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Initializing 4disc RAID5. 22% in 24hrs?

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March 16, 2012 6:17:14 AM

I just added a 4 disc (2TB ea) RAID5 to my home system. The discs I picked are WD 2TB Caviar Green Sata III 6gbs. They are currently connected to MSI P67-GD65(b3) Mobo. Ports 3-6 (SataII)

I set up the Array, and then started the Initialize disc. It has been over 24hrs and I am at 22%. Is this right? Should I be using the "PHY" jumpers on the discs?

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a b G Storage
March 16, 2012 10:54:50 AM

Do not use those drives in a raid 5 set, they are not going to work properly. Research wd tler if you want more info. Those drives only work properly in raid 0 and raid 1.

Even if the set finishes initializing the drives will continually drop out on a weekly basis and make the raid set useless.
March 16, 2012 11:42:21 AM

Green drives suck, they power down to save power, not something you want in a raid setup.
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March 17, 2012 2:18:44 AM

So if I want to build a 4 disc RAID5 what are some good, reliable hard drives? I'm not a fan or seagate. And I was looking into a size of 2TB. After the Array is built, and formated. I will be left with less then 6gb of storage. What are some drive to look at? Why?
March 17, 2012 2:35:35 AM

Next, since I already have these drives, my motherboard has the ability to run a RAID 10. Now being that is 1+0 would that be safe to use with the WD drives.
a b G Storage
March 17, 2012 2:36:56 PM

Not sure on the 1+0, maybe try the WD forums. Basically any drive that WD doesn't manufacture or a WD RE drive would work fine in a Raid 5 set.
March 18, 2012 5:28:55 PM

Best answer selected by puppy_2482.
a b G Storage
March 19, 2012 9:20:19 AM

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