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Originally Posted by tryagainplss View Post
Do not put Green drives on a file server
Why?
    
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I have had a thecus N5200 NAS running at home for the last 5 years, all wd5000aaks drives, they where quite cheap, but dont realy matter, its set up as raid 5, so every time a drive fails i have 2 new ones as backup. I then swap the broken drive with a new one, raid rebuilds automaticly and rma the broken drive. Has worked like a charm and even tho 2 drives have failed i have not lost any data.
post #13 of 22
I own three different Samsung drives and they have all been fantastic. I wouldn't recommend any other brand.
post #14 of 22
Samsung 1TB 7200RPM F3s for speed, 2TB 5400RPM F4s for storage space. Both are as reliable as can be.

The last good and reliable set of WD drives were the WD6400AAKS and WD5000AAKS, both of which are out of date/EOL'd as far as I'm aware, all their new Green/Black/RAID edition drives are trash. Do not even waste time even considering them I had a 1TB WD10EARS Green drive, it was noisy as hell (comparable to their year 2000 manufactured pre-historic IDE drives sound wise) slow as sh** and died in 3 months. The S-Hitachi and newer Seagates are also useless (had a RAID build of Seagates and Hitachis at work, they were dropping like flies out of the array).
    
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post #15 of 22
After using PCs for over 30 years I find that Hitachi is the better.

Heck even Google uses them in their servers!
    
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post #16 of 22
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Why?
they're bad, they perform like laptop hard drives
    
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post #17 of 22
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Why?
I use them in my server and there's no reason not to unless you're doing RAID.

Like ALL green drives one of the ways they conserve energy is to slow the platters down to 5800 RPM.

That's still fast enough for HD video streaming.

They run just fine in my 6TB WHS machine.
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Odd that no one suggested Seagate Cudas...
Ive never had a Cuda fail me. Ive only had Deskstars (deathstar) and WD drives fail on me.
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post #19 of 22
I've had two WD Green Hard Drives. 1 failed within a month and the second one that replaced that died within 3 months of use. I wouldn't recommend them.
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post #20 of 22
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Originally Posted by Lost-boi View Post
Odd that no one suggested Seagate Cudas...
Ive never had a Cuda fail me. Ive only had Deskstars (deathstar) and WD drives fail on me.
Deathstar joke is 10 years old....
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