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Hai Dinh
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From: Leicester, United Kingdom
Registered: Dec 2014


 - posted 05-02-2018 02:53 AM      Profile for Hai Dinh   Email Hai Dinh   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
In my cinema I have 4 Christie CP2210 (each one connect with a dolby/dss which include 3 hdd) and a Christie Solaria one (connect with a Iomega PX4-300r also include 3 hdds)
So totally now I am using 15 hitachi ultrastar HDD (7200 rpm, sataIII 3gb/s).
The question is it necessary to use 3 HDDS for each NAS (because as I see 2HDDs are also OK)?
And Can I use another type of HDD to save money such as Seagate Barracuda?

Many thanks for your helps

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Carsten Kurz
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From: Cologne, NRW, Germany
Registered: Aug 2009


 - posted 05-02-2018 06:14 AM      Profile for Carsten Kurz   Email Carsten Kurz   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
You need three HDs, and there is a list of tested drives available from Dolby.

A slightly outdated version is in the film-tech warehouse file repository:

http://www.film-tech.com/warehouse/wareview.php?id=2037&category=2

The latest list, however is from january 2018

In general, on the Dolby DSS, you should be able to use any NAS capable drive, e.g. WD RED.

- Carsten

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