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Recommendation on HDD and RAID brand
edited December 2012 in General
What brands would you recommend to run in RAID 10 for a VPS node? (just 32GB RAM, Xen)
Myself like Hitachi but WD Red even more. Is my hate for Seagate reasonable or do they work fine for VPS nodes?
For RAID I got LSI recommended (of course) but myself spotted an affordable Intel on newegg: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16816117158
Please share your opinions and experiences :-)
Seagate Constellations are good
Everybody has a different story about drives, but I've been very impressed with the Barracuda (ST2000DM001-9YN1) drives in our Denver node. Say what you will, but with the beating they've taken...I've had "enterprise" marketed drives fail while these haven't. Using RE4's in Dallas (WD1003FBYX-0) and we've had two fail in a month. As for RAID, spend the money. If you want a hardware RAID, don't waste money. Throw a BBU on this bad boy and sleep well at night: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16816118107
I was a WB RE4 kind of guy until I tried constellations.
I'm very impressed with the Spinpoint (HD103SJ) drives, especially at the price point there at.
Wow those are priced nicely. I might pick one of those up for my iMac...
Been seeing 150MB/s in RAID1, you wont regret it!
I was a little worried when i saw the model at first with it been desktop class but we haven't had a HDD failure, ever. I should not have said that..
HD103SJ, Constellations are essentially the same, apart from I paid £20 more for my constellations.
I would go with Dell or HP Controller, just for the support really.
The difference between HD103SJ and UJ is quite alot, performance wise we used UJ drives at the start.
Going for the ST1000DM003 (1TB)
Buying that beast
What is there to support? There's warrenty
The Samsung HD103SJ is a great drive.
We've had some failures with ST1000DM003 after a few months of use. I would definitely go with the HD103SJ over the ST1000DM003.
Both are rebranded LSI, LSI support is fine on the rare chance I've needed it.
We use ST1000DM003 they're great drives in RAID 10 easily get 350Mb/s plus
I'm really liking Seagate ST1000VX000 drives lately. We had a recent node build where we were forced to use RE4 drives; the RE4's are rather mediocre against the SV35's, especially for the price.
@Damian I have a couple RE4s and they suck, apart from the 5 year warranty.
I wouldn't say ours suck per se, they're just rather mediocre in terms of performance for the price. We were unable to fit as many people as we wanted to on that node.
Samsung = seagate now.
My choice would definitely be seagate :-)