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So what does TLER do in a RAID config, exactly? I looked in the EZEX thread, and people seem to be running RAID blues just fine for large periods of time.
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I wouldn't put blacks in RAID either. Non enterprise WD drives all lack TLER.

I said single WD black.

but for performance the black is better in raid than blue.

and yes i have to agree with you the black blue green and red are not full raid drives however the RE drives work nicely in raid.

but back to the ops original question.

yes to the SSD and no to the drives.

get one single large black HDD rather the performance will be very similar to the blues in raid with no worry of data loss.

also you do not notice huge performance gains... heck on my rig i have a SSD as my OS drive and a single 1 terabyte HDD wd black as my games drive... it has no issues at all and performs very well.
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I said single WD black.

but for performance the black is better in raid than blue.

and yes i have to agree with you the black blue green and red are not full raid drives however the RE drives work nicely in raid.

but back to the ops original question.

yes to the SSD and no to the drives.

get one single large black HDD rather the performance will be very similar to the blues in raid with no worry of data loss.

also you do not notice huge performance gains... heck on my rig i have a SSD as my OS drive and a single 1 terabyte HDD wd black as my games drive... it has no issues at all and performs very well.

Sorry, your posts are bloody hard to read with missing punctuation all over the place, but I guess you're not a native speaker smile.gif
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So what does TLER do in a RAID config, exactly? I looked in the EZEX thread, and people seem to be running RAID blues just fine for large periods of time.

TLER limits the amount of time a drive can take to perform recovery operations. This is because many RAID controllers will drop a drive from the array if it takes too long, thus TLER limits that time allowed for the drive to perform such recovery.

While it is possible that the drives without TLER can run in RAID, it is a lottery. You can get lucky - i.e. don't rely on it.
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Sorry, your posts are bloody hard to read with missing punctuation all over the place, but I guess you're not a native speaker smile.gif

I am english but i am dyslexic and struggle a lot.

LOL

my sentences are more like statements
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TLER limits the amount of time a drive can take to perform recovery operations. This is because many RAID controllers will drop a drive from the array if it takes too long, thus TLER limits that time allowed for the drive to perform such recovery.

While it is possible that the drives without TLER can run in RAID, it is a lottery. You can get lucky - i.e. don't rely on it.


THIS ^.^

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I am english but i am dyslexic and struggle a lot.

LOL

my sentences are more like statements

Fine by me smile.gif
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If you want... but I tend to run them only on dedicated RAID controllers rather than the junk you get on your motherboard. But you can be assured they won't fall out of the array smile.gif
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If you want... but I tend to run them only on dedicated RAID controllers rather than the junk you get on your motherboard. But you can be assured they won't fall out of the array smile.gif

This ^.^

I have 2 x lsi3445E-R cards in my rig..

the onboard is alright but be very careful with the bios flash etc.. as that can render your data useless
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