Finally an affordable hard drive suitable for RAID? RRS feed

  • General discussion

  • I just came across a new product that was launched by a major hard drive manufacturer, targeted as SOHO NAS market. Supposedly these drives should be energy efficient and quite, but above all, the feature that may be of interest to many of us with a redundant setup is that, contrary to standard desktop hard drives, these drives appear to be suited to run in RAID configrations.

    Here's a review. What do you think?

    Wednesday, July 18, 2012 5:01 PM

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  • I think that 3 TB drives are a poor choice for use with Windows Home Server, so it's good that there are several smaller sizes. :) I also think that you will need a really good RAID HBA, because the low-end RAID HBAs consumers are likely to buy will probably not correctly execute the sequence that the reviewer lays out.

    Bottom line is that, for Windows Home Server V1 and for Windows Home Server 2011, you don't want to use RAID unless you're willing to invest a good bit of money in it.

    I'm not on the WHS team, I just post a lot. :)

    Wednesday, July 18, 2012 8:14 PM