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I want to set up a RAID 5 configuration using 2 TB Hard Drives.

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#1 Johnz414


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Posted 11 June 2010 - 03:38 PM


Just that, I am looking to set up a RAID 5 configuration for performance reasons and this is my first time setting up a RAID 5.

Only, I've heard that "Green" drives are NOT good in a RAID configuration because they "time out".

I want to make sure that I get Hard Drives that will work in this configuration and wont time out. And sense the price is coming down on 2 TB drives and I'm seeing enough good reviews on them at NewEgg I would like to try 2TB Hard Drives. This should give me enough storage for a long time to come.

HERE is one receiving good reviews on NewEgg, would this be a good one for a RAID configuration? Is there a better one that you can recommend for the job?

Any knowledge about doing this will be greatly appreciated. Thanks.


Edited by Johnz414, 11 June 2010 - 03:43 PM.


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