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The intel raid on your board works great, since we have the same ICH10R chip. If you are gonna do real heavy read/writes from them then get 7200 drives. If not then grab a eco-drive.

i can write a dvd encode to it and play music from it perfectly. never stuttered while streaming to the xbox either.
    
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+1 Ivev got 4 of these in a raid 5 that I will soon be switching to a raid 10 to save on parity. Even at 5900rpm they move. Unless your data is on the inside of the disk it'll be moving data quickly. Low cost and very effective. The smart system seems to mis read. But its not an issue.

Also if you want to use WD hdd's the have to be RE or raid edition otherwise they may not communicate with the controller properly and spin up as instructed and the controller will drop it from the array as a failed disk.

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+1 Ivev got 4 of these in a raid 5 that I will soon be switching to a raid 10 to save on parity. Even at 5900rpm they move. Unless your data is on the inside of the disk it'll be moving data quickly. Low cost and very effective. The smart system seems to mis read. But its not an issue.

Also if you want to use WD hdd's the have to be RE or raid edition otherwise they may not communicate with the controller properly and spin up as instructed and the controller will drop it from the array as a failed disk.

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never had trouble with my WD greens in raid. If he goes raid 1 i don't see a problem occurring. If the random drop does happen raid 1 data is a whole on each drive and will not be corrupted from being separated from its array.

Samsungs are great drives and so are WD, if you go raid1 i'd just look for the cheapest honestly since if one fails you can RMA and then rebuild the array with no harm done.
    
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never had trouble with my WD greens in raid. If he goes raid 1 i don't see a problem occurring. If the random drop does happen raid 1 data is a whole on each drive and will not be corrupted from being separated from its array.

Samsungs are great drives and so are WD, if you go raid1 i'd just look for the cheapest honestly since if one fails you can RMA and then rebuild the array with no harm done.
Thanks for the suggestion, I think I am going to just go with the samsungs since they are cheaper and officially support raid.

Edit: I lied, the caviar green drives are cheaper. sdla4ever, how often do you restart your computer?
Edited by austinb324 - 1/22/11 at 9:42pm
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I probably wouldn't buy Green, though.
Just wondering, why is this?
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I got 2 f4s 2tbs in my storage server in raid 1 for the pass 3days and so far they doing great. was gonna buy the 2tb green drives but they wasn't on sale and i herd they go in sleep mode and have a delay waking up..


I usely buy wds because i never had one problem with them i current have 2x 1tbs in raid 0 which is about 2years old and never had a problem with them and they run 24/7 and i just put another 2x1tbs in raid 1.


But i figured i try samsung in my storage server and see how they do sense i got them pretty cheap at 79$ when they was on sale. and as a boot drive on the server i have some old 2x160 wds 7200rpms in raid 0 which is about 5years old and still going strong

Hopefully the samsungs will treat me well also and i will start buying them also.
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Yes they sleep and sometimes can take a few seconds to wake up after I leave my PC on for awhile. I turn my rig on and off nightly if I don't have it encoding something. So these drives have gone through 100+ restart cycles and they haven't been dropped out or even given a single problem.

Either drive will work as I stated its raid1 if one fails RMA it and then it will automatically rebuild it.

A lot of people assume the green drives can't raid because the variable rpm speed, but in raid1 they are fine since they right identical data at the same time instead of splitting data.

Ideal budget is $200, right now on the egg you can grab 2 seagates for $160
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Yes they sleep and sometimes can take a few seconds to wake up after I leave my PC on for awhile. I turn my rig on and off nightly if I don't have it encoding something. So these drives have gone through 100+ restart cycles and they haven't been dropped out or even given a single problem.

Either drive will work as I stated its raid1 if one fails RMA it and then it will automatically rebuild it.

A lot of people assume the green drives can't raid because the variable rpm speed, but in raid1 they are fine since they right identical data at the same time instead of splitting data.

Ideal budget is $200, right now on the egg you can grab 2 seagates for $160
Im not a big fan of seagate. I heard they let the heads rest on the platters when the drive is asleep/off instead of moving it off of them.

Edit: I might need to wait till the next paycheck anyways cause rent is due soon and things could get tight. Thanks for everything though.
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no problem also keep a eye on frys, they often have drives $30 off I got my AV-GP drives for like 105 a pop a few weeks back. They are $130 on the egg right now.

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Seagate Barracuda LP
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-413-_-Product

This HDD is new and i have been using them since summer when they came out and they have been fantastic. They are faster them my 7200RPM HDD WD Green.
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