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Eco/Green drives in RAID?

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August 22, 2011 1:18:43 AM

I'm building my first RAID10 box and have heard from friends that the Eco/Green drives can cause problems. Is this something to be concerned about?

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a b G Storage
August 22, 2011 1:31:10 AM

The slow response time of the green drive can lead to hdd being dropped from a raid. The green drive don't come with time limited error recovery (tler) to cope with that. You need to get tler utility from wd.
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a b G Storage
August 22, 2011 2:02:27 AM

Honestly amigo, you sould simply set the RAID to 0, and focus on speed. Get only 2 drives and get also a external drive for backup. If you can afford, make a 4x RAID 0. Drives with fast response times, aka RAID edition drives, are more expensive and therfore its best to get a external drive. In addition, RAID is a terrible backup solution. If your drive fails, the array needs to be rebuild before you can check your data, and in the mean time, another drive may fail.
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a b G Storage
August 22, 2011 2:14:26 AM

Not sure about samsung drives but for wd, if you have tler enabled on the consumer drive, it perform just like the more expensive raid/enterprise drives.
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