On Wed, Nov 18, 2009 at 4:49 AM, Modulok <modu...@gmail.com> wrote: > List, > > Has anyone used 'Wester Digital Caviar Black' disks in a gstripe? > > I'm building a 2TB gstripe, from 3x 1TB disks. My concern, is the > disks are 'consumer grade' disks. Western Digital mention not to use > them with a raid controller as they have a potential, 'deep recovery > cycle', which an last up to 2 minutes. This would theoretically result > in them being dropped from the array. Despite this, I've heard > successful uses of these disks via gmirror. (Granted, not the same as > gstripe). Again, in theory, if one disk enters a 'deep recovery cycle' > and is dropped from the array, and during that time another disks does > the same the array is toast, right? > > Umm...what are the odds of this occurring? War stories? (The more I > type this out, the more it's starting to sound like a bad idea.) > Thoughts, ideas? > -Modulok-
google for WDTLER.EXE. I've had good results setting the recovery time to 7 seconds on the Caviar Greens & Blacks. FWIH, it only works up for WD drives up to 1TB. WD's Raid Ed. drives have the above setting on by default. _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"