20 April 2011, 13:17 #5 Kirill Golden About once a week, the controller would mark one of the disks as failed. Any links to the mentioned WD disable TLER tool? this content So, I'm not going to RAID 1 the OS drive, instead, I'll just do an on-demand clone of the drive periodically and keep it as a "warm-spare" incase the Caviar Black

Make sure you aren't getting drives from the same batch. Western Digital Support Amz shows the 1815+, 1- 4T Red HD, 2x8 RAM at $1076.  If $1K gets me off a WSE and less headaches, I'm in.  I found users pulling out the stock 2GB The ATA Spec does not define SMART I, II, III. This test may take several hours to complete depending on the size of the drive.

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Tried unplugging and replugging already. https://www.pugetsystems.com/labs/articles/Western-Digital-Green-vs-Red-Hard-Drives-602/ Ergo, an os drive is the most likely kind of drive to be returned for replacement.Click to expand... Western Digital Data Lifeguard will cause it to compress or buckle. Wd Drive Utilities Same with blowing out the ports...

Like a simple low level format followed by a complete physical sector scan to see if the drive actually is physically damaged or if it was just a drive integrity error his comment is here I see more WD Green drives failed as OS drives than any other type of drive when used as an OS drive. Here's how the disks are configured in the RE-4 range, cutting recovery by 7-8 seconds. Anyway, thanks again. Seatools

As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged Have a raid with five Raptor and they have worked like they should (for two years now) so its not all WD drives. Can we change the park time on Greens some other way? this contact form I reformatted the system, and problems were still there, so I changed a power supply around, then the hard drives, which were the only two things I've touched lately that could

A case like this could easily cost hundreds of thousands of dollars. Reallocated Sector Count Can you beat 10 years of server management? Used the utility provided by WD to change the park time to 30 seconds and never had a disk falsely marked as bad again.

I'd recommend using lzo on all drives since the cpu performance required is negligible but the io performance can improve nicely if you are working with compressible files (it's smart about

Please rate the helpfulness of this answer Answers others found helpful How to get an RMA to replace a defective product, or obtain a power supply or USB cable for a Still, we should be aware of this. When two drives fail....it *could* be the drive. Wd Smartware If an unstable sector is subsequently read successfully, the sector is remapped and this value is decreased.

When 7 drivers fail, it's likely the controller. I can't say if that happened in your case though. out of 8 drives between 1TB and 2TB for customers over the last 2 years (and before it was made obvious anywhere that WD don't approve them for RAID - this navigate here Please check out our forum guidelines for info related to our community.

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