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Old 05-11-09, 01:08 PM   #8
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Default Re: Recommend a hard drive

I have 2 WD1001FALS in a software (md) RAID5 along with a ST31000340AS. Unlike the Seagate drives (started with 2), the WD's have been rock solid. A third Black arrived today and I'll be using it for backups. When I'm ready to rotate my backups after 6 months, I'll pick up a fourth.

3ware usually recommends enterprise grade drives, like the RE3 from WD and the ES.2 from Seagate. They've got a drive compatibility list up, but last I looked the WD1001FALS wasn't on it. I came across a message board post a few months ago that had 8*WD1001FALS working fine on a 3ware 9650SE-8LP.
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