Well, the WD Reds are usually pretty good.
Seagate NAS (aka "Ironwolf") drives are a good option.
If you want cheap, large capacity storage, Seagate Archive drives are fantastic, but they have some poor write performance.
Looking for recommendations for 6TB+ HDDs. I am running WHS 2011, no Raid, server is left on 24x7. Mostly used for media streaming and client backups. Had a WD 4TB red fail and the RMA replacement from WD is showing SMART CRC errors after 4 months. Thanks!
When I was running Server 2016 TP, I was running with the Essentials role installed. I decided to go back to WHS 2011 as neither Server 2012 or 2016 have anything new that I need and both consumed more resources on my relatively old hardware. Thanks for the tip about SeaFile.
OK made some progress. Looks like one has to change the Windows10 clients to access the WSE-2016 DNS. So in windows 10 I go to networks, bring up the adaptor setting. Bring up "Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IvP4) and instead of "Obtain the DNS address automatically" change it to always get the DNS address on the WSE-2016 (found with ipconfig).
Then within Windows I use System, about, and Join the server DOMAIN. It now works
I can then see the Server files and the server can see the Windows 10 shared files.
There are still problems however.
When I reboot the Windows 10 client. I have a brand new user screen with only some of my original desktop icons showing. Do I have to essentially rebuild up everything on my desktop again!
Question: Is the not a way to have my original desktop appear when I am joined to the Domain.
Second since there will be times when the server is off I used the router static DNS IP address as the alternative address in the above dialog box of the Windows10 clients. Seems to work since the client can access the internet even with the WSE 2016 off.
Here is my second question. I have a few home laptops as well. If I force the DNS to the server what happens when I travel. Do I have to manually go into the laptop network adaptor settings and change things back to the “Obtain DNS automatically” each time?
There has got to be a better way. Anybody have any ideas.