[CentOS] hard drive question - WD red

Mon Apr 22 20:18:47 UTC 2013
Tom Bishop <bishoptf at gmail.com>

Sure but if you read WD on documentation on at least parity RAID
requirements, that specify URE 10^15, and these list out to 10^14.  If you
are going to run RAID 5 or 6 with the 3gb disks, sounds like that might not
be the best situation but something to think about.

On Mon, Apr 22, 2013 at 3:09 PM, <m.roth at 5-cent.us> wrote:

> Tom Bishop wrote:
> > On Mon, Apr 22, 2013 at 2:50 PM, <m.roth at 5-cent.us> wrote:
> >
> >> I see a really good price, and better for quantity, for 3TB drives. Now,
> >> I've been down on WD for a couple of years, since I found that they'd
> >> protected certain h/d parms from being changed (like TLER). The ones I'm
> >> looking at are the Red, which seems to be a new color (at least to me),
> >> and one technical review I've read says that they're intended for NAS,
> >> etc, and you can adjust those parms. They're *not* supposed to be
> >> "enterprise" or server grade, but it sounds like they'd work with RAID.
> >>
> >> Anyone know anything about them?
> > They are made more for the soho environment, not sure I would even use
> > them there.  If its critical enough for RAID environment then I would
> use the
> > enterprise class drives WD-RE or the Seagate equiv.  IIRC they were not
> > even spinning those at 7200rpm, i just pony up for the good ones, and I'm
> > cheap ;)
> Yeah, well, I work for a federal contractor, so this is your and my tax
> dollars (and when someone starts spouting that all feds spend money like
> water, I'm going give them a cluex4...).
> But, after reading your comments, and looking and seeing a similar comment
> on Tom's Hardware, I called their support - they even have a tech support
> 24x7 specifically for red, and the tech, when I asked, didn't even blink
> when he told me it was 7200 full speed....
> And have you looked at the price for server grade anything? They want 2-3
> times the base price.
> Thanks, though, for such a quick response... and helping push me to call.
>     mark
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