[Beowulf] what defines "enterprise class" hard drives?

Rahul Nabar rpnabar at gmail.com
Fri Aug 6 02:25:03 EDT 2010

On Thu, Aug 5, 2010 at 5:57 PM, Sabuj Pattanayek <sabujp at gmail.com> wrote:
> If your array is a bunch of rack servers, make sure the controllers
> will accept non-branded/certified drives (e.g. make sure it doesn't
> require a Dell, HP, or IBM branded drive).
> After having determine that your array will take COTS components, and
> if you can go with slightly slower drives, I'd go with the WD Caviar
> green series, black if you want something faster. I'd stay away from
> the really cheap 5400 RPM Seagate drives.

Thanks for the very specific tips about the 5 year warranty and also
Caviar Green. I've  specifically selected the JBOD so that I'm not
tied to any one manufacturer's overpriced drives.

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