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2x 500GB WD Blue drives with identical specs other than 1 being SATA II and the other being SATA III.

Will this work or not?
 
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post #2 of 9
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Originally Posted by BWG View Post
2x 500GB WD Blue drives with identical specs other than 1 being SATA II and the other being SATA III.

Will this work or not?
Are you sure they have identical specs?

Run an HDTune benchmark across both drives. That'll tell you whether they're suitable to run in RAID. Being SATA II or SATA III won't affect it, but one being slower than the other would.
     
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post #3 of 9
sata III on a mechanical is a marketing gimmic, raid away

stick em on same speed sata slots, but i'd doubt if it would make a difference unless your sata II ports are on a separate sata controller than the III's (which is likely)
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post #4 of 9
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The guy who asked this found out mne was actually the same as his. However, for the sake of the topic, I bet it would work if I put the jumper on 5-6 to downclock the SATA III to SATA II.
 
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post #5 of 9
I've put a III into a II machine without the jumper, it worked fine....might be worth doing for "safety" as you're raiding them
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post #6 of 9
It will definately work, you could raid 0 a 5400 rpm + 7200 rpm, one 250 gig and one 1 tb if you wished (not very smart but you could)
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^^ yeah you would get 250gb raid space and a 3/4 wasted drive
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My point being is you can raid 2 drives even if they're not remotely the same
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Settle down boys

Luckily, both drives ended up being SATA III and completely identical. Sorry about the misscalculation.
 
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