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WD Caviar Blacks in RAID 0 ???

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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  1. 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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    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/227,283/session/L3RpbWUvMTMyMTQzOTc4NS9zaWQvdVhvYmpmSms%3D
  3. 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/227,283/session/L3RpbWUvMTMyMTQzOTc4NS9zaWQvdVhvYmpmSms%3D


    Thanks to you both for the input... nice to get that sorted out!
    Cheers!
  4. 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
  5. 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/227,283/session/L3RpbWUvMTMyMTQzOTc4NS9zaWQvdVhvYmpmSms%3D


    what do you mean by high end HBA's?
  6. HBA is a Host Bus Adapter. Basically high end raid cards built for speed.
  7. 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
  8. 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)
  9. 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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