RAID 6 Server using 3TB Western Digital Reds:
The WD Reds are performing admirably; not a glitch or hiccup since the install. They are fast, amazingly quiet and reliable in 8 x 3TB RAID 6. I note that Adaptec is still not officially supporting this drive, but the Adaptec 6805 is working fine with 8 x 3TB Reds in RAID 6. All systems nominal.
I finally received my shipment of Western Digital Red 3TB Hard Drives which I had initially ordered in mid-August. I had thought that installing several of these drives in my Windows Home Server box would be a simple way to increase my RAID 6 storage space. Alas, I found out the hard way that my Promise Supertrack EX8760T RAID controller does not recognize WD 3TB drives and thus sees the WD Reds as 946GB, Sata II drives. In fact, they are 3TB, Sata III capable drives. A few emails exchanged with Promise Tech Support left me quite disappointed. In a nutshell, the Promise Supertrack EX8760T does not support 3TB drives, and there are no plans to support these drives in the future. Too bad, since the EX8760T is quite a robust card, and it has … Read More »