Posted 15 November 2012 - 10:05 PM
So I understand, I can add a 3Tb drive to my N40L with the latest Stablebit Drive pool, as long as I add the drive through Disk Management it will add properly and work properly and I can access all drive storage (close to 3tb)?
BTW for those interested. This HD at Newegg is on sale. for 149$
If so, should I go with the WD green or red or the Seagate?
Thanks for your input.
Personally, I think the three drives you highlighted are all good drives and would work well in a N40L with WHS-2011 with DrivePool. My preference was, and still is, for the ST3000DM001's because they are FAST and they've been very reliable for me.
I wouldn't pay the $149 price though -- just recently the ST3000DM001's were at $119 w/free shipping and earlier this week the WD Red's were on special for $119 also with free shipping. Over the next month or two I expect their prices will be low again and I wouldn't be surprised to see the ST3000DM001's dipping below $119 soon. If you NEED a very quiet machine plus marginally better energy efficiency go with the RED's; If you NEED marginally better energy efficiency go with the Greens, and If you want blow your hair back speed go with the ST3000DM001. They are all three pretty reliable IMHO. My 2 cents.
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