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I Was planning on buying 2 and using them for all my games and using my old caviar blue as a recording drive. are these the Barracudas that can raid well?
   
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If it won't be a catastrophic loss when one or both fail,sure! thumb.gif
 
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I believe, iirc, it was only the 7200.11 that were having issues.
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post #4 of 28
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Originally Posted by Schmuckley View Post

If it won't be a catastrophic loss when one or both fail,sure! thumb.gif

There game and application drives, I'd rather they didn't fail. but are these drives terrible to Raid in? if so what would you recommend for raid 0
   
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Nothin wrong with them in RAID 0. Just make sure you have a backup for the array as well. That goes for any drives in RAID 0, not those only.

I have 2 in RAID 0, the 500GB versions. They work great. smile.gif
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Nothin wrong with them in RAID 0. Just make sure you have a backup for the array as well. That goes for any drives in RAID 0, not those only.
I have 2 in RAID 0, the 500GB versions. They work great. smile.gif

I have a 2TB Caviar Green for backups and a 640GB Caviar Blue which I might give to my brother.
   
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They're fine for RAID-0, but they are last gen drives. You'd get better value out of the 3TB Barracuda on sale for $90 on Black Friday. Speed is probably about the same as two in RAID-0, but with 50% more capacity and one less drive that can fail. Also no RAID hassle.
     
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Don't get Seagate unless you want to RMA your hard drives every 1.5years. Seagate is the leader in failing hard drives by a long shot. Get a pair of WesternDigital Blacks or Blues and you should be fine. WD Drivers are much more reliable then Seagate.
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I don't be trustin' them there Barracuda drives as much as say..WD Blue..or black..or Samsung..or Hitachi..or Maxtor.I kinda listed in my order of econic preference..WD black would be ideal for speed.Would SSD RAID be feasible?
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Don't get Seagate unless you want to RMA your hard drives every 1.5years. Seagate is the leader in failing hard drives by a long shot. Get a pair of WesternDigital Blacks or Blues and you should be fine. WD Drivers are much more reliable then Seagate.

...based on....

Long shot? The statistical difference between the two companies is probably in the 1-2% range. Each company have had some lines/models/batches with their own issues.
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