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

Thu Nov 2 17:49:14 UTC 2017
m.roth at 5-cent.us <m.roth at 5-cent.us>

Valeri Galtsev wrote:
> On Thu, November 2, 2017 11:21 am, hw wrote:
>> 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.
> Ignoring existence of 2.5 inch, and getting rackmount machines with with
> 3.5 inch drives. Space wise (meaning GB wise) per U of rack they are at
> the very least the same, only much cheaper per GB.
Y'know, I just had a thought: are there folks here who, when they say
"server", are *not* thinking of rackmount servers?