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Im building a NAS and want some 2TB drives in a raid 1 array. I've tried to figure out the TLER issues with WD. I would like these drives for power saving

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136514

but understand that they dont play well with raid. What about making them dynamic discs with windows and software raiding them? Can the same thing be done with a linux distro like Ubuntu?
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I don't think there is any problem RAID-ing these drives, just the controller must support Advanced Format RAID, or the HDDs must support compatibility mode w/ 512 bit sectors.

On the other hand I see no problem using dynamic disks, except that data written on the disks isn't readable from any other OS except that where the dynamic disks are created.

RAID-ing the 2 disks seems like the best idea if it works and it probably will.
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You can move dynamic discs but it can be troublesome and not worth the effort.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/816307

I really dont know about getting the green drives for raid. I've seen nothing but trouble from it with some people reporting no issues and some people saying their array failes constantly or quickly. Some people say its the OS that matters and some people say its the RAID controler that is the issue. I want 5400 rpm drives for the power savings and noise as they will be going in a NAS box with this motherboard
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/816307

(onboard raid controler) I use software backup now and its just a pain in the rear. Is there an easy way to mirror a drive with software backup? If so then I might consider these drives without raid. Im really leaning towards a linux distro as the os too so I dont know how good their software backup stuff is.
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I run 3, WD 2gb "Green" Drives in Raid 0 under Win 7.
They work fine. Never had an issue with them.

A quick bench pic:
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