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Hardware expert please advice.

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Adapter, Jan 6, 2012.

  1. Adapter

    Adapter Newbie

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    Hello guys,

    What hard drive is the best for my dedicated windows server.

    No Additional Hard Drive Option Add [$ 0.00] 500GB SATA II Hard Drive Add [$ 30.00]
    750GB SATAII Hard Drive Add [$ 40.00]
    1.0TB SATA II Hard Drive Add [$ 50.00]
    2.0TB SATA II Hard Drive Add [$ 60.00]
    74GB 10k Raptor Hard Drive Add [$ 20.00]
    150GB 10k Raptor Hard Drive Add [$ 30.00]
    300GB Raptor 10k HDD Add [$ 40.00]
    73GB SA-SCSI 10k Hard Drive Add [$ 30.00]
    73GB SA-SCSI 15k Hard Drive Add [$ 50.00]
    147GB SA-SCSI 10k Hard Drive Add [$ 50.00]
    147GB SA-SCSI 15k Hard Drive Add [$ 75.00]
    300GB SA-SCSI - 10k Hard Drive Add [$ 75.00]
    300GB SA-SCSI - 15k Hard Drive Add [$ 100.00]
    400GB SA-SCSI 10k Hard Drive Add [$ 100.00]
    450GB SA-SCSI 15k HDD Add [$ 125.00]
    600GB SA-SCSI 15K HDD Add [$ 150.00]
    32GB Intel SLC SSD Add [$ 50.00]
    64GB Intel SLC SSD Add [$ 100.00]

    Currently, I'm using no additional harddrive option.I heard that raid drive are fast drive.Which one would you pick among above.

    Any advice is welcome.

    Thanks
     
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  2. CoyoteAssassin

    CoyoteAssassin Elite Member

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    Since you do not have an answer, you may be better off going to a hardware forum as you'll want to get this right.
     
  3. livingeek

    livingeek Newbie

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    I'm in hosting. Answering these 3 questions, I should be able to lead you in the right direction.

    1. What is the amount of space you need?
    2. Do you already have offsite backup setup, or are you going to use that for this as well?
    3. Are you purely looking for speed and not worry about redundancy at all?
     
  4. Winchester

    Winchester BANNED BANNED

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    Personally I'd run the core on an SSD and the rest on something with 15k rpm at least
     
  5. asi_av

    asi_av Regular Member

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    the best on this list is:
    600GB SA-SCSI 15K HDD Add [$ 150.00]

    do not go with SSD they have issue with high rate of data transfer
     
  6. Winchester

    Winchester BANNED BANNED

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    You would only use SSD for running your OS not data transfer..