[GLLUG] Hard Drive recommendations

John Edwards john at cornerstonelinux.co.uk
Fri Mar 21 15:18:17 UTC 2014


On Fri, Mar 21, 2014 at 07:20:29AM +0000, Dylan wrote:
> I'm looking to get a new hard drive for data storage and to
> accommodate 3D graphics rendering data. It will be a 3 to 4TB SATA-3
> drive Are there any brands/models to avoid at the moment, or any
> other gotchas I should be aware of? This will be a purely data
> drive, so BIOS size constraints etc are not an issue.

Out of the hundreds of drives used in servers at work we've found that
Western Digital RE drives generally have the least failures, but also
the most expensive.

Maxtor were pretty bad when they were around, and that seems to have
effected Seagate's cheapest drives.

|    John Edwards   Email: john at cornerstonelinux.co.uk    |
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