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Which is the suited server for Small & Medium Business?

by techshan / January 7, 2011 6:36 PM PST


Can anybody please give us an idea to which brand of server we can go for 2011?Existing we have one Dell Poweredge 2800 in one domain and HP Proliant ML 370G5 in another domain which in both after two years of usage one hard disk got failed in raid array!

So please anybody advise me to go for any brand of server popular in market with less complaints?

Thanks & Regards


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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 8, 2011 5:15 AM PST

I read your post and it appears you want a zero failure server. Losing one hard disk in 2 years is not a bad thing. Annoying but your post reminds me of some recent encounters with folk new to computing. That is, they expect zero fail machines to work for 10+ years.

The truth is something much less than that.

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Re: hard disk failure
by Kees_B Forum moderator / January 8, 2011 7:49 PM PST

Dell doesn't make it's own hard disks. Could be a Western Digital Disk or a Maxtor or a Samsung or whatever. So - given your experience - your might be inclined to select a different brand of hard disk in your new server. That's totally independent of the brands of the other components or who put the whole thing together.


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