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Old 06-17-2011, 06:54 PM   #1
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Default RAID 50 Hard-drive selection

Hey all,

I'm setting up a 16 drive RAID 50 (in the Norco 4220 case) and am looking for some hard-drives. I've found the 2 following drives, both on sale for $75 each, so the price is right.

Seagate Barracuda Green 2TB SATA 6GB/S 3.5IN 12MS 5900RPM 64MB
Hitachi Deskstar 5K3000 2TB SATA3 32MB

What concerns me with the Seagate is the 'Green' label. I know this spelled out death for the WDs since the number of parks rated would be met quite quickly. Is this similar to what I should expect with them? The only thing enticing me to them is the 64MB cache. Would this even have an effect when running them in such a large array with RAID 50? Also, maybe it is useful to keep in mind that my RAID card can only handle up to 3Gbps.

Just looking for some input. Thanks!
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Old 06-17-2011, 07:09 PM   #2
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Default Re: RAID 50 Hard-drive selection

Do you live in canada? You could try newegg.com if you're in america, otherwise newegg.ca is the canadian version with slightly higher prices.
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Old 06-17-2011, 07:11 PM   #3
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Yeah, I live in Canada, but the prices on Newegg were higher than the sale prices of these drives.
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