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Best HDDs for RAID setups?

Last response: in Storage
September 28, 2009 3:18:00 AM

What are the best HDDs to use for RAID arrays? I tried Seagate Barracudas for my first RAID setup and they both died within months. I have heard others have RAID issues with Barracudas. WD? Samsung? what works best?

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a b G Storage
September 28, 2009 9:21:21 AM

I'd go with WD Caviar Blacks. But if you're really looking for reliability and speed, invest in an array of SSDs.
a b G Storage
September 28, 2009 12:57:49 PM

Western Digital Black would be my preferred choice as well.
Make sure you have good cooling going on around a pair of RAID'd drives.
Mount them apart if possible, and have a good case fan blowing over them.