Toshiba drives, RAID, and drive health tools

By B00kWyrm
Jan 27, 2016
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  1. Hey all.
    My first foray into RAID.
    Considering the Toshiba 4gb 7200rpm, currently down to $110.
    Several questions.
    • It looks like it is getting decent reviews. Anyone know of issues?
    • I can find nothing for it, like Seatools for Seagate. Anyone know of software that is compatible?
    • Do drive health tools work properly on drives in a RAID array?
  2. B00kWyrm

    B00kWyrm TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 1,436   +37

    ... if there is any interest.
    It looks like I am starting to find some answers...
    even if not here... answers like...
    • Toshiba drives seem to be acquired/rebranded Hitachi tech? (See evaluation at Backblaze)
    • Toshiba looks not to be the best choice for RAID, because of (lack of) TLER if nothing else. (see discussion)
    • Toshiba may not be the best choice in any case... as they don't have drive support on their website...
    I got stuck in a loop, and could never get my inquiry sent.​
    So... now I am leaning back toward WD (Red).
    Also, WD will provide a utility to enable TLER on Green; see discussion here.
    This is an interesting listen on Red vs Green in NAS / RAID... which also clued me in to TLER. (This interview is over 3 years old.)
    So... I hope this is useful / interesting to SOMEone! :)

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