Best RAID drives for Video Editing

I'm looking to get WD RE4's for either a RAID 3 or 5 setup for media storage. However, i'm doing this because i've read to get enterprise drives for RAID setups without researching much into consumer hdds.

From experience, would any one recommend any other drives? I've read in several boards that WD Black's aren't good because of the disabling of TLER (which, according to my very limited understanding is an error correcting thing that makes the blacks more likely to fall out of an array?)

Thanks
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  1. Ok, let me be borderline schizo and reply to myself..

    thus far ive managed to find out that these drives would be good for a video editing RAID

    hitachi 7k3000
    samsung spinpoint f3
    wed re3 & re4s

    anybody else?
  2. Go with the Deskstar series, you can not go wrong...

    My conspiracy theory that HDD manufacture just want more money so that create a enterprise series with esential same stuff with different firmware...

    Here is the article about enterprice vs desk top that Google did. There is NO increase reliable in enterprise drive compare to desktop

    Opps forgot the link! Here it is:
    http://storagemojo.com/2007/02/19/googles-disk-failure-experience/
  3. FireWire2 said:
    Go with the Deskstar series, you can not go wrong...

    My conspiracy theory that HDD manufacture just want more money so that create a enterprise series with esential same stuff with different firmware...

    Here is the article about enterprice vs desk top that Google did. There is NO increase reliable in enterprise drive compare to desktop



    Thanks... for the tips... btw, which deskstar series would be good, there are several?? I was looking at the 7k3000 series
  4. starmarc said:
    Thanks... for the tips... btw, which deskstar series would be good, there are several?? I was looking at the 7k3000 series



    For high density HDD, I would go for lower RPM, here is why.

    Coolspin (normally 5900 rpm). This about 18% less, but the data is pack so dense, that will make up the lower rotation speed.

    We did test 5x 3TB Coolspin in our eBOX-R5, we got 250MB/s, where 5x 1TB 7200rpm only 230MB/s
    and RM16_S6-R with 16x HDD we got over 1000MB/sec - I posted the screen capture somewhere in this forum.
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