Originally Posted by Kerelm
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.
Yes, you can create a RAID 1 with two Blue drives, there's nothing to worry about. As for WD Red, it is designed for RAID and NAS in particular which is why it has some additional features for such usage that WD Blue doesn't have, like 24/7 operational and NASware 3.0.
Here's a KB article you can take a look at about setting up an array with desktop consumer drives:
Originally Posted by Luciferxy
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.
You're absolutely right, @Luciferxy - we've merged WD Green and WD Blue in the WD Blue line and the drives that are 2TB and bigger were the old Green.