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Re: SATA drive reccomendations for reliablity (server use)

We use the hitachi enterprise ones in compute cluster master nodes and
have found em to be pretty good.

I would advise having them in a raid 6 with hot spare on a 3ware
escalade controller.

We have hunderds in the wild on supermicro tin and they are pretty groovy.



On Sun, Aug 3, 2008 at 12:36 AM, Scott Edwards <supadupa@gmail.com> wrote:
> I have two servers that I will buy two to six drives a piece for
> (each).  I'm thinking 750gb is the sweet spot for storage prices.
> I know everyone has had a drive go bad.  I'm not interested in endless
> stories of how yours was bad, how you lost your lifes work, or why
> you'll never buy from vendor X just to spite them.
> I'm looking for larger scale independent third party testing and
> certification of SATA and SATA II drives released on the market,
> geared for server use.  I want to use this to make a comparison of
> where price, performance, and reliablity make the best for our needs.
> If any of the existing hardware matters, here is the hardware I am
> considering for running XEN.  I haven't decided if I will stick with
> the etch kernel, or jump into a newer mainline release.
> Supermicro 2021M-UR+V
> Kingston KVR400D2D4R3K2/8G
> Intel 4 port gigabit server adapter. EXPI9404PT
> 2 GHZ QC optron cpus
> Regards,
> Scott Edwards
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