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Christopher B.

Christopher B.

Joined on 10/17/03

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2 out of 4 failed within 48 hours

Western Digital Caviar RE WD2500YS 250GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive Bare Drive
Western Digital Caviar RE WD2500YS 250GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: Drives performed well in RAID0 and RAID5 using Areca controller. I was seeing 230MB/s read and 190MB/s write using 4 drives as RAID0. With degraded RAID 5 with 2 existing drives I am seeing 120MB/s read and 105MB/s write. :-)

Cons: Unfortunately 2 of the 4 drives failed within the 1st 2 days. One had the clicking sound of death while the other had excessive SMART errors which caused the Areca controller to take it off line. This may push me to configure the drive as raid6 instead of raid5!

Overall Review: I received the drives and controller from Newegg in 2 days. The RMA process has been painless so far. I can't wait to get my disk performance back when the 2 drives return.