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Posted 06 February 2011 - 11:36 PM

OCC is back with another hard drive review, this time of a monster 2TB drive. Find out how it performs as OCC reviewer ajmatson checks out the Seagate Barracuda Green 2TB hard drive - http://www.overclock...cuda_green_2tb/

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Posted 07 February 2011 - 12:26 AM

That is one nice harddrive.

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Posted 07 February 2011 - 07:47 AM

It is... but these days for HDD's, I'd like to know how well they hold up in RAID arrays. Maybe something to include in reviews? My last Seagate's were horrible in RAID 0 and RAID 1, they kept getting out of sync and failing.

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Posted 07 February 2011 - 08:33 AM

That's the first time I've seen a GREEN hard drive perform better than the competition!

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Posted 07 February 2011 - 11:42 AM

It is... but these days for HDD's, I'd like to know how well they hold up in RAID arrays. Maybe something to include in reviews? My last Seagate's were horrible in RAID 0 and RAID 1, they kept getting out of sync and failing.


The only problem with doing that, is its hard to base any sort of statement after a day or two of testing in RAID.

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Posted 07 February 2011 - 11:48 AM

The only problem with doing that, is its hard to base any sort of statement after a day or two of testing in RAID.

I know, but maybe a follow-up review for SSD/HDD's? One thing almost all reviews can never really give is the long-term build quality. Mostly user reviews can find those issues after a few weeks/months, but most problems start appearing within the first week or so, anyway. SSD/HDD's seem the most important since they hold all the data.

I've used:
2 Seagate Barracuda 32GB's RAID 0 - result, failed after a few hours. As single drives, worked perfectly fine.
2/4 Seagate Barracuda 1TB's RAID 1/10 - result, works fine with some issues. When failing in RAID set-up, known good single drives go bad. Not sure why.
2 WD Caviar Black 1TB's RAID 0 - result, did not meet expected performance results. Gets beat by 2 WD Caviar Blue 1TB's and 2 WD Caviar Black 640GB's in RAID 0.
2 WD Caviar Green 1TB's RAID 1 - result, works fine with no issues.
2/4/8 Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB's RAID 0/1 - result, works fine with no issues, very fast in RAID 0.
4/8 Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB's RAID 10 - result, works fine with no issues, fast.

My next foray will probably be 2TB drives (or maybe skip a generation and go for 4TB drives) for expanded storage, but in RAID 10. Four drives is even quite an investment... which is why I went full bore with 28 Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB drives, they hold up awesome (especially in RAID) and are the cheapest as well as fastest 7200RPM drives.

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Posted 08 February 2011 - 06:22 AM

You can find these for around $80 right now which makes them quite tempting. I need to build a storage box and I may pick up some of these. Then I can let El_Capitan know how they perform in a RAID array.

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Posted 08 February 2011 - 06:30 AM

You can find these for around $80 right now which makes them quite tempting. I need to build a storage box and I may pick up some of these. Then I can let El_Capitan know how they perform in a RAID array.

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