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    Large hdds

    Hey,

    I need to get some large storage long life hdds for my linux server. I was thinking of 400gb ide drives...

    Any recommendations?

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    If you want long life then you'll need to go professional which normally means less space (and more cost). If so take a look here for a roundup of current drives.

    Otherwise a simple raid and some standard hard-drives would be best. If the data is that valuable, buy 3 identical drives, mirror 2 and keep one as a spare for when one dies.

    Are you limited to IDE? SATA is becoming the standard these days and there's a lot more/easier/cheaper SATA raid solutions. As for recomendations then I'd say either Samsung or Seagate from personal experience. Been the most reliable drives for me so far.

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    Becoming standard? IMO its safe to say that IDE is outdated now and SATA is standard.

    Best bang for buck at the moment is 320gig. Personally im a western digital man but experiences with seagate and samsung have also been very good.

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    Samsung Spinpoints for performance and least amount of noise. The Seagate's offer the best warranty though. Samsung offer 3 years and Seagate offer 5 years warranty. With there not being much in it with the performance increase I would go for the Seagates for reliablility.

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    Well its for my linux bos you see.. and truth be told, i havent dabbled setting up sata drives on it before, plus its debian 3.1 so im not sure what the sata support is like.

    all 4 ide channels are used up. Ideally i want to increase the storage space without having to repartion and fluff around.

    I use the box as a glftpd server... sigh... i wish i went with LVM now, cus then i could just chuck in some new drives and not have to reconfig glftpd.

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    I have a Seagate 500gb SATA and 750GB PATA drive in my HTPC, both run like a charm. And a 120gb for the OS and random bits.

    So my vote goes to them!

    I even have a 5 year old 80gb seagate going strong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rec0il View Post
    Well its for my linux bos you see.. and truth be told, i havent dabbled setting up sata drives on it before, plus its debian 3.1 so im not sure what the sata support is like.

    all 4 ide channels are used up. Ideally i want to increase the storage space without having to repartion and fluff around.

    I use the box as a glftpd server... sigh... i wish i went with LVM now, cus then i could just chuck in some new drives and not have to reconfig glftpd.
    Just update your kernel, plus Debian 4.0 was released a few days ago which includes Linux 2.6.18, which has excellent support for SATA chips, so, just get a cheapass 4 port SATA controller, setup the new array on that, and copy your stuff over, you could use another box to ease the transtition
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    Yeah i have downloaded the latest debian dvds. My problem is this, how to go about the whole transition. I need to plan this carefully as I dont want o f*ck it up.

    Should I consider using raid ?

    Ideally I would like to have lvm setup, but how to go about setting up lvm when you have none matching hdds that already contain data.

    *gah*

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    I've tried LVM on top of mdraid in the past, it gave me nothing but headaches and the filesystems kept crapping themselves.

    If you can afford a real hardware SATA RAID controller do it, then all you need is LVM by itself and a flexible fielsystem and you'd be sorted.

    Another point, EVMS is a lot easier to work with than all the commandline userspace volume management tools, something you might be interested with playing around on
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    I haven't heard much of the samsungs spinpoints causing any troubles. I do like the 320Gb version myself

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