[CentOS] hard drive question - WD red

Wed Apr 24 17:01:46 UTC 2013
m.roth at 5-cent.us <m.roth at 5-cent.us>

Emmanuel Noobadmin wrote:
> On 4/23/13, Dan Young <danielmyoung at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I ran across some forum posts indicating they are unlikely to work in
>> arrays of greater than five disks. This is alluded to in the spec
>> sheet as well.
> I was concerned since we've been using Reds in our newer servers.
>> http://www.avsforum.com/t/1454542/issue-with-wd-red-drives
> However, the conclusion of that thread seems to put that particular
> issue firmly on an odd incompatibility with the Asrock motherboard
> used and the WD Red drives. One of the posters pointed out he has 12
> Reds on a single Adaptec.
> Somebody suggests possibly an issue with 6 drives being spread over 2
> different controllers. I couldn't help wonder if it's just a Windows
> driver thing.

Oh, good, someone actually running Reds. How long have you had them, and
have you had any issues? I'm not actually worried about RAID - we have a
very few servers with RAID 1, and I think they're all software RAID. The
big RAIDs, we bought the boxes with drives. We'd be using them for
servers, and backups.