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Re: veryPC, Seagate, raid - caught in the middle

On Fri, 06 Aug 2010, mimo wrote:
> But then two weeks ago a different drive suddenly goes down. Maybe that
> series of Seagate drives are "evil "? But then.. I did stress test the

You're using *laptop* HDs for server workloads.  What did you expect?  Do
you honestly believe laptop HDs are built with the same design goals as
server HDs?

If you want cheap storage that will handle server workloads, stay away from
SFF bays, which only give you two choices for spinning media: laptop HDs or
enterprise HDs.

LFF bays at least let you use desktop RAID-compatible HDs such as most
Seagate desktop models (just don't go around thinking that all LFF HDs are
RAID-compatible.  A lot of recent models from Western Digital aren't, for

  "One disk to rule them all, One disk to find them. One disk to bring
  them all and in the darkness grind them. In the Land of Redmond
  where the shadows lie." -- The Silicon Valley Tarot
  Henrique Holschuh

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