[mythtv-users] OT: help selecting drives for server
nasa01 at comcast.net
Mon May 18 17:00:46 UTC 2009
I'm sure questions like this come up all the time -- so I was hoping someone could give me some advise on this...
I have a server that has a hardware raid card (I already had it, so plz no flaming on hardware vs software raid) which has 8 SATA ports. I presently have 2 RAID-5 arrays setup for a total of 2.8T of space. I have managed to come close to filling up the space and am looking to upgrade. One array is made up of 3 drives (2x750GB, 1x1TB) and the other is made up of 4 500GB drives. I would like to keep the number of times I have to rebuild this to as few as possible and the fewer the drives the better.
I would like to use drives larger than 1TB, however, the 2TB drives are pretty pricey right now. I'm not sure I trust the Seagate 1.5TB drives (any one have comments on them?) and WD says it's desktop edition drives are not appropriate for RAIDs (they suggest the Raid Editions for more $$$). And I don't really now much about the Hitachi drives...
So I was hoping someone out there has some suggestions on which way to go...
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