[kwlug-disc] remote storage

Lori Paniak ldpaniak at fourpisolutions.com
Fri Nov 20 12:09:44 EST 2009


It might be more cost and space effective to get a (supported) SATA PCI
card and go with inexpensive SATA drives. Though pretty slow through
PCI.

Is this an enterprise-class installation?  

The drives most likely to fail are ones that fail regular SMART testing
(see smartmontools).  For SATA drives, all major vendors are pretty much
equivalent.  Be sure to test the drive before you install it.  You'd be
amazed how many new drives fail the manufacturer's diagnostics.



On Fri, 2009-11-20 at 10:57 -0500, Richard Weait wrote:
> Dear All,
> 
> What is a decent EIDE drive for an older local Linux box?  I have
> three 3.5" drive bays and would like to add 1 to 2 TB.
> 
> Which drives are most and least likely to fail early and without warning?
> 
> Best regards,
> Richard.
> 
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