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Thoughts on Western Digital Red vs Green in a Drivepool environment?
I've always had Green drives in my server and thus far I've never had a problem. The server is on 24x7, runs WHS2011, and acts as a torrent downloader, file server, VM server, etc. It's basically running all the time, but every drive is probably not in use (I just don't know).
I know it's recommended to use the Red drives in a RAID environment, but does that still hold true in a Drivepool environment? (Pretend for a second the warranties are the same - I know Red is longer, but I'm looking at technical and power characteristics at this point)
In a true small/medium NAS environment, I would hands down go for Red, but for the home server environment, I'm still on the fence.
(I'm an engineer - I've seen that Tacoma Narrows bridge video more times than I can count!)
Drive Active Idle Standby Sleep
3TB Red 4.4 4.1 0.6 0.6
3TB Green 6 5.5 0.8 8.8
bought a Red this afternoon. It was $30 difference - not enough for me
to say no, once I factored the extra warranty coverage in. Thanks for
the input Shane, much appreciated!
Just bought 5 more (got them for 139 each on boxing week) and set up a hardware raid6 to move to whs 2011 with drive pool.
I have 8 greens and 2 reds I'm pulling files from to rebuild the server. The 2 reds ran at 130-150MB/s while copying and the greens seem to settle in at 80MB/s.
Pretty big difference compared to the greens.
A side note, my 2 Hitachi 5k2000 ran around 100MB/s when copying to the new array. I think I paid 68 bux for those pre flood.. Come on Toshiba!!!
S.M.A.R.T. Warning on 'MEDIA'
One or more disks are suspect: