5900 RPM drives
ryan.coleman at cwis.biz
Sat Aug 14 03:42:18 UTC 2010
I was actually looking at the Seagate Barracuda model... I'm upgrading my RAID 5 of 8x1TB to something larger. $135 each: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148487
On Aug 13, 2010, at 10:28 PM, TJ Varghese wrote:
> On Sat, Aug 14, 2010 at 9:52 AM, Ryan Coleman <ryan.coleman at cwis.biz> wrote:
> Can anyone give me any reasons to buy these over 7200RPMs for a RAID? I may need to pinch pennies if I have to finance my next servers out of pocket. Stupid idea, I know, but I really want to know if there's a reason to skimp.
> Specific models that you're considering would be good. For WD, if you're referring to the WD's GreenPower (non-RAID Ed), there are 2 gotchas
> 1) no support for TLER any longer - this IMHO is a deal breaker for RAID
> 2) ridiculously low sleep times (6s) to maximize power savings - in a server, this would cause extreme load cycles, however this setting can be set to less extreme numbers using wdidle.
> The main technical criterion for any HDDs to be used in a raid IMO should be TLER support IMO. Speed/capacity would be secondary concerns.
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