WD Red WD30EFRX With RocketRaid 3540


I just purchased 8 of these drives and before I set them up on my system, I wanted to find out if they can be used in conjunction with a hardware raid card like the RR3540. I’ve had desktop drives on this card for years and have worked perfectly however I’m aware that this is a disaster waiting to happen. I’d rather use the hardware I have rather than plunk down $1500 for a Synology or QNAP NAS.

Anyone have any specific experience with these drives in a hardware raid environment for home use?

i see no reason for the card not to work with these drives. connection, port and communication is standardized, so you can hook up any hdd with any controller as long as they follow the same standards.

so yeah, you’ll be okay!