View Full Version : [ubuntu] Hard Drive Selection for RAID 5(linux) Media Server

August 17th, 2009, 07:11 PM

I am in the process picking up some HD's for a media server build that will be running ubuntu

Just want to get some feed back on these 3 drives

Western Digital WD1001FALS Caviar Black Hard Drive - 1TB, 7200 RPM, 32MB, SATA-300 $104.97 ea

<H1 style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt">Western Digital Caviar Green WD10EADS Hard Drive - 1TB, 32MB, SATA-300, OEM $104.97 ea

Hitachi 7K1000.B Hard Drive - 1TB, 7200RPM, 16MB, SATA-300, OEM


Will be looking at purchasing 3-4 drives


September 11th, 2009, 07:35 PM
I had heard something about the Caviar Greens spinning down when not in use, to store power, which is problematic in a raid array, as it thinks the drive has died.

I'm not sure if there is truth to this.

I'm interested in it myself. Personally, I'd like to go with the Caviar Greens as they use less power.

I'd like my media server that is running 24/7 to use the least amount of power as possible.

But obviously speed and reliability are a concern as well.

September 11th, 2009, 08:26 PM
I found another drive I was hoping for some feedback on

SAMSUNG EcoGreen F2 HD103SI 1TB 5400 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - OEM (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152173) New Egg has a good deal on them right now.

September 12th, 2009, 02:11 AM
I found this while searching the net regarding this harddrive thing


Looks like with Linux raid you should be okay I am going to purchase the samsung drives and put them in a raid 5 confg I think