[LAU] New workstation | DAW pc

david gnome at hawaii.rr.com
Fri Sep 17 08:14:12 UTC 2010

Ken Restivo wrote:
> On Sat, Sep 11, 2010 at 10:37:26PM +0200, Arnold Krille wrote:
>> 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...
> Yeah, RAID stands for "Redudant Array of INEXPENSIVE Drives".

I've always her it was "Disks". ;-)

> So, buying expensive drives would not be RAID, would it then? :-)

It would be the opposite of RAID: a SLED (Single Large Expensive Disk).

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