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I've been wondering about the difference in reliability between the 4TB WD SEs and the Blacks for non-RAID use. Seems the newer Blacks are getting slightly better reviews. I'll probably being buying either a 4TB SE or Black later this year (and 4 4TB Greens for backups).
     
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I've been wondering about the difference in reliability between the 4TB WD SEs and the Blacks for non-RAID use. Seems the newer Blacks are getting slightly better reviews. I'll probably being buying either a 4TB SE or Black later this year (and 4 4TB Greens for backups).

Blacks being cheaper I would get those instead for non-RAID.

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I better add before anyone jumps in and says Seagate suck, the drives the either have failed or are showing signs on failure have been powered on for nearly 16,000 hours.
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Blacks being cheaper I would get those instead for non-RAID...

Right now, they are both the same price at NewEgg.
     
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Right now, they are both the same price at NewEgg.

Damn US.
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LOL! Jealous?
     
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LOL! Jealous?

Yup we stink here! tongue.gif
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Blacks being cheaper I would get those instead for non-RAID...

Right now, they are both the same price at NewEgg.
id get SE's

http://www.wdc.com/wdproducts/library/SpecSheet/ENG/2879-771475.pdf
http://www.wdc.com/wdproducts/library/SpecSheet/ENG/2879-771434.pdf
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You would "think" something marketed at "datacenter capacity" should be more reliable lol.
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After looking at the specs, the Black looks a tad more attractive. The Black is a bit quieter. The SE doesn't show a rating for idle; idle would be handy on future drives that get only occasional use.
     
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Nice story OP thumb.gif

I had a similar event with my RAID setup (it was RAID-1 though), and surprisingly I didn't have a recent "backup" of the array as I were too lazy to update it frequently. Learning the importance of true backups in the hard way I have now a "proper" backup procedure;
- Every Saturday at 05:00 my main computer will backup it's OS and some important data to a RAID array sitting in the same computer.
- Every Sunday at 05:00 my main computer will push the "yesterdays OS and important files -backup" over to my file server, which is in RAID-1.
- Every Monday at 05:00 the file server will backup itself among the RAID array to two other disks, and always keep the one previous backup there.

Which means, at any point in time, I have at least 4 copies of my data from 3 different times sitting on 2 physically different computers. This is because, lets say, ImportantFileX.pdf got somehow corrupted because of some random error, thanks to the scheduled backuping, I have 7-14 days time to notice this and still being able to restore the file intact. biggrin.gif

However, the Most important files are also backed up on a Offline drive among all those "regular backups" for more safety and, to reduce the chance of a cryptolocker or similar nasty **** somehow taking over my main computer and my linux server at the same time.

I seriously suggest doing proper backups to everyone reading this, If you haven't already. wink.gif
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