WD1002FAEX - Raid


#1

Season’s greeting to all:

Just purchased two WD1002FAEX 1TB drives from Newegg and a GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD3R motherboard with the intent of using these drives in a Raid 1 configuration.

Did some research after the purchase and there is some info posted elsewhere that claims this drive is NOT raid capable. WD site is not very helpful!

Any advise and feedback is appreciated.

Bob


#2

[quote]Desktop / Consumer RAID Environments - WD Caviar Black Hard Drives are tested and recommended for use in consumer-type RAID applications (RAID-0 / RAID-1).[/quote]from http://www.wdc.com/wdproducts/library/SpecSheet/ENG/2879-701276.pdf

so, i am going to say that you can do raid (0, 1) but not suggested for use with raid 5, 10, etc

but you said you wanted to do Raid 1, so go ahead.