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WD Caviar Blacks in RAID 0 ???

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August 19, 2013 8:47:39 AM

I'm about to purchase components for a Video Editing PC Build and was planning on using 2 WD Caviar Black HD's in RAID 0. I just came across info in some posts regarding WD Blacks can't be used in RAID because of something called TLER . Anybody have solid input on this?
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August 19, 2013 8:54:04 AM

Yeah, it's a bunch of bunk that keeps getting repeated on the internet. They work fine in RAID; in fact, I have a WD Caviar Black RAID0 in my PC.
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August 19, 2013 9:19:21 AM

There are specific applications where using reds are important(mostly using high end HBA's). Consumer level machines(the ones we typically use at home) using WD Blacks are fine, and this even says it.
http://wdc.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/1397/p/...
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August 19, 2013 1:38:31 PM

ss202sl said:
There are specific applications where using reds are important(mostly using high end HBA's). Consumer level machines(the ones we typically use at home) using WD Blacks are fine, and this even says it.
http://wdc.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/1397/p/...


Thanks to you both for the input... nice to get that sorted out!
Cheers!
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August 19, 2013 4:45:12 PM

Using a pair of desktop drives in RAID 0 will be much slower than using a single SSD so it is not a good option for speed

and is way worse for data security
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January 18, 2014 8:47:34 AM

ss202sl said:
There are specific applications where using reds are important(mostly using high end HBA's). Consumer level machines(the ones we typically use at home) using WD Blacks are fine, and this even says it.
http://wdc.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/1397/p/...


what do you mean by high end HBA's?
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January 18, 2014 10:07:31 AM

HBA is a Host Bus Adapter. Basically high end raid cards built for speed.
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January 18, 2014 10:45:45 AM

so if im going to be using my computer for gaming, photoshop and multitasking do i want blacks or reds?
they will be used for data storage as the os will be on a ssd
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January 18, 2014 12:46:25 PM

Blacks are fine. reds are designed for use in a SAN or server environment. You can use reds, but the blacks will be fine. It has to do with the amount of data (throughput) on the drives over a period of time. Reds are designed for high utilization over long periods(like in a server) where blacks are designed for high throughput but for shorter duration or periods of time(like on a desktop)
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January 18, 2014 2:44:04 PM

ss202sl said:
Blacks are fine. reds are designed for use in a SAN or server environment. You can use reds, but the blacks will be fine. It has to do with the amount of data (throughput) on the drives over a period of time. Reds are designed for high utilization over long periods(like in a server) where blacks are designed for high throughput but for shorter duration or periods of time(like on a desktop)


so having no tler wont cause an issue?
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