Server with 51645 and Seagate drives

Discussion in 'Storage & Backup' started by Forcas, Jun 27, 2013.

  1. Grvm

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    For those guys saying they don't work, did you actually update the firmware on the card?

    I definite know the 7805 works with the ST drives since one of our lab machines has a raid 10 setup with 4 of them
     
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    What works for you doesn't mean it works for everyone else.
    +1 and well said.
     
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    Thanks for the replies, I have tried 2 firmwares on both the drives and the card with no success.

    I can always use these drives as backup, but my budget for the month is already spent so I can't get other drives. I don't think I will be buying those drives again either.
     
  4. jmannik

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    When the funds become available you could possibly look into WD red drives or the equivolent from other manufacturers.
     
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    I was looking at either them or the Toshiba 3TB. The red drives are your recommendation obviously, are they worth the extra $35-40 per drive?
     
  6. fuXK

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    No red drive are rubbish soo many dead on arrive

    Toshiba is your best bet awesome drive
     
  7. cbb1935

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    Toshiba's you are likely to have the same issues as the Seagates, as they are not designed for hardware RAID controllers.

    Seagate Constellation CS, WD REx series, or WD Red NAS drives are your only real options for 100% compatability with HW RAID controllers.

    FWIW WD Red NAS are fine if you aren't using them for reading/writing a lot of files off, as they use Intellipower to slow down the spindles on them.
     
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    As I said "or the equivolent from other manufacturers", what is the source for your reports of doa drives for the reds? I find that everyone has their own experiences with each brand of drives.
     
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    The evidence is all over Hard forum.
     
  10. fuXK

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    Why pay over price for rubbish when you have a much cheaper quality like toshiba

    I have over 60tb in my norco and those toshiba has never skip a beat

    Like i said Hardware raid go with hitachi/toshiba.. All been tested with adaptec, 3ware, Lsi cards i have
     
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