Drobo

mini with WD wd7500bpkx blacks...

I have a drobo mini on the way, and want to load it with 4 (new) WD black wd7500bpkx 750G drives.

Has any one here used such drives successfully? Is the lack of TLER support a deal-breaker? The website here doesn’t seem to warn against this…

How does the mini in general deal with drives that spin down when idle?? Should I be prepping these drives with the WD idle mode utility ?? (not sure yet if these particular drives already have idle disabled, or not…)

Any comments on these drives are welcome. My last 2.5 black experience ( a couple of years ago) was DOA, followed by DOA replacement (!!) … I am hoping that was just a sheer burst of bad luck

update WD support just confirmed for me that spin-down is DISABLED in these ‘black’ drives. So, it’s looking more promising…

Update: I’m a HAPPY CAMPER… this array (loaded with 4 WD7500BPKX) is FAST :slight_smile:
(more than twice the speed of my internal mac drive (7200)

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nice one rotec :slight_smile:

Performance is not terribly bad on USB3 (windows8.1) either…

cool :slight_smile: