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Setting up a raid array to back up my business data (im a general contractor) and I want to make sure that I buy drives that will not fail, speed is no object, I don't care if its a ssd or mech, sata, scsi, sas, or an eide, My only concern is reliability.

thanks for any help you folks can provide,
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If you dont want to worry about little things like the inside disk or how you handle the hdd get an ssd. They can be very expensive though.
If you go regular hdd go with this:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185
or
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152245&Tpk=2tb%20spinpoint
If ssd:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148348
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Western Digital Caviar Black drives are solid.
    
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Most reliable hard drive ever?

Is three.....

Redundancy is pretty reliable that's about it.
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Well drives will fail eventually.

WD-AV Drives are some of the most reliable.

Lower RPM and single platter are what you want to look for as those two things will increase reliability. I suggest the 500GB AV-GP
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Quote:
Originally Posted by jach11;12499173 
If you dont want to worry about little things like the inside disk or how you handle the hdd get an ssd. They can be very expensive though.
If you go regular hdd go with this:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185
or
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152245&Tpk=2tb%20spinpoint
If ssd:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148348

The F3 drives haven't been around long enough to know their reliability. The WD drives have.

OP, go with a WD black drive. They have a 5 year warranty in case they do decide to fail on you. Plus you should have redundancy for you raid setup if you are doing if for data saving.
post #7 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kratthew D. Kraids;12499184 
Western Digital Caviar Black drives are solid.

Blacks probably are the most reliable performance drive, but I believe Tator Tot is correct. Lower RPM and/or enterprise class HDDs would be more reliable.
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post #8 of 12
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Originally Posted by luvsan;12499194 
Most reliable hard drive ever?

Is three.....

Redundancy is pretty reliable that's about it.

This + what Tater Tot said.

If you REALLY want reliability, put 4 drives into a raid 5 with a hot spare...
post #9 of 12
I recommend Western Digital, I know a few people that have used Samsung or Seagate drives, most of them gave up after a while but my m8's caviar black is still working. This doesn't mean that Samsung and or Seagate are unreliable but it does mean that there is a slightly bigger chance you will run into issues with some of those.
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WD RE SAS drives.

Actually the RE4's would proabably be a better option plus they have 64mb of cache.
Edited by Dillmiester - 2/23/11 at 2:43pm
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