m.roth at 5-cent.us wrote: > 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. > > Sorry, that depends 100% on what you *order*. We tell our resellers that > we want 3.5" drives, that's what we get. All the vendors, intluding Dell, > and the smaller ones, online you can configure what you want, to price it > out, and they *all* offer 3.5" drives. > > The only 2.5" drives that we're ok with getting are the two internal SSD's > for RAID 1 for the o/s, and nothing else. > > You may not be talking to the right sales folks. That only goes when you buy new. Look at what you can get used, and you´ll see that there´s basically nothing that fits 3.5" drives.