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 7200.11’s that I purchased November 2008 to February 2009, two also failed. One I ascribed to Newegg’s poor packaging at the time. The second was a clear firmware failure.
The remaining six 1.5TB WD Greens are currently doing a build/ verify of three raid 6 arrays at the moment. After this week, it does look like running WHS in Hyper-V is the path I will take, so that’s good. I’m just waiting to see if I can kill off anymore WD Greens at this point before doing the final installation.
Bottom line: I’m not overly happy with the WD Green drives, to the point that I just bought two more Hitachi 2TB drives and a 1TB drive (just for a spare) today. With WD’s TLER, and their frankly crazy pricing on RE drives (it is getting to the point where you can run 2x Hitachis in Raid 1 for the price of a RE drive of the same capacity), I won’t be purchasing any more from them in the near future.