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I am planning on buying two 2TB HDDS for a RAID 1 setup and would like to get some suggestions on which drives do well in RAID. I have always loved caviar black drives but have also always heard that unless you buy the enterprise versions, they will drop out of RAID after a certain amount of time. My ideal budget is $200 but will consider anything up to $300 if the benefits warrant the price.
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samsung F4 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152245&cm_re=samsung_f4-_-22-152-245-_-Product
    
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I have been eying that one but 5400 rpms is meh...
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Any should be fine.
I probably wouldn't buy Green, though.

The original concept of RAID was to be able to have a redundant array with cheap/easily obtainable disks.
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Originally Posted by beers;12104878 
Any should be fine.
I probably wouldn't buy Green, though.

The original concept of RAID was to be able to have a redundant array with cheap/easily obtainable disks.

So are you saying that any WD hard drive will now support RAID? Cause that was not the case a year ago.

EDIT: I remember reading something about the TLER setting being locked on the caviar drives which is a problem.
Edited by austinb324 - 1/22/11 at 4:59pm
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The concept of RAID was established nearly 25 years ago.

If you encounter a problem where you actually require TLER, your drive needs to be dropped from the array anyway since it is obviously damaged/faulty.

I ran 2x 250 GB IDE drives in RAID 0 for a few years when the A64 first came out.
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Originally Posted by beers;12105107 
The concept of RAID was established nearly 25 years ago.

If you encounter a problem where you actually require TLER, your drive needs to be dropped from the array anyway since it is obviously damaged/faulty.

I ran 2x 250 GB IDE drives in RAID 0 for a few years when the A64 first came out.

What brand of drives are you using in your raid 5?
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raid 1 can run on any drives as long as they are the same drive, i had the variable WD drives fro awhile and they never failed me. Im currently using to of those 24 hour AV-GP 2 TB drives and they are really nice, sometimes take a few seconds to wake up but all in all they are nice.

Also the WD raid issue was strictly to performance increasing raid volumes I thought.
Edited by sdla4ever - 1/22/11 at 5:18pm
    
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post #9 of 20
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Quote:
Originally Posted by sdla4ever;12105203 
raid 1 can run on any drives as long as they are the same drive, i had the variable WD drives fro awhile and they never failed me. Im currently using to of those 24 hour AV-GP 2 TB drives and they are really nice, sometimes take a few seconds to wake up but all in all they are nice.

Hmm ok, so it sounds like only WD RAID 0 setups cause problems? I am just nervous b/c there are hundreds of threads across the internet talking about caviar black raid issues.

EDIT: I just read your edit lol.
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2x 750 GB Samsung Spinpoint F1
2x 750 GB Western Digital Black
1x 1 TB Hitachi 7K1000.C

It's a Linux software RAID volume administered by mdadm.
Added the Hitachi a couple weeks ago since 1 TB drives seem to be cheaper nowadays than 750's.
Last rebuild of the array was March of last year (when bought the Blacks) and haven't had any problems.
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