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Mixing 7,200rpm and 5,400rpm “Green” hard drives in RAID 0

The question of whether or not one can mix 7,200rpm hard drives with 5,400rpm (5,900rpm or other speed) "green" drives in RAID is one...

Western Digital Green 2.5TB and 3TB for Home Servers

Western Digital announced new 2.5TB and 3TB Green Series drives at $189.99 and $239.99. These drives are an interesting proposition for large home server users that are not running Windows Home Server V1.

The Big WHS Update: Sorting Controllers and other Issues

Just as a quick update to those who are following this build. Some adjustments have been made ove the past week. First, I finally decided...

The Big WHS: First (Big) Pictures

Since there are some requests here are the servers side by-side. The New WHS is on burn-in duty while the old WHS has had...

The Big WHS Update: Prepping the Old System and New Parts

Just as an update. I installed the second Adaptec 31605 today, filling all 16 ports with 8x WD Greens, 6x Hitachi 2TB, and 2x...

The Big WHS – Disaster Strikes, Part II

Continuing to test the new WHS box, I was treated to yet another new Western Digital Green failure this week. Ridiculous! Of the 15 Seagate...

The Big WHS – Disaster Strikes, Part I

At around 1:30AM I woke up to what I believed was the fire alarm. After about 30 seconds outside in the cold, I realized that...