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post #11 of 23
Meh, I don't like anything less than 7200RPM

I guess Greens would be ok for RAID levels designed solely for data redundancy though...
    
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Toshiba DT01ACA200 (2TB) or DT01ACA300 (3TB).
(rebranded Hitachi Deskstar 7K3000)

Done.
post #13 of 23
@dushan24

I think the butterfly valve is used to control the air pressure in the unit which can change due to thermal variations. You may think that small increments in a dynamic spindle speed might not have an effect, but remember that the fly height of a drive head is less than a smoke particle.

Hardware Secrets (I think) used an acoustic sensor to measure the rotational speed of a number of Green drives and found them all to be clocked at 5400RPM. So yes, you are right in that the spindle speed can vary between 5400 and 5900, hell it could even be as high as 6300, but IMHO not in the same drive but in different models.

@oedipus

Is that Greens or RE-GP models?
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I haven't looked at the RE-GPs (never had a reason to buy anything but the plain REs, though I can't imagine the RE-GPs not being RAIDable since they are enterprise drives) but the plain Green drives are certified for RAID use as long as they, as WD puts it, are not attached to an enterprise HBA.
    
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Originally Posted by tycoonbob View Post

Toshiba DT01ACA200 (2TB) or DT01ACA300 (3TB).
(rebranded Hitachi Deskstar 7K3000)
Done.

Anyone use these drives? They are very inexpensive for a 7200RPM drive. They compare in price with the low-end greens from WD.
 
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Anyone use these drives? They are very inexpensive for a 7200RPM drive. They compare in price with the low-end greens from WD.

Toshiba is trying to get into the market...and they are smart. They know that these drives would not sell any better than WD or Seagate if priced with the post-flood prices. They have either a 2 or 3 year warranty, which is pretty much standard (but great for drives at these prices).

Here are some great links with info:
12 new consumer drives from Toshiba
New Toshiba Drives DT01ABA300 - info / stats
Toshiba Hard Drives
2TB - 3TB decisions [Post #8 by Blue Thunder is worth reading]
post #17 of 23
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Let's say I create a RAID 10 array using 4x 2TB disks. So I have 4TB of storage space, correct?

Should I be using 0+1 or 1+0?

What is the difference between the two?

Once I have this array up and running, can I add 2 more disks to increase the available storage by 2TB or is that impossible once the array is created? I was planning on using FreeNAS.
 
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Let's say I create a RAID 10 array using 4x 2TB disks. So I have 4TB of storage space, correct?
Should I be using 0+1 or 1+0?
What is the difference between the two?
Once I have this array up and running, can I add 2 more disks to increase the available storage by 2TB or is that impossible once the array is created? I was planning on using FreeNAS.

Straight to the point HERE
    
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Straight to the point HERE

So it won't really matter until I go beyond 4 disks basically.

I didn't see any info about expanding the RAID array. Or is that entirely dependent on the controller used?
 
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So it won't really matter until I go beyond 4 disks basically.
I didn't see any info about expanding the RAID array. Or is that entirely dependent on the controller used?

Normally it's controller based.
    
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