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post #11 of 20
What do you want to see? I've got 2x500 WD RAID 0 in my sig rig, and a single WD 500 I could hook up to compare if you really want.

The most noticeable thing you'll get is if you transfer large files over GB LAN. A single mechanical drive will max out around 60-something mb/s. 500GB RAID 0 will start at 125 and taper down to 90-something mb/s.

I'm all about the WDs, since they've never let me down. Get the RAID specific ones if you can, they are rated for less failures and longer warranty.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-697-_-Product

Those are bad-ass
Edited by 2thAche - 2/24/11 at 12:13pm
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post #12 of 20
F3s or WD Black series are as fast as you can get for consumer-grade mechanical storage. Either model would serve you well.
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post #13 of 20
WD RE-4GP but 200$ each for 2TB
i have2 of them in raid..
lol btw wrongly advertised mtbf
2.000.000.000 hours MTBF XD
they removed it but in the time i bought it it was that rofl
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post #14 of 20
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if you have luck you can raid them.
but if you go WD buy their RAID specialized harddrives.

Sometimes the Black well mostly the Black fail to RAID, becuase they have the alternate versions of them.
and those are WD Black Raid version HDD.
i dont even understand what you said :S


anyway, ive raided quite a few WD hdds and NEVER had a problem with any, that includes 2tb's, 1tb, 500gb, 320gb. even a masstive 12 tb raid.
     
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post #15 of 20
I would suggest using two Seagate Barracuda 500gb 7200.12 drives. They are extremely fast single platter drives and raid excellent from my experience. Here is a screen of hd tune from when I had mine in raid.
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Here is a screen of just a single drive. The 1st one is the barracuda, the second one a WD Blue 500gb and the 3rd on is my current hitachi 500gb drive.


post #17 of 20
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Are you going to lecture me on what I put in my post or are you going to give me some advice.?
...what's your problem?

I did give you advice on scaling.


RAID improves sequential performance... however, you want better random performance if you want notice gains in OS and most applications.
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Are you going to lecture me on what I put in my post or are you going to give me some advice.?
A bit demanding and unappreciative?

I have two Seagate 7200.12 500GB hard drives in hardware RAID 0 and have ad them that way for about 2 months now. Before that, there were in software RAID 1 for 8 months. Thus far, no issues whatsoever.

I also have two non-RAID edition Western Digital Caviar Blacks 2TB in software RAID 1 that have been RAID 1 for ~ 8 months as well. Also no issues from them. While extremely high stress environments would probably benefit from the extra features the RAID-specific drives offer, in a more consumer oriented environment, I think standard drives will more than suffice.
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While extremely high stress environments would probably benefit from the extra features the RAID-specific drives offer, in a more consumer oriented environment, I think standard drives will more than suffice.
Not all standard drives are capable of RAID though. All HDDs perform bad sector remapping. The problem is some drives take more than a few seconds to perform this task. Because they take so long, the RAID controller thinks the drive failed since it isn't responding. The drive isn't failing or dead but just performing maintainence.
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Not all standard drives are capable of RAID though. All HDDs perform bad sector remapping. The problem is some drives take more than a few seconds to perform this task. Because they take so long, the RAID controller thinks the drive failed since it isn't responding. The drive isn't failing or dead but just performing maintainence.
Understood. But wouldn't higher performance HDDs not suffer from this issue -- only mid to low-end drives?
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