Go Back   Hardware Canucks > HARDWARE > Storage

    
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #11 (permalink)  
Old March 13, 2012, 10:57 AM
dandelioneater's Avatar
Hall Of Fame
F@H
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Kelowna, BC
Posts: 1,114

My System Specs

Default

I have 2x1TB WD green EARS drives in raid 1. No issues and they run cool.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #12 (permalink)  
Old March 13, 2012, 12:07 PM
Top Prospect
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 199
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Masteroderus View Post
If you go WD go black.

My 1TB WD black has lasted a long time without any probelms, ever.
WD Black drive 2TB almost $180
Seagate Barrcuda 7200rpm = $120

when you buy 24 drives in a tray like me.. the $60 x 24 = $1440!

Quote:
Originally Posted by enaberif View Post
Don't need speed for RAID as your usually doing it for storage.
true dat.. but don't use Greens or Blues either

Quote:
Originally Posted by dandelioneater View Post
I have 2x1TB WD green EARS drives in raid 1. No issues and they run cool.
in your pc? i run seagate greens

-joe
Reply With Quote
  #13 (permalink)  
Old March 13, 2012, 12:28 PM
enaberif's Avatar
Hall Of Fame
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Calgahree, AB
Posts: 10,657
Default

Greens and Blues are absolutely FINE to use in RAID setups. I've setup a few RAID 5 arrays with Greens and had no issues. Like I said make sure you change the idle time on the greens.
Reply With Quote
  #14 (permalink)  
Old March 13, 2012, 01:25 PM
Silent_Avenger's Avatar
MVP
F@H
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Toronto
Posts: 472

My System Specs

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jtktam View Post
don't bite my head off
Sorry if it sounded like that but I didn't mean to. I'm also wondering the track record of the 3TB drives from WD. From what I've been seeing it's the 2TB drives that were problematic. Also about the spin down time I've actually changed that on my green drive because I hated the spin up time on it. Maybe that could be why I haven't had any problems?
__________________
Main System //// Dedicated Folding PC 1 //// Dedicated Folding PC 2 //// Laptop

Youtube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/DarkDivinityPC

I fold for a cure. Team 213366 and 54196.
Reply With Quote
  #15 (permalink)  
Old March 13, 2012, 01:47 PM
Top Prospect
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 199
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by enaberif View Post
Greens and Blues are absolutely FINE to use in RAID setups. I've setup a few RAID 5 arrays with Greens and had no issues. Like I said make sure you change the idle time on the greens.
depending on your usage patterns, i agree that almost any drive can be used. but there are instances where even if you change the idle time on the WD greens that they still drop out of the array.. and the greens are slower, so when it comes to rebuild due to raid failures, they take FOREVER..

with RAID 5, you cannot lose another drive during rebuild.. using 2tb Seagate LP drives in my QNAP server in RAID 6, it takes 15-16 hours to rebuild..

if you only use RAID 5, you are EXPOSED to another failure for 15-16 hours.. also pray that you don't lose power in that time

i have used over 12 different NAS boxes with over 200 hard drives, and WD (except for RE drives) gave me the most problems.. that's my opinion / observation..

-joe
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
BF3 Config Utility Mishtar Gaming 7 December 11, 2011 09:54 PM
Config of Loop(s) 4DoorGTZ Water Cooling 16 October 21, 2008 10:50 PM
Help with ATI TV config 49-parallel HTPC Systems & Software 15 September 29, 2008 04:44 PM
ESata dual raid enclosure = poor man's hardware raid? sswilson Storage 10 May 6, 2008 10:58 AM
HDD Config encorp Storage 9 April 27, 2008 12:52 PM