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#1 meridiusuk

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 03:38 AM

Hi all new here and nice to meet you all.

I am hoping that you can help me as i want to buy a 3tb drive and since samsung have stoped making there drives i was woundering which drive to get.

I have had a look at the WD green and red 3TB drives but i dont know which is the better drive. I dont use a NAS systems or raid and the drives will be just used as single drive storage as it will be placed into a server as just single drives.

can anyone help me on what to use.

thanks

Edited by meridiusuk, 03 November 2012 - 03:39 AM.

#2 thisperson100

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 08:48 PM

I'd personally choose the red over the green because they all use 1TB platters and have TLER support should you ever use them in a raid config.
I take it "green" low power is your primary concern ?
The new seagate ST2000DM001 use very low power as a 7200rpm drive, I believe they are within 1watt of the green/red drives and outperform them.

#3 meridiusuk

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 10:58 AM

I'd personally choose the red over the green because they all use 1TB platters and have TLER support should you ever use them in a raid config.
I take it "green" low power is your primary concern ?
The new seagate ST2000DM001 use very low power as a 7200rpm drive, I believe they are within 1watt of the green/red drives and outperform them.


I don't think I could trust seagate as I have herd there not the best drives.

I was wondering if you could us reds as single drives as I have herd that these need to be as a pair as I read ths on another forum

WD Red drives wouldn't be recommend in a non-RAID setup really, as it has time limited error recovery. In a RAID setup another drive will supply the data instead. In a non-redundant setup, you want the drive to try for as long as it can to get any data (usually).


What you think ?

#4 thisperson100

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 03:11 AM

I don't think you'd have a problem using a red as a single drive.
TLER can be configured/disabled although I havn't done this.

#5 Valleyforge

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 04:28 AM

I don't think I could trust seagate as I have herd there not the best drives.

What you think ?


I think you're smoking something if you think WD drives are better than Seagate.

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#6 meridiusuk

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 03:00 PM

which drive then a 3tb green or red ? I have herd the reds are built better and alot cooler. I would of thought WD would let users use these as single drives ?

#7 meridiusuk

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 12:14 PM

Tip: click inside this box to load the editoranyone i herd theres problems with the green dirves and head parking

#8 meridiusuk

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 02:54 PM

any help ?

#9 thisperson100

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 10:26 PM

You shouldn't have a problem with either green or red.

Edited by thisperson100, 14 November 2012 - 10:27 PM.




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