[CentOS] low end file server with h/w RAID - recommendations

Thu Nov 2 16:21:14 UTC 2017
hw <hw at gc-24.de>

Richard Zimmerman wrote:
> hw wrote:
>> Next question: you want RAID, how much storage do you need? Will 4 or 8 3.5" drives be enough (DO NOT GET crappy 2.5" drives - they're *much* more expensive than the 3.5" drives, and >smaller disk space. For the price of a 1TB 2.5", I can get at least a 4TB WD Red.
> I will second Marks comments here. Yes, 2.5" drive enterprise drives have been an issue. +1 for the WD Red drives, so far 3.5" w/ 2tb and 4tb drives, ZERO issues. I've had good luck with HGST NAS drives too. Unfortunately, that will come to an end soon (With WD owning HGST).

Most servers can fit only 2.5" disks these days.  I keep wondering what
everyone is doing about storage.