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Need help looking for some hard drives for my server. The Mobo handles 6 SATA 3.0gbs hard drive.

But I'm really confused on whether to go Seagate or WD's Green or Black drives.

The OS will be Windows Home Server.

Want to make a purchase today via online.
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post #2 of 23
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Originally Posted by bnceo View Post
Need help looking for some hard drives for my server. The Mobo handles 6 SATA 3.0gbs hard drive.

But I'm really confused on whether to go Seagate or WD's Green or Black drives.

The OS will be Windows Home Server.

Want to make a purchase today via online.
either seagate or WD have good reliable 2TB drives.
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post #3 of 23
these hard drives are going to be for storage, right?
are you planning on having an OS partition on the 2TB, or on a separate drive?
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well here is what I use with one one failed drive so far...



One failure out of 13 drives purchased isn't so bad at all.. Newegg had it swapped out quick too..
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post #5 of 23
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either seagate or WD have good reliable 2TB drives.
Leaving towards WD, but no idea if I should go Green or Black. And what cache.
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post #6 of 23
I think it really comes down to brand preference. I'd never give my money to Seagate, personally.

I just bought a Samsung HD204UI from MC for $70 on sale.
It's back to $80 on their site now.

Otherwise as I'm sure you've seen, the WD Greens are $80 on Newegg.
post #7 of 23
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these hard drives are going to be for storage, right?
are you planning on having an OS partition on the 2TB, or on a separate drive?
The 2TB drives will be for storage.

I am in the market for a good OS partition drive though. Any recommendations will help. I know it doesn't have to be big. Just enough to have the OS, some programs (PlayOn for example), and maybe some remote connection management tools.
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post #8 of 23
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Originally Posted by fg2chase View Post
well here is what I use with one one failed drive so far...



One failure out of 13 drives purchased isn't so bad at all.. Newegg had it swapped out quick too..
What are those specific drives? I don't know the model names that well yet.
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post #10 of 23
Quote:
Originally Posted by fg2chase View Post
well here is what I use with one one failed drive so far...



One failure out of 13 drives purchased isn't so bad at all.. Newegg had it swapped out quick too..
You running CC35 firmware or CC34?
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