jack584

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    Opinion on the WD 6TB Green Drive?

    Well I ended up getting two 3TB Greens because they were on sale for only $78 each, for a total of $156 for 6TB vs $250 for one 6TB drive. I would have rather have had just one drive cause its easier to just have everything on one drive, but an almost $100 savings changed my mind on that. So my question is this: is creating a spanned volume though the Windows 7 disk manager a good idea? Would be nice to have just one volume to store my files in. EDIT: Did some further researching and fouind that if one of the two drives fails, all of the data is lost. Is this true? I thought that RAID 0 was the only case where if one drive fails, all of the data is lost. I understand that if one of the drives failed, whatever data on that drive would obviously be lost. But if the other drive in the volume was still working, wouldn't you still be able to recover whatever was on that drive?
  2. So my budget for a new drive is in the $250 range, and I've got a choice between the 4 TB Black and the 6 TB Green drives. Basically the only reason I would go for the black is the longer warranty, this is just going to be a storage drive so I don't care about the performance, I've got an SSD as a boot drive and for programs. So my question is this: Is the better build quality and warranty of the black worth having 2 TB less?