Which HD for simple File Server?

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  1. Zak8022

    Zak8022 New Member

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    Seagate Barracuda 7200.9 ST3250824A 250GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache IDE Ultra ATA100 Hard Drive - OEM
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/CustratingReview.asp?Item=N82E16822148100

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    Maxtor DiamondMax 10 6L300R0 300GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache IDE Ultra ATA133 Hard Drive - OEM
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16822140166

    The Maxtor is 50GB more, for only $2... but i am pretty sure i've heard some negative things in general about Maxtor as of late. Seagates are good, correct?

    This is for a File Server at my business... just a small place, only 5 users, nothing huge and fancy needed.
     
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    They say in here Seagate has the lowest failure rate.

    You are running RAID and/or have a backup schedule setup, right?
     
  3. Zak8022

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    No RAID, but i do have a tape backup.

    ... of course, now that you mention it, i'll be needing a better one.. cuz the one i have is quite dated, and at max compression only holds 20GB.. FACK.

    Well, at least you pointed that out to me... i hadnt thought about it. Thanks Peyomp.
     
  4. RyanL

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    newegg had a 320 seagate for 109 a few days ago, it is 20 bucks more but you get another 70 gigs

    and for the record I would stick with seagate, lowest failure rate and a 5 year warrenty
     

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