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PostPosted: Sat Mar 15, 2014 9:09 pm 
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Is anyone here using Western Digital Caviar Green 2 TB SATA III 64 MB Cache HDD for RAID 1 :?:


WD does not recommend this HDD for RAID according to there web site:
http://www.wdc.com/en/products/products.aspx?id=780

But on there PDF doc (Jan 2012) they state that these HDD can be used in RAID 0 or RAID 1 environment:
http://www.wdc.com/wdproducts/library/S ... 701229.pdf

Did find this post regarding WD Green and RAID:
http://forum.wegotserved.com/index.php/ ... /?p=122658

Have an old Dell Dimension 2400 with NASlite2 installed on an CF 1GB card (IDE to CF adapter) and an old 3Ware 8006-2lp (2CH, RAID 0/1/JBOD PCI,1.5 Gbits/sec) card. Did noticed it is compatible w/ NL2.

Thx

EDIT:
Added correct link to 2879-701229.pdf on wdc.com (not westerndigital.com).


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 19, 2014 8:20 am 
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Got a single WD Green 2TB WD20EZRX . I hooked it up to the 3ware 8006LP PCI RAID (w/o SMART) and also tested a it on the VIA VT6421A PCI SATA/IDE (w/ SMART). Seems to be working fine.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 05, 2014 8:53 am 
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FerociousNAS wrote:
Is anyone here using Western Digital Caviar Green 2 TB SATA III 64 MB Cache HDD for RAID 1 :?:


WD does not recommend this HDD for RAID according to there web site:
http://www.wdc.com/en/products/products.aspx?id=780

But on there PDF doc (Jan 2012) they state that these HDD can be used in RAID 0 or RAID 1 environment:
http://www.wdc.com/wdproducts/library/S ... 701229.pdf

Did find this post regarding WD Green and RAID:
http://forum.wegotserved.com/index.php/ ... /?p=122658

Have an old Dell Dimension 2400 with NASlite2 installed on an CF 1GB card (IDE to CF adapter) and an old 3Ware 8006-2lp (2CH, RAID 0/1/JBOD PCI,1.5 Gbits/sec) card. Did noticed it is compatible w/ NL2.

Thx

EDIT:
Added correct link to 2879-701229.pdf on wdc.com (not westerndigital.com).


We use a bunch of them - but mirrored...not real full time RAID. And these were early specimens.

I'd still go by the manufacturer's recommendation and pick another drive for RAID 1 use. There are enough gotchas and transitions ongoing right now. No need to hang a "kick me" sign on one's back.

Don't ask how I know about this phenomenon :)


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