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kevsteele
12-23-2012, 03:21 PM
I noticed you list Seagate SATA III drives as build options on the ARECA. Are enterprise drives needed or consumer drives OK with this unit?
-kevin

ricks
12-23-2012, 04:12 PM
Either will work. We mostly test using desktop drives. The unit works perfectly with the Seagate and what used to be the Hitachi desktop drives. Have not tested any WD drives, and now that WD bought Hitachi we have a long ways to go before we can add WD to any of our compatibility lists. With the Hitachi drives in transition from Hitachi into WD manufacturing we'll have to completely start over with the testing.

As always, I would not trust an OEM drive to work. Never know what you are going to get.

Rick