[LAU] New workstation | DAW pc

Arnold Krille arnold at arnoldarts.de
Sat Sep 11 20:37:26 UTC 2010

On Saturday 11 September 2010 17:09:23 Mark Knecht wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 10, 2010 at 11:09 AM, rosea grammostola
> <rosea.grammostola at gmail.com> wrote:
> > 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...
> I was not suggesting you use RAID. I was suggesting you possibly buy
> data center drives (which happen to be RAID capable) because they have
> better specs, last longer and don't cost all that much more (as a
> percentage of the complete system cost) than green drives. Either
> drive family will likely work well for you.

Last "special data center" hard-disks I bought failed on short before warranty 
was over and the other shortly after warranty was over.

(No data lost as they announced their fail in smart. And the important stuff is 
on raid1.)

Still I would go for two drives (and will so with my next machine). Get two 
different drives and have a raid1 for the really important stuff. Why two 
different? If you buy two of the exact same kind at exactly the same time, they 
will also fail at the same time which reduces your data-security... And don't 
try to tell me I am wrong, I've seen to many pairs of exactly-the-same drives 
fail at the same time...

Have fun,

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