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The problem with getting a WD Blue is that it's only 1TB...
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Originally Posted by rui-no-onna View Post

Red drives are just as quiet as Greens and come with a longer warranty. They're also faster thanks to the 1TB platters. Seriously, you can't go wrong with a Red.
what about vibrations? i'm interested in that as well.

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I'm tempted to do with WD Red, cause it seems better built and still fairly quiet (e.g., quiter than WD Black and Seagate). It's more economically in the long run to have quality drives.

If I want 3, 3TB drives backed up, can I use Raid 5 and back it all up with just a 4th drive?
of course not, because raid 5 isn't for back-ups. it's for redundancy.
Edited by Xanatos - 7/4/13 at 12:38pm
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Don't buy the Green drives already had 1 fail on me lost 2 TB of movies.
 
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Originally Posted by wermcran View Post

I'm tempted to do with WD Red, cause it seems better built and still fairly quiet (e.g., quiter than WD Black and Seagate). It's more economically in the long run to have quality drives.

If I want 3, 3TB drives backed up, can I use Raid 5 and back it all up with just a 4th drive?

well you can use RAID 5 with 3 x 3TB drives which would give you around 6TB of usable space and back that array on to a 4TB drive but obviously once you hit 4TB in the RAID 5 array you would need more space for the back up in which case add more space at that time or back up the most important stuff.

{edit} NVM just saw you said 4th drive not 4TB drive lol
Edited by stubass - 7/4/13 at 12:49pm
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So, I thinkg I'm gonna go for WD Reds.

If I do raid 5, I need 3 HDDS for 2 HDDS of data?

How about 3HHDs of data?

Is raid 5 the best for media storage (huge storage)
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So, I thinkg I'm gonna go for WD Reds.

If I do raid 5, I need 3 HDDS for 2 HDDS of data?

How about 3HHDs of data?

Is raid 5 the best for media storage (huge storage)

RAID 5 maintains the space of one drive in the array for parity data, which is distributed across all drives.
Yes for RAID 5 you need a min of 3 HDD's
example
3 x 3TB drives = 6TB of space
4 x 3TB drives = 9TB of space
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what about vibrations? i'm interested in that as well.

Check out SPCR's review:
http://www.silentpcreview.com/WD_Red
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