[LAU] New workstation | DAW pc

rosea grammostola rosea.grammostola at gmail.com
Fri Sep 10 18:09:58 UTC 2010

On Fri, Sep 10, 2010 at 7:45 PM, Mark Knecht <markknecht at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Processor: i5 750

> I tried to set up RAID1 and RAID0 with the 1TB version of the Green
> drives you are listing and they simply didn't work well. A lot of
> these Green Series drives park the heads quite quickly (to save power)
> but unfortunately this causes them to wear out faster. They are I
> think generally better suited for machines that aren't on all the time
> or in heavy use. Watch your SMART data if you go that way.
> Why 2 drives by the way? One for the system and the second for audio?
> Note that these RAID drives do tend to be a bit more noisy, but not
> terribly, and may consume more power so you'll likely need to do a bit
> more noise control than with the green drives.

One drive for / and /home, one for backup and audio

The plan was not to go for RAID, but wait till the SSD gets cheaper...

I have no experience with RAID...


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