Can WD20EARS be used in Non-Raid mode in external enclosure?


#1

Hi,

I have just learnt that if you connected desktop edition hard drive of WDC, such as WD20EARS to a RAID controller, the drive may not work correctly.  see http://wdc.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/1397

I now have a icy dock MB662, an external enclosure supporting raid.  However I just want to use it under JBOD(Non-Raid) mode. 

Since the problem only occurred in raid environment, I wonder if it is still ok for me to use WD20EARS in my icy dock.

I cannot get clear answer from WDC’s technical support via phone, so try to seek answer here, thanks. 


#2

Hi there, if that case can normally work with 4K sector drives then go for it, if not then the drive will be extremely slow.