They are trying to give you a 3TB green to replace a 2TB Black ? If you have another boot drive, I would accept the 3TB for pr0nOriginally Posted by metroidfreak;15226526
My black failed. So that's what they're trying to send me.
But if he can get one, then why not?Originally Posted by GReid;15229260
I think RE4 is an enterprise thing, so the primary difference is reliability. IMO that level of reliability is unnecessary for consumer PCs, even with raid 0.
Figures. I keep hearing bad things about those Marvell controllers. (88SE9128?) Lots of people with SSDs or HDDs have issues with them. I think in the past week there have been several people with those controllers/ports dying?Originally Posted by metroidfreak;15269074
It ended up being the newest 2Tb WD Black I got. Although, come to find out today after further testing. My HDD hasn't failed. My Sata 6 controller on my board is dead.
Originally Posted by stubass
save starting another thread sorry, is thier a difference between green and blue WDs? Apart from energy savings with greens, i have a mixture of black and blue WDs. Black for system, 2 blues in RAID1 for DATA in my PC!!!!
Originally Posted by Kramy
Greens have low idle timeouts. After 8 seconds of inactivity they park their heads. This makes them incredibly unreliable in RAID.
The solution is to disable that feature (takes extra work - the WDIDLE3 bootable tool is required) or you can spend a bit more on drives that don't require that tweak.
For some operating systems (like Linux) you should turn the idle timeout off regardless of RAID - Linux wakes up drives every ~20 seconds, which will send WD Greens to an early grave. (4320 head parks per day, 1,576,800 per year... how durable do you think these things are?
I also WD blacks in a NAS server running 24/7 going well
That's weird that a bunch of them are just dying. I haven't had any updates for it, so I don't know what changed. Working fine for almost a year, then up and dies. Still have to pay to return one of the drives, so no point in not keeping the new slightly faster one.Originally Posted by Kramy;15273416
Figures. I keep hearing bad things about those Marvell controllers. (88SE9128?) Lots of people with SSDs or HDDs have issues with them. I think in the past week there have been several people with those controllers/ports dying?
There's one of the threads - but I've seen a few more.