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Hey guys, looking to get a pair of 1tb drives and mirror them in a little HP proliant that i picked up.

Wanted to know if a pair of blues would have any issues in a raid setup on 24/7 ?

I know the reds are probably a better option but in the interest of saving some $ I'm looking at the blues.

Thanks.
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post #2 of 18
They will be fine.
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post #3 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kerelm View Post

Hey guys, looking to get a pair of 1tb drives and mirror them in a little HP proliant that i picked up.

Wanted to know if a pair of blues would have any issues in a raid setup on 24/7 ?

I know the reds are probably a better option but in the interest of saving some $ I'm looking at the blues.

Thanks.

they are good and pretty fast.
post #4 of 18
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ty guys, appreciate it.
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post #5 of 18
From my personal experience with Blues RAID 1 at most. With nothing too critical on it. I had frequent disconnects. Luck variable is a major factor. I would much more recommend Blacks, but if cost is major factor then try it.
post #6 of 18
Hmmmm.

Drives don't "know" whether they are in an array or not. The memory controller just sends data to and gets data from them. So long as the drives can be "seem" by the computer any fault is with the raid software, cables, power, etc., not the drive(s).
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post #7 of 18
WD Blue 7200rpm or 5400rpm ?
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post #8 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by mfdoom7 View Post

WD Blue 7200rpm or 5400rpm ?

Blues are typically 5400RPM...black is first level 7200RPM
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post #9 of 18
Newones are 5400, I have 2 blue and 2 seagate in raid 24/7 and no problems so far.
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post #10 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by seabiscuit68 View Post

Blues are typically 5400RPM...black is first level 7200RPM

the wd blue WD10EZEX is a 7200 rpm hdd. There's a new wd blue that has 5400 rpm though, I think that's the green one being re-labeled as blue.
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