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The red drive is a RAID compatible drive which is also a little bit more robust than it's counterparts if I remember rightly.

It's mainly designed for storage with high read/writes

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I thought the reds are having teething problems, I seem to remember Sean telling someone not to get them the other day. I may be wrong.
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I've seen him recommend them quite recently actually, i'm sure it'll be fine bro biggrin.gif

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post #13 of 22
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AFAIK the problems seem to be linked with bad handling by Newegg and co. I'll be picking up a retail one so HOPEFULLY I won't have that problem.

After picking up the drive, I'll be doing a stress test. What do you guys suggest? I was thinking of doing a few full drive formats and check for sector reallocation since that'll still allow be to use the computer.

Or should I use SeaTools?
post #14 of 22
I would have probably gone with something like HDtune and just bench it, you can't really stress test a hard drive like that tbh.

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I would have probably gone with something like HDtune and just bench it, you can't really stress test a hard drive like that tbh.

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At least it helps filtering out drives that'll fail quickly. See http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1695954 .

Though I haven't done it myself so I wouldn't know.
post #16 of 22
Ahhh

Yeah I'd either do that or zero the disk, although it's not exactly good for the drive.

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post #17 of 22
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How so?
post #18 of 22
Well you're going to be forcing the maximum number of read/writes on the drive possible, It's quite stressful for the disk since it can cause spindle failure. That's kind of the point you're making isn't it, you want to stress the drive to see if it fails.

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post #19 of 22
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Yeah. But it'll just be for 1-2 days at most. It shouldn't be that bad on a brand new drive, I think.

It seems the peeps who're doing this are pretty successful at weeding out the bad drives.
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The red drive is a RAID compatible drive which is also a little bit more robust than it's counterparts if I remember rightly.

It's mainly designed for storage with high read/writes

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I thought the reds are having teething problems, I seem to remember Sean telling someone not to get them the other day. I may be wrong.
It depends on the situation. idk what the thread was but I think it was for OS use, not storage.

I'd recommend the reds for RAID storage only. I have 2 2TB drives in my RAID 5 array, they work fine. Speeds are not that good compared to the Seagate st2000dm001. The 3TB Reds are not much faster then the 2TB reds either.

Also the reds are IntelliPower like the greens.

Seagate st2000dm001:


WD RED 2TB:


WD RED 3TB:


If you could look for a Seagate. If not the red will be fine for your use.
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