There's no issues with the disk size (750GB was just the biggest available when the 5200 came out, I'm using 5 x 1TB Samsung Spinpoint F1 drives), however I believe the WD Green series drives are incompatible because they go into a low power mode and drop out of the RAID array.
It mentions possible caveats in the latest HD compatibility list
Posted by smurfin on Jan 22, 2009, 5:59pm Hi I'm looking to run a 5 drive RAID5 array, using WD Caviar Green 1TB drives (WD10EACS). Is this supported at all, or will I possibly run into problems? (all the reviews I've read state that the max supported HDD size is 750GB). Torn between this and the Q-NAP TS-409 Pro at the moment.....
I am running the WD10EACS drives in Raid5 on my n7700 with no issues thus far.
I have just bought 5 1TB Western Digital WD10EADS Drives to replace my 5 320GB Seagates in my 5200 PRO but I want to know for sure this is going to work. Has anybody successfully used WD10EADS drives in a Thecus 5200 PRO unit? I hear they might have problems of dropping out of the array when they lower their voltage and go into power saving mode.
I have looked at the latest compatibility lists from thecus and see that it is not there yet for the 5200 PRO but it is for the Thecus 7700.
All help on this would be greatly appriciated.
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I just setup my Thecus N5200 (non-pro) with 5 Samsung 1.5TB HD154UI in RAID5 with no issues. Took a while to build, but its stable and functioning going on 72 hours now......the total time I have owned the unit.
I just purchased a Thecus N5200Pro and Qty. 2 Hitachi HD32000, which is a 2TB 7200 RPM Sata drive. I had no issues installing the drives in the N5200Pro.
My question now, is what is the best way to measure the performance of the the Thecus read and write speeds?
Right now I am running a Raid 0 configuration and copying data from my workstation (Gigabit) directly the the N5200Pro. According to Windows 7 (Microsoft's Copy Speeds) I am copying at a rate of 35.8 MB/second.
Any recommendations on utilities to test performance of the NAS, and is 35 MB/second average write speed on a Raid 0 configuration?
Thanks for any feedback. The user group convinced me to buy the Thecus product, and I am happy so far.