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Old February 16, 2011, 06:14 PM
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Hi, I need 3 gb of storage, on a server so I'm looking for 4 x 1.5 gb or 4 x 2 gb , ( they will be in raid 1) so what are the most reliable drive in those range ?

I also need the same capacity of drive on my workstation, so I will need performance drive, so what are the best performing drive ? I don't mind to put smller drive in raid 0 for those one, as all those data will be copy ( goodsync) to the server every night.
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Old February 16, 2011, 06:18 PM
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i would say wd. single or raided. whatever.
while all things fail, i find the wd's to give you warnings,usually.
dont remember having had one go south on me without advanced notices :D


oh yeah, and 2tb ftw. shame the 3 tb'ers are still so expensive. but you want to wait
at least 6 months for numbers to start popping back at ya, you know look for waves.
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Old February 16, 2011, 06:35 PM
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...... but you want to wait
at least 6 months for numbers to start popping back at ya, you know look for waves.
usually when I ask a question like this is because I will purchase tomorrow...
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well, i dont see any about the 2tb's, except for the old parking meter going up fast.

ak had a good explanation if that last year i think.
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I'd be a little leary of the WD Greens. Between work and home I've encountered 4 of them that needed to be returned (all the 1.5tb) due to bad blocks. That's the highest I've encountered in a long time.
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2 x 3TB drives if the system support it. An array of 2 drives is statistically less likely to fail than an array of 4 drives.

NCIX.com - Buy Hitachi Deskstar 3TB SATA3 7200RPM 3.5IN Hard Drive - 0S03086 In Canada.
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I'd be a little leary of the WD Greens. Between work and home I've encountered 4 of them that needed to be returned (all the 1.5tb) due to bad blocks. That's the highest I've encountered in a long time.

interesting. what were the sn/etc?

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2 x 3TB drives if the system support it. An array of 2 drives is statistically less likely to fail than an array of 4 drives.

NCIX.com - Buy Hitachi Deskstar 3TB SATA3 7200RPM 3.5IN Hard Drive - 0S03086 In Canada.
not badly priced.
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The Hitachi (posted) is a 7200rpm drive. I am not sure I'd use it as a storage drive. I'd wait for the next crop of 3TB drives if you need 3TB but that's just me. The Hitachi could be a good choice for the workstation performance drive if you need the higher capacity, however.

Take a look at Samsung F4s 2TB. You can check newegg and read reviews there, too, if that helps reach a decision.

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I'd go WD but the price of those hitachi's are crazy cheap. If I didn't have about twelve WD 2TB greens laying around the house I would probably scoop some of those bad boys up.
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I have both the 2 TB wd green drive and seagate lp drive in my gaming rig and server. All have been working from 3 months to more than a year without problems *knock on wood*. Im planning to get the newer seagate green drive. Faster I/O throughput compared to the wd green drive.

Hopefully NCIX have them on sale again this weekend.
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