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elwoodblues
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Re: Hard Drive Deals

said by Gone:

They aren't "higher quality" - they're just WD Greens with TLER support for RAID 5. They are otherwise identical to a WD Green. The WD Blue is the baby brother to the WD Black, both being 7200 RPM drives. If you're not using the drive in a RAID 5 array the Red doesn't absolutely nothing for you that a Green already does.

Guspaz and I got into this, TLER has been disabled in the "consumer" drives(Blue Black,Green), so the Red drives is a marketing ploy to get more money out of you for the same thing.
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Gone
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said by elwoodblues:

so the Red drives is a marketing ploy to get more money out of you for the same thing.

Ding ding ding ding. You got it.


elwoodblues
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And the better question, is why would I put a 5900 RPM (why they ddn't just go back to 5400 is a good question too) in a NAS or DAS.

Donoero had a gig where the previous admin put green drives in a disc array.



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Greens (or any other consumer drive for that matter) should fine for RAID 1, but RAID 5 can be like playing with fire.

Seagate were the ones who started the 5900 RPM thing. The only reason I can think it that it provides the best ratio between performance and power savings versus 5400 or full-blown 7200.