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Wester Digital Green 2 TB AV-GP

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August 13, 2012 6:19:58 PM

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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a c 355 G Storage
August 13, 2012 7:34:16 PM

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
August 13, 2012 9:25:09 PM

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.
a c 327 G Storage
August 14, 2012 3:38:45 PM

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.
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