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REDS ARE TOTAL GARBAGE.
That's all I got to say smile.gif

I use four (a fifth sits all by itself as a cold spare) ST3000DM001 drives in my QNAP. Unfortunately, I already have had one drive failure, but the QNAP rebuild went smoothly after replacing the drive smile.gif
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Quote:
Originally Posted by tompsonn View Post

REDS ARE TOTAL GARBAGE.
That's all I got to say smile.gif

Reds have their place. Besides, for most folks with only 1Gb ethernet, a single WD Red 2TB is already capable of saturating the network connection (maintains ~100MB/s up to 1.5TB). For typical NAS use, they're fine and they tend to run quieter and cooler to boot.

If you want a drive for RAID-0 and are after top performance, though, obviously, go for something else (e.g. WD10EZEX, WD Se, Seagate Barracuda, etc).

Edit:
Another thought, if you short stroke the WD Red 2TB to 600GB, it's average and minimum sequential speeds would actually be faster than a WD VelociRaptor 600GB. The VelociRaptor still has an advantage when it comes to access times, though. I think they also hit higher max sequential speeds compared to the current Blacks. Because of the 1TB platters (same as WD10EZEX), the Reds are actually pretty fast despite the 5400 RPM. You just want to avoid the inner part of platters.
Edited by rui-no-onna - 6/24/13 at 10:19am
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I say either get the WD10EZEX if you have to buy now, or wait for the new WD Black SSHD 5mm-thick drives, which are going to contain up to 24GB NAND (I believe, might be 32GB?) paired with up to 1TB mechanical storage! I have money saved to buy two, and if they're good, another 6. I have high hopes, as WD has nacactual NAND mfgr working with them, unlike Seagate with their SSHDs, which went from decent to good but overpriced to pathetic.
   
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