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

On Sat, 03 Sep 2011 17:48:33 -0700, Mike Castle wrote:

> 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.
> http://wdc.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/1397

Good catch. 

But regardless WD statement, there is no compelling reason for a hard 
drive going down or start failing at 40℃, that's absurd.



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