Pegasus R4 DIY Upgrade

Macman45

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Okay, scenario is that I currently have 4 nearly new 1TB HDD's in my R4, and it's getting full. My original plan was to sell the 4X1's ( I'm trying to) and add 4X2TB giving me an 8TB system.

BUT.....I know that this can be done with the R4 as I have spoken to their sales team who even told me to "buy enterprise from somebody else...not us" So I duly sourced HGST ( Hitachi if you prefer or sadly Seagate, cause that's who owns them now) at £106 each...not too bad I thought until I started looking around and discovered 3TB HGST still the same 64MB cache, still the same SATA 111 interface for £90.00 each.

Now on the face of it, it would seem to be a no brainer...I KNOW the controller will run with 4TB drives in it so my question is has anybody tried upgrading their unit with 3TB drives?
 

matrix07

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If the controller can run up to 4 TB. then what are you afraid of. :p

I'll have 2x2 TB. and 2x3 TB. but I don't have the Pegasus though. :)
 

Macman45

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After a little more research as something in the back of my mind was telling me that the Red's won't work....Turns out that although they are 7200 capable, they have intelispin technology which will work fine with a NAS setup, but will confuse the heck out of the controller in the R4....Back to blacks I'm afraid.