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What would be the most reliable SATA hard drive I can get for a server? I've had to replace all four of the hard drives at least once in a server I'm running, but I believe it is due to heat. I've moved the server to a less heated location, but even still, I want to look at purchasing hard drives that might hold up a little better even in some extra heat.

Need 400GB - 1TB per drive.
post #2 of 20
The 4 drives you replaced, what brand were they?..Ive always been partial to WD and Seagate, but i find WD to be more reliable for me.
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post #3 of 20
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They were all Western Digital Caviars... I've always liked to stick with WD's or Seagates as well, but with all these WDC's failing, I'm thinking of going with Seagate.

I was just hoping that there were models specifically designed for harsher environments, or if not, at least stats that show what models can stand what temperatures. Any idea where to get that sort of information?
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*Bump* C'mon, someone's got to know something about server hard drives... does everyone just use run-of-the-mill hard drives in their servers these days? If so, that's ok, I just want to be sure that there's nothing better out there.
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You can give these a shot. Roomy, but not pricey.
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Why don't you pm Admin or someone like that? They seem to be running this server pretty well. I would value their input.
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The ES.2 series of Seagate is targeted toward the server and enterprise market:
http://www.seagate.com/www/en-us/pro...arracuda_es.2/

They cost a little more that the enthusiast 7200.11's, but not that much:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...rchInDesc=es.2
    
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*Bump* C'mon, someone's got to know something about server hard drives... does everyone just use run-of-the-mill hard drives in their servers these days? If so, that's ok, I just want to be sure that there's nothing better out there.
What type of server?
Do you need the performance?
Was the issue due solely to heat?
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post #9 of 20
Seagate ES are generally seen as higher build quality drives (Enterprise Storage). They're generally around the same speed as standard desktop drives, but better reliability.

The ES is standard SATA, and the ES.2 is an SAS drive with extra power-saving features.. Great drives

EDIT: Beat me to it Chozart
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post #10 of 20
ES.2 comes in both SATA and SAS.. see links I provided The ES.2 is just a newer version
    
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