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Quick question. Has anyone successfully used WD Blue drives in the G8?

 

Just tried a couple of spare blue drives in a RAID 1 configuration with Server 2012 and the fan was running around 70% - as you would guess, not very quiet!

 

I've previously had an install of ESXi & 2012 running before and all was very quiet.

 

Just to prove a point, I installed Server 2012 R2 onto an old Seagate I had lying around and again almost silent - fan around 9%

 

I know the blue drives are technically a desktop drive, but I thought they may do the job for now (it's just a test server I'm setting up).

 

The server is running the B120 in RAID mode, so it should rule out the old AHCI (if that is still an issue).

 

I'm sure I read somewhere of someone else having a similar problem with those particular drives.

 

Thanks in advance

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Just plugged a WD Black drive in and set it up the same as the WD Blue - hardly a whisper from the server!

 

I don't get why the Black is quieter than the Blue, but no matter, the fan is running at 6%, so I'm a happy camper!

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I have a blue in mine but not on the ich ports

 

A family member has two 5TB blues on his ich ports

just checked his fan speed its 9% in achi mode

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