Software raid and WD green drives (Debian 5)
Looking to get some answers for Debian 5 running a linux software raid. I would like to get some recommendations for HDDs.
First, I'd like to go green with the drives. I'm open to any make/model as long as they work well with Debian 5 and my Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3R. It seems this problem has been going on a while, and I'm hoping that by this time some definite answers can be given.
I have heard a sorts of craziness about the WD green series. I've heard non-sense about mother boards non being able to boot due to BIOS issues with 4k sectors, I've heard of TLER causing conflicts with the raid controller, I've heard of head parking and time-out issues. Some say the fixes do nothing to stop the poor performance; some say it's good afterwards.
What model drives are causing problems (with linux, especially Debian/Ubuntu)?
What are the problems?
What are the fixes/results, if any?
I have 3 WD10EACS models that seem slow, but I access the box remotely and thought it was the network (over internet). Is there a way to test what my speeds are and what they should be?
I need some new HDDs and want to go low power but not if it's going to botch the whole thing up. Suggestions are appreciated!
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