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Running 4x ST3000DM001's in RAID 10 on Z68 board. Anyone forsee any problems?

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Turns out Amazon has these in stock for $209 with prime and I've been wanting more space for months now and this seems like a decent deal for the performance. They are single TB platters, 64mb cache, 7,200RPM, 3 year warranty. Comes out to $69.9 per Terabyte. Which seems pretty close to the before-flood value for single TB 7,200RPM drives.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005T3GRLY/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER
Go to more buying options and choose Prime offers only.

  • My specs are in my signature. I've had these 640 blues since about middle of '09 and they have been perfectly good in RAID0, same with the Greens since late '10. So I feel confident in my RAID capabilities in regards to onboard RAID. I moved to Z68 in June of last year. previously I was on an Evga 680i LT SLI.


  • I currently run:
  • 2x2TB WD Green EARS in RAID 1 for my primary safe storage (I periodically backup to some externals that I store around the house.)
  • 2x640GB WD Blues in RAID0, This is my primary video editing array.
  • A single 500GB drive for music and a dump drive
  • A 64gb C300 SSD for OS and main apps.




    I planned to take the WD Ears and break the raid, put them on a NAS, rebuild the RAID 1.
    Dump my WD Blues Array onto the NAS for right now. Then dump the 500GB onto the NAS.
    Build the RAID 10 on my 4x SATA 3gbps. Let it run for a few days with some stress testing. And maybe use the 640 Blues in the hotswap as a RAID 0 or something. Not sure.

    I am a Gamer, but most of my time is working with video. I produce lots of video content for youtube and prefer working with lossless or uncompressed files. I had a project last year that was over a terabyte, so I like having room to work with. I've been living with RAID 0 and then Raid 1 for years now, and I'd like to combine them.

    Does anyone own these drives and how to they perform? Any concerns I should think about in regards to RAID? Any coupons or deals elsewhere?

Edited by Crest - 2/20/12 at 11:28am
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Well damn it...


They had 18 in stock from Amazon, and I guess they all sold out... right after I posted this thread. You are all to blame. How could you do this to me?jealoussmiley.gif
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