Does anyone know of a program that will allow me to check whether Time Limited Error Recovery (TLER) is enabled on my hard drives? I guess it would be nice if it also allowed me to change the setting from enabled to disabled, or vice versa.
I'm a bit over my head here, but I heard that having TLER enabled is a good thing for drives in a RAID configuration. Also, I read that having TLER enabled and not using the drive in a RAID is fine, but I have not heard anything about the reverse. Is there a big downside to setting up a RAID with drives that do not have TLER enabled?
The reason I ask is that Best Buy often sells the Western Digital EasyStore 8-TB external drive fairly cheaply (today it's on sale for $149). The first one I bought contained a Red drive, which is often recommended for RAID setups and supposedly has TLER enabled. I bought several more, but they contained a Western Digital drive with a white label. The model is slightly different (EMAZ versus EFAX) and I have heard conflicting reports about whether or not it is the same as a Red drive (and I don't know if TLER is enabled on the white label drive).