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Re: ATTO R680 + SOHOTANK ST8-U5 + Seagate ST33000651AS = ISSUES!
on Aug 8, 2011 at 5:59:22 pm

Christian,

To reiterate and further comment on Steve's and Kyle's comments, you really shouldn't use desktop drives in a RAID array intended for high performance.

In addition to vibration dampening, and other environmental concerns, there are also various other commands and error corrections, reporting, etc., which Desktop model drives need to assume on their own, as they are their own 'controller' of sorts.

RAID Edition / Enterprise drives are also designed to better communicate with various RAID controllers so that both the drive and controller aren't trying to control the same thing at the same time resulting in potential conflicts.

This is part of why some drive models and some firmwares work better with some controllers vs. others or not at all.

Some devices like the Drobo, are intentionally designed not to care as much about drive models, speeds, capacities, and firmwares in order to give the mass public more flexibility in redundancy. But this adversely affects performance in our Media Production environments.

That's one of the reasons there are those of us here designing and selling these solutions, specifically designed for production needs.

Get some RAID Edition or Enterprise drives (there's a good reason they cost more).

Best Regards,
-Caspian

Product Specialist
Studio Network Solutions


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