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Re: [OT] advice re Western Digital WD1002FAEX Caviar Black 1 TB 7200 RPM Internal Hard Disk Drive



On Monday 26 September 2011 17:12:42 francis picabia wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 26, 2011 at 11:32 AM, Andrew McGlashan
>
> <andrew.mcglashan@affinityvision.com.au> wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > Lisi wrote:
> >> Is the Western Digital WD1002FAEX Caviar Black 1 TB 7200 RPM Internal
> >> Hard Disk Drive worth the extra money over the Blue ranges?
> >>
> >> And would you recommend it?  I don't want to cause myself complications
> >> with another dud drive. :-(
> >
> > Of all the options from WD, I would definitely go with the Black ones --
> > they have longer warranty and are a much "safer" bet.  But as with all
> > HDDs, they will fail one day .... you are much more likely to get longer
> > service from a WD BLACK though.
> >
> > Here's a fair summary page:
> >
> > http://www.wdc.com/en/products/internal/desktop/
> >
> > NB: The warranty is longer for a good reason and you're likely to have
> > larger cache on the drive as well.
>
> According to the product pages for WD Black or Blue drives, they are
> suitable for RAID 0/1
> on consumer desktop only.  WD recommends their Enterprise line of
> drives (e.g. RE4)
> for servers running RAID.  Look at their site for more information.
> When you reach
> the page for a drive, click on the lower banner "More Features".
> Only then do you see
> about RAID suitability and TLER issues with the particular drive.

Thanks, Francis - but David had understood what I meant and answered exactly 
the question that I was asking, so his reply was, from my point of view, 
perfect.  I accept that to give the perfect answer he had probably had to use 
divination, but he had done so to great effect.

Lisi


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