View Full Version : Hardrive for server advice

05-06-03, 07:23 AM
I am getting a new hardrive for a server (don't ask don't tell:p) a suggestion was this (http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/products/index.html?action=c2hvd19wcm9kdWN0X292ZXJ2aWV3&product_uid=43158) drive here. Has anyone got any experience with IBM / Hitachi drives? Or should I go with the maxtor (http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/products/index.html?action=c2hvd19wcm9kdWN0X292ZXJ2aWV3&product_uid=40965). Remember performance is not a issue as this is only for a ftp server. I am thinking more reliability wise:)

Lot's of pictures of coke bottles and umm drawing pins for it, yes:eek2:

05-06-03, 09:17 AM
IBM says you should not run your HD 24/7 (or at least they said that some time ago). Whether this has been solved, I don't care. The fact is that I would never buy a product with such a ludicrous recommendation.

Get your self a WD 120GB (8MB cache possibly), it passed all my tests with flying colors. On the other hand I know nothing about Hitachi HD's and their performance / durability.

05-06-03, 10:06 AM
Seems odd to me that you would go with anything other than SCSI on a server. Seagate, and SCSI for that matter, are pretty much the defacto standards in servers... Why bother with IDE in this situation? Even the Raptor gets toasted by SCSI drives in a server environment...

Try checking into the newer 10,000RPM drives from Seagate (U320 SCSI). Or, if you can afford it, the 15,000RPM models.

A server w/IDE? :rolleyes:

Oh, and I would stay far away from IBM SCSI drives. I have had a lot of issues with them in the past.

05-06-03, 01:24 PM
Well it's not going to be a huge corporate server ;) just something me and a handful of people will be accessing. We are not talking hundreds of gigabytes everyday:D

05-06-03, 02:24 PM
Point taken. It's always nice to have SCSI though. :cool:

05-06-03, 05:14 PM
literally a handful or just figuratively like three or four people.. and i take it because they're not gonna hammer it like simultaneously.. .I have ftp on my scsi since I have no choice :/ :D as my ibm ide is defunct and too lazy to fix it :p.

05-06-03, 05:32 PM
Well we do kick the living cr*p out of it at times:D Usually about 6/7 at most on it at once. Ready for the kicker? Its a windows ME server:D It's actually been up for almost 3 weeks now with no problems:eek:

05-06-03, 05:46 PM
impressive. I guess i shouldn't be a bit surprised as me has inherited the nt/2000 ip stack so network transactions are supposed to more reliable / somewhat efficient

05-06-03, 07:32 PM
Forget SCSI in this situation (unless you have money and/or 50 users leeching 24/7).

05-06-03, 07:42 PM
yeah I know... 6 or 7 users don't really hammer a scsi drive.

05-07-03, 07:32 AM
I think I'll go with the Maxtor as this is been shipped to sweden and I want it to be nice and reliable since the RMA would suck:D

05-07-03, 11:06 PM
Remember IBM's recommendation of not using 120GXPs for more than 8 hours!! (I guess it goes for the 180GXP too)

Check my poll about HDs to consider your purchase. :)