Thank you for this interesting information. Problem is that I wanted the newest revision of WD20EARS (WD20EARS-00MVWB0) that has three 667 GB platters. So even If I like WD I have to buy Samsung.
You are absolutely correct. I should buy WD2002FYPS. But WD2002FYPS cost two times more than WD20EARS / HD204UI so I rather not using RAID then buying so much expensive drive.
Fake RAID has many advantages for me because I want use Windows dualboot so your information is very interesting for me. Thank you.
I thought that fake RAID will hide disks same as real HW RAID. I am not thinking about rescue Linux CD but I really like Quindor’s way because he is using USB stick with Fedora that only set TLER and reboot. But my knowledge of Linux is very bad so I really do not want to try so complicated solution
As I said fake RAID has many advantages for me but the Windows software RAID is easy to set and very stable so I think that this is the best solution for me. Only big disadvantage for me that I cannot use Windows 7 / Windows XP with SW RAID in dualboot. I hope that somebody will tell me if “smartctl -l scterc,70,70 c:“ will work in Windows SW RAID because I really do not want to buy two disks and find that smartmontools are not working in Windows SW RAID.
Thank you superlgn.