I would avoid using any WD desktop disk in a NAS/RAID-application considering the WD statement on recommended usage: Desktop drives are not recommended for use in RAID environments...weamdebest wrote:Also, the fact that WD Red is based on green technically, makes me cautiously weary of them. I want to see some good solid years of performance before I'd even consider getting them.
P3R wrote:Currently seeing 6531 power on hours on my WD Red, so about halfway into the time span when you claim all WD Green disks will have failed..
Bad reference. On one hand, based on a lot of luck [when I see the sectors pending and more...]. On the other hand, this generation of WD Green had the options to disable deep error recovery.rboerdijk wrote:I wouldn't worry too much yet, my greens have power-on-hours = 46590 = 1941 days = 5.3 years - and still running ^^
All manufacturers will launch 4 GB (and most likely 5 TB [tree platters, five surfaces]) later this year.rboerdijk wrote:Probably going with Hitachi in my next nas (mainly because WD red doesn't have 4 TB drives ).
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