bhtechmech

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Regular WD Caviar Black is bad for RAID, you need to get the WD Caviar Black RE.

Seagate, in another hand, cheap, their fail rate is pretty high.

It's about 20% for us and my company already moved away from Seagate and just WD RE drive for now.
 

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I read that about RE editions, before SATA III, that they are designed for RAID but I'm not making a server and the Caviar Blacks say they can handle RAID 0 or 1. I have run them in a RAID 0+1 because of that statement WD made. I had one drive failure but I blame my motherboard's RAID controller for that issue since it wouldn't rebuild in BIO's only in OS enviro. I just don't trust them for a RAID 5 or RAID 10.

Yes the fail rate was what I am worried about because at least the Blacks give me a 5 year Limited Warranty.

Thank you for the reply. I will look at the Enterprise WD again.