- Aug 10, 2007
- 4,117 (1.04/day)
- Geneva, FL, USA
|Cooling||Cooler Master Geminii S524|
|Memory||G.Skill DDR4-2133 16GB (8GB x 2)|
|Video Card(s)||Gigabyte R9-380X 4GB|
|Storage||Samsung 950 EVO 250GB (mSATA)|
|Display(s)||LG 29UM69G-B 2560x1080 IPS|
|Case||Lian Li PC-Q25|
|Audio Device(s)||Realtek ALC892|
|Power Supply||Seasonic SS-460FL2|
|Software||Windows 10 Pro|
That's my point. I'm sure they (Black vs. RE) have similar physically construction and equally prone to failure but I've had good luck with REs and the Blacks have been fairly reliable compared to other offerings. I was trying to point out that it's a pretty large risk putting 4tb of data on a single drive. Blacks do not support RAID so it's risky business. 4tb is alot of data to do manual backups. Maybe the firmware could be modified? That is the only limiting factor for consumer drives in RAID use. The 4tb capacity may be alluring to people with large media collections. If I had a collection that large, I wouldn't want to loose it and lack of RAID support takes this drive off my list of secure storage options.
WDC 07/10/2012 said:
WD desktop hard drives (WD Blue, Green, or Black) have been tested and are recommended for consumer RAID applications when using the drives in a RAID 0 (Stripe) or RAID 1 (Mirror) configuration with no more than two (2) drives.