[zfs-discuss] zfs-discuss Digest, Vol 43, Issue 3

Maurice Volaski support at fluxsoft.com
Wed Nov 7 09:35:58 EST 2018

> IMO, disks much over 4TB are bad news. I suggest you stick with 4TB disks.
> Avoid shingled or helium filled disks, or those under 7200rpm. Consult last
> few years worth of Backblaze statistics when choosing the disk brand and
> model to get.

I believe no answer has been given as to why one should avoid > 4TB drives (or helium-filled disks for that matter). Interestingly, the latest backblaze stats recommend helium-based models.

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