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post #11 of 16
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Originally Posted by inchy97 View Post
******DO NOT RAID with WD's, you must have the WD RE (Raid edition) of the drives otherwise you are going to have nightmares (dont believe me, google it). And me from just coming from a 3 HDD RAID 0, you dont see that massive of a increase in performance, i would recommend a SSD Boot and a Samsung F3 for data.
WD themselves said that RAID 0 or 1 is ok. RAID 5 and other "higher" levels of RAID are not to be used with standard WD drives. Link
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post #12 of 16
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Originally Posted by rdfloyd View Post
WD themselves said that RAID 0 or 1 is ok. RAID 5 and other "higher" levels of RAID are not to be used with standard WD drives. Link
Thank you for this, i was unaware they recently said that
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post #13 of 16
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Thank you for this, i was unaware they recently said that
That's been known for quite a while actually. That's why my WD Green 2TB drives have been flawless in a RAID1 for well over a year now.
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post #14 of 16
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Originally Posted by pioneerisloud View Post
That's been known for quite a while actually. That's why my WD Green 2TB drives have been flawless in a RAID1 for well over a year now.
I was told about this before my last purchase of 3 F3's (500Gb) because the reasons

1) they were cheap

2) read about the horror story's of ppl with WD's in raid

But all that is now redundant
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post #15 of 16
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2) read about the horror story's of ppl with WD's in raid
Not to beat a dead horse, but what most were trying to do was setup a RAID5 or something more complex. WD used to have some sort of tool that would allow this without corrupting the drive, however they pulled it to force people who needed enterprise level RAID to buy their more expensive RAID drives.

Samsung drives don't have this problem, but I promise that their warranty service isn't nearly as good as WD's.
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post #16 of 16
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Originally Posted by rdfloyd View Post

Samsung drives don't have this problem, but I promise that their warranty service isn't nearly as good as WD's.
Totally agree
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