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Mark Palmos
Raid question - different drives
on Mar 31, 2010 at 9:08:52 pm

Hi guys, I hope you are all fine and dandy...

I couldn't find a drive specific forum for this question.

I have a Lacie 4 drive Raid 5 box and one drive has failed. I have tried to rebuild it (twice) but it fails again after a short while.

I want to replace the one drive but the Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 is not available and has been replaced by the 7200.12.

I have no idea what those .11 and .12 numbers mean, but would it be ok to replace the one for the other?

Thanks very much,

Mark.



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David Roth Weiss
Re: Raid question - different drives
on Mar 31, 2010 at 9:45:54 pm

Hey Mark,

The answer is that you should always use identical drives, however, the Seagate that's available now just might be close enough to work, and you'll never know unless you try.

Sorry, but there's no more definitive answer to the riddle than that. It's certainly worthwhile buying one and trying it out rather than rushing to out to buy four or eight of that model.

Hope spring has come to you in London and your family is well...

David

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Mark Palmos
Re: Raid question - different drives
on Mar 31, 2010 at 10:01:09 pm

Hi David
Thanks mate...
We seem to have reverted to late winter at the moment, cold, windy, rainy...

I will give the .12 drive a whirl, the .11's are no longer available. I think they are less than 3 years old but I seem to have misplaced the receipt.

Catch you later
Mark.


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David Roth Weiss
Re: Raid question - different drives
on Mar 31, 2010 at 10:18:33 pm

Good luck Marky, and be sure to let me know if it works, please. One way or the other, the answer will go into the DRW database.

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adam taylor
Re: Raid question - different drives
on Apr 1, 2010 at 7:42:33 am

its worth checking what the warranty is on the actual drive.

I recently had 2 seagates fail (can't remember the model numbers), and when i checked up found they had a 5 year warranty. I'd had them over a year running in a much larger raid than yours, so its possible the warranty is different. But check with seagate - they replaced both of mine free of charge.

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