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Hello OCN, I am new here and have a question I like to ask you.
Please be kind... biggrin.gif

I have 2x 640gb WD Black 32mb cache in Raid 1. Well one of the drive decide to say bye, that was due to a faulty sata port, which also took out one of my green drives. 2 Dead ports... unlucky.

Ok so here it is, I got WD to send me 2 drive for RMA. Well I got them and I was surprised when i open the box.

I got a WD Black 1TB 32mb cache and a 1TB Black 64mb cache. Neither of them are what I have. I talked to WD and they will send me a Green and pay for all shipping there and back.

Well good, but they dont have any 640GB to send out for a long while. They told me that my raid wont get affected if I use 1x640GB + 1TB.

Well I cant believe what they say, as they really screwed up. OCN please help me. Oh, this was my first raid , so please help.

Thank you. cheers.gif
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post #2 of 6
It's not uncommon to run two different hard drive models in raid 1, for the reasons you describe + it reduces the chance of both drives failing at once.

You should be fine. I'm sure it's possible to have resync problems/weird performance issues if the drives' performance characteristics are completely mismatched, but those two WD black models are quite similar. Just stick with the 1TB black and forget about using a green drive.
Edited by thefreeaccount - 8/3/11 at 9:16pm
post #3 of 6
WD often upgrades drives from what you send in. I would've taken them and smiled. biggrin.gif

The 1TB Black will run slower, as the 640GB drive will be limiting its speed, but it should work fine.

And any time I get a 1TB Black for sending in a 1TB Green, I'd be grinning!
     
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post #4 of 6
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I'm not raiding the WD Green, there for my storage/back ups drives. Would it be ok to use the 1TB 64mb cache one for storage drives.

Now if I want to run in Raid 10 and add 2 more 640GB, which I do have which is not really being used at all right now, will that cause an issue.

Sorry noob raiding questions...
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post #5 of 6
I think you have to wipe your array to set it up in RAID 0+1. But yes, you can add more drives and run with the 1TB without issue - you're just not using it to its full potential.

WD Blacks make fine storage and backup drives. They're more reliable than Greens. They cost more, so most of us use Greens, but if WD is sending you a Black for a Green, then why not take it? tongue.gif
     
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Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Hitachi 2TB - HDS723020BLA64 Crucial M500 960GB - CT960M500SSD1 WD 4TB Black - WD4001FAEX WD 4TB Black - WD4001FAEX 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Seagate 2TB - ST2000DM001 WD 640GB Black - WD6401AALS Seagate 6TB - ST6000DM001 Micron M500 - MTFDDAK480MAV 
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Pioneer DVR-115DBK Samsung SH-S243D/BEBE LG GH22NS90 Lite-On EBAU108 External DVD 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
Noctua NH-D15 Fractal Design 140mm Fan - FD-FAN-140 Fractal Design 120mm Fan - FD-FAN-120 Windows 7 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Samsung 2343BWX 23" (2048x1152) BenQ GW2765HT 27" IPS LCD Monitor (2560x1440) Genius Keyboard KB-G235 PA 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Seasonic Platinum 1000w PSU - SS-1000XP Fractal Design Define R5 Steelseries Rival 6500 dcpi Mousepad + Desk 
AudioAudioOtherOther
Onboard Realtek® ALC 892 Cyber Acoustics CA-2992 2.0 Speakers Razer Krait 1600 DPI nGear G-C1601 Card Reader 
OtherOther
Pisen Card Reader Gigabyte M7 Thor 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
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post #6 of 6
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Thank you. Just gonna keep it.
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