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I got my warranty drives in for my 2x640 Black 32mb's, and they sent me 1x1TB Black 32mb and 1x1TB Blue 32mb. Interesting enough, I was looking into upping my storage..so I'm happy about that. Don't know how I feel about the Blue though. I think the WD1001FALS is faster than the 640 I had..

Anyways, I wanted to put them into raid 0 again, but am worried the Blue will cap the performance of the Black.

Has any of you ever raided two different models (same size) of a drive?

I may be getting a 2nd WD1001FALS in a trade very soon, so that would solve my problem...the two blacks in raid and the blue as backup. Just need to make a decision fast whether I'm going to raid or not, because I only have 30 days to get my 640's back to WD and I need to get my data off them before sending back and wipe them clean.
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I dont think you would really see a performance choke from raiding a blue with a black. I have a blue@sata2 and a black@sata3 not in a raid, however when I performance test them the blue comes back faster than the black... now granted the Black is storing more data limiting its peak speed, but the difference isnt that great...

What I am trying to say is the blue and black drives seem to perform pretty close and I dont think you'd notice degraded performance from raiding these two drives...

Although your idea of getting another black to raid and using the blue as a backup/swap/ or any other use is not a bad idea either.
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In raid your array runs as fast as the slowest drive..... so if the blue is slower than the black it will reduce the overall speed compared to 2 blacks...
Hope this helped....
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Thanks guys. I would rather not mess with my data, and I'll stick to raiding only identical drives. Ironic because I'm running a raid0.

Don't think this is even an issue any more, because I think the guy confirmed the trade so I'll be getting a second 1TB Black 32mb to pair with my current one I just got from WD. Blue will just be backup, might even get a 2TB Green to throw into the mix
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trust me i've ran both.......single and raid 0.......there was no difference between Blue and the 32MB Black
    
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trust me i've ran both.......single and raid 0.......there was no difference between Blue and the 32MB Black
Yeah I just ran a whole test of the 1tb Blue on HDTune and it got like 104MB/s Avg, and then I ran one of the 640s (still with stuff on it, and part of my windows raid array) for a little but didn't complete the test...the 640 got like 104MB/s max and 102MB/s min...much flatter graph, but it was barely 1/4 of the test.


New question, if I get a WD Green 2TB drive..would this be fine to do a Raid3 with the 2x1TB Blacks? So the 2x1TB Blacks are essentially a Raid0 with each other, but there is parity of the raid on the 2TB green automatically.
Or would I be better off Raid0 just the 2x1TB and use Windows to auto-backup the array to the 2TB?

It is probably faster, performance wise, to just raid0 the 2 Blacks and use Windows backup feature to backup to the 2TB Green...
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i don't know how well that will work since the green is 5400RPM......it has really slow seek rate.....i've tried my 2x2TB 64MB greens in raid 0 which i use for storage now.......speeds were hitting 200MB with avg coming in at about 140ish, but the seek and file benchies were way off from my 2x1TB blue raid 0........auto backup would be better......after installing all the updates, programs, and games i made an image of my curent 2TB raid 0 on a 2TB green and put it away
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i don't know how well that will work since the green is 5400RPM......it has really slow seek rate.....i've tried my 2x2TB 64MB greens in raid 0 which i use for storage now.......speeds were hitting 200MB with avg coming in at about 140ish, but the seek and file benchies were way off from my 2x1TB blue raid 0........auto backup would be better......after installing all the updates, programs, and games i made an image of my curent 2TB raid 0 on a 2TB green and put it away
You sure the Green 2TB is 5400, I see on newegg that the Green 1TB 32mb is 5400.


Anyways, I guess I don't need the green to be performance orientated. I just need it for backup.
Then again, I don't know why I can't just use the Blue 1TB for backup..lol if I start to get close to breaking the 1TB barrier of crap to backup then I'll get a bigger backup drive.
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