2.5 Admins 01: ZFS love-fest

In our first episode, Allan Jude, Jim Salter, and Joe Ressington discuss Amazon cutting affiliate rates, SMR hard drives, and setting up off-site backups on the cheap.



Amazon reportedly planning drastic cuts to affiliate commission rates


Buyer beware—that 2TB-6TB “NAS” drive you’ve been eyeing might be SMR

Seagate says Network Attached Storage and SMR don’t mix

Western Digital admits 2TB-6TB WD Red NAS drives use shingled magnetic recording

Seagate ‘submarines’ SMR into 3 Barracuda drives and a Desktop HDD

Toshiba desktop disk drives have shingles too

Western Digital implies WD Red NAS SMR drive users are responsible for overuse problems


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Joe has ~2TB of data that should be backed up off-site. Jim and Allan discuss the best ways to do that on a low budget.

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