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Re: DO NOT BUY Western Digital "Green" Drives (also present in WD "Elements" external USB cases)

On Sat, Sep 3, 2011 at 1:14 PM, Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton
<luke.leighton@gmail.com> wrote:
> just a word of warning: on absolutely no account, not for any reason,
> should you buy WD "Green" drives.
> i've just spent a hair-raising 6 weeks discovering that these drives,
> when pushed above a mere 40 Centigrade, become so unstable that they
> can actually become completely unresponsive, shut down, and leave the
> linux kernel in a completely unstable state, especially if they are
> part of a RAID1 mirror.

For what it's worth, WD _does_ say not to use Green drives in RAID and such.



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