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.