2 Replies Latest reply on Jan 4, 2011 10:38 AM by moroccodriver

    5400rpm and "Green" drives

    moroccodriver Level 1

      So I'm building that RAID 5 enclosure.  I noticed on the Tom's Hardware charts that the $100 Samsung 5400rpm F4EG 2TB has a better average read throughput than the $120 Hitachi 7200rpm Deskstar 2TB.  (How could that be true?)

       

      a) Is there a problem using these 5400rpm drives in a RAID if they have fast read times?

       

      b) Will the "EG: EcoGreen" rating make it unsuitable for video?  I once heard all "green" drives were unsuitable for any video editing, but maybe that was just early models.

       

      c)  What cheap 2TB drives would you recommend if not either of these?