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

Fri Nov 3 08:14:51 UTC 2017
hw <hw at gc-24.de>

Stephen John Smoogen wrote:
> On 2 November 2017 at 12:21, hw <hw at gc-24.de> 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.
> The 2.5 inch drives have a pretty good lifetime these days and seem to
> be all you can get for various storage systems. It is like back when
> we all wanted and loved 5.25 drives and all you could get was the
> crappy 3.5 inch ones. And I expect in 3-5 years the 2.5 inch ones will
> be replaced with only able to get the in card SIMM like drives.

Look at the prices.  Who can afford even 20TB storage in 2.5" disks.