Hi, i have one quite old Western Digital Caviar Blue AAKS 320GB drive and i want to add another new one to make a RAID 0 array. this old drive has like 11000 hours of power up time under its belt and the new drive will be obviously brand new
should i not try this setup, should i have 2 brand new drives or should this be ok?
Well, what do you think? It will work fine. But the law of averages says that it will fail about 11,000 hours before the new one does. But you know what? I have drives that have been running for 10 years that still work fine, and I have drives less than 6 months old die without warning.
So who can really say?
well i trust this hard drive completely since its given me such good service over the years .. my plan is to have a Velociraptor as my boot drive and 2 320AAKS in RAID0 as my storage.... ive done HD tune tests and stuff on the old AAKS and everything is registering ok.... i think i wil write zeros to it before i set up the RAID array just to get everything back to factory....