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jchambers28

join:2007-05-12
Alma, AR

[Parts Check] WD green in raid 1

Will 2 WD "Green" 1 TB HDD work in raid 1 setup?


aguen
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join:2003-07-16
Grants Pass, OR
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I wouldn't recommend using any "green" drive(s) in a raid setup. Being green means that they could spin down at awkward times and not both at the same time, so your raid could very well break down quite often.



Krisnatharok
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Earth Orbit
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reply to jchambers28

said by jchambers28:

Will 2 WD "Green" 1 TB HDD work in raid 1 setup?

theoretically yes, practically no


jchambers28

join:2007-05-12
Alma, AR

so what your saying is sell the green drive and buy a non green drive.


aguen
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reply to jchambers28

Get rid of any green drive(s) that you might wind up putting in a raid config.



Krisnatharok
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reply to jchambers28

Yeah KILL the environment. Lol no, just buy Caviar Blacks for RAID.



jchambers28

join:2007-05-12
Alma, AR

will this work cheaper then the black

»www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a···22148697



John97
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reply to jchambers28

I'd rather have a single WD Caviar black than any RAID based on Seagate (Maxtor) drives. There are TONS of these on Woot as refurbs all the time...
--
So put me on a highway, and show me a sign.
And take it to the limit one more time...



Camelot One
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Greenwood, IN
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reply to jchambers28

"Green" drives in general don't work well in RAID. Western Digital Green series drives are even worse, given the way they handle power. (but I love them for raw storage)



FizzyMyNizzy

join:2004-05-29
New York, NY
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reply to jchambers28

said by jchambers28:

will this work cheaper then the black

»www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a···22148697

$10 off w/ promo code EMCNGNB27, ends 3/14
$139.99 -$10 = $129.99
»www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a···22136533
Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

HarryH3
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reply to jchambers28

Use 2 WD Black drives for the raid and use the green drive to backup your data to, frequently. Raid 1 is nice but it still doesn't protect you from a drive controller failure. While it is rare, it is possible for a bad controller to happily write corrupt data to both drives in a Raid 1. You typically don't notice until a lot of data has been rendered useless.