am about to install a used SAS card I got from eBay for $40 to add up to 6 more. It should give me 8tb of space.