Wester Digital Green 2 TB AV-GP

So i recently built a computer. So far I love it expect for one thing, my Two western digital 2tb av-gp hdds. I mean they are ok because they were cheap and big but they are sooooo slow compared to my 256gb crucial M4.

So my question is if do some sort of RAID setup with these would i maybe see some performnance increase out of them. And if i should go with a RAID setup which RAID should i do?

Also can someone give me a link to some good RAID information

Thanks in advance!
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  1. You do realize that these are green drives meant to be used in DVR's and other video equipment, right? These drives were not designed for high performance. Also, all hard drives will be SLOW compared to an SSD - there is no comparison there.

    http://wdc.com/en/products/products.aspx?id=150
  2. Hawkeye22 said:
    You do realize that these are green drives meant to be used in DVR's and other video equipment, right? These drives were not designed for high performance. Also, all hard drives will be SLOW compared to an SSD - there is no comparison there.

    http://wdc.com/en/products/products.aspx?id=150



    Yes i know that they are designed to act like a DVR or to record surveillance video. But i am stuck with them now so I am just trying to figure out a way to make them work.
  3. No matter what you do with the HDD's, they will never match the performance of a SSD unit. Even if you put them into a RAID0 array, their performance will improve slightly, but they'll still be slow compared to the SSD. And before you do that, research carefully what real benefit you could get from RAID0 (not much, I think) and the risks - like losing everything on the RAID0 array. The best advice for RAID0 users is: REALLY get serious about regular backups, because you WILL lose your data sometime.
  4. Hey Guys,
    Just for the record here WD Green is not designed to act like a DVR or surveillance videos. WD Green Drive is designed for a secondary storage and large capacity. The WD Purple is surveillance one. It's made for surveillance security systems using PVR, DVR, NVR recorders. About your question regarding SSD vs. HDD there is no such. As Paperdoc mentioned about RAID0 which improves performance through parallelism of read and write operations across multiple drives and is the fastest one in RAIDs, but it can not reach the speed of SSD drive. Of course it depends how many drives you will put in RAID0 and they have to be a lot of them to reach the speed of SSD.

    Here are links to check them out :

    WD Purple - http://www.wdc.com/en/products/products.aspx?id=1210
    RAID info - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/100110

    If you have any questions, feel free to ask.
    Hope this helps,

    Doctor_WD
  5. Doctor_WD said:
    Hey Guys,
    Just for the record here WD Green is not designed to act like a DVR or surveillance videos. WD Green Drive is designed for a secondary storage and large capacity. The WD Purple is surveillance one. It's made for surveillance security systems using PVR, DVR, NVR recorders. About your question regarding SSD vs. HDD there is no such. As Paperdoc mentioned about RAID0 which improves performance through parallelism of read and write operations across multiple drives and is the fastest one in RAIDs, but it can not reach the speed of SSD drive. Of course it depends how many drives you will put in RAID0 and they have to be a lot of them to reach the speed of SSD.

    Here are links to check them out :

    WD Purple - http://www.wdc.com/en/products/products.aspx?id=1210
    RAID info - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/100110

    If you have any questions, feel free to ask.
    Hope this helps,

    Doctor_WD


    Please don't revive old posts. This is from 2012. Also, these are the green AV-GP models which are for video, thus the AV in it's model name.
  6. It was my bad guys. Next time will read the post more carefully. And thanks for understanding.

    If you have any questions, feel free to ask.
    Doctor_WD
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