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Hi, in the next days I want to install a Linux server. This server should run 24/7. One question about harddisks: Somebody told me that S-ATA HD are not suitable for a server because they are not supposed to be run 24h every day. Instead this person recommended me to use SCSI HDs which are more reliable in this case. Is this true? Or shouldn't I worry about using S-ATA harddisks for my server? Thank you for your answer. Chris...

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    Hi,

    in the next days I want to install a Linux server.
    This server should run 24/7. One question about
    harddisks:
    Somebody told me that S-ATA HD are not suitable
    for a server because they are not supposed to
    be run 24h every day. Instead this person
    recommended me to use SCSI HDs which are more
    reliable in this case. Is this true?
    Or shouldn't I worry about using S-ATA harddisks
    for my server?

    Thank you for your answer.

    Chris

    Christian Christmann Guest

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    Christian Christmann <plfrikoyahoo.de> wrote:
    > Somebody told me that S-ATA HD are not suitable
    > for a server because they are not supposed to
    I have 3 machines with SATA, they are running since the beginning
    of the year, have been down for 2 hours when I moved them from one
    machine room to another.
    > reliable in this case. Is this true?
    SCSI is in general more reliable than IDE or SATA and, if you get
    the right hardware, they are hot-swappable, while there is no
    hot-swap for IDE or SATA yet.

    Davide

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    On 29 Apr 2004 18:06:55 GMT, Davide Bianchi
    <davideyeahsureonlyforfun.net> wrote:
    >Christian Christmann <plfrikoyahoo.de> wrote:
    >> Somebody told me that S-ATA HD are not suitable
    >> for a server because they are not supposed to
    >
    >I have 3 machines with SATA, they are running since the beginning
    >of the year, have been down for 2 hours when I moved them from one
    >machine room to another.
    >
    >> reliable in this case. Is this true?
    >
    >SCSI is in general more reliable than IDE or SATA
    Agreed. I have experienced *far* fewer problems with SCSI drives than
    I have with IDE. No experience with SATA, though.
    >and, if you get >the right hardware, they are hot-swappable, while
    >there is no hot-swap for IDE or SATA yet.
    Actually, quite a few manufacturers have hot-swap [E]IDE/SATA cages.
    [url]http://www.granitedigital.com/catalog/pg47_hot-swapdrivessystems.htm[/url] ,
    just as an example.
    >
    >Davide

    Scott McMillan
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    Scott McMillan <smcmusa.net> wrote:
    > Actually, quite a few manufacturers have hot-swap [E]IDE/SATA cages.
    Yes, pity that the SATA drivers doesn't support hot-swap yet!
    Davide

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    Davide Bianchi wrote:
    > Scott McMillan <smcmusa.net> wrote:
    >
    >>Actually, quite a few manufacturers have hot-swap [E]IDE/SATA cages.
    >
    >
    > Yes, pity that the SATA drivers doesn't support hot-swap yet!
    > Davide
    Dunno about Linux or UNICES, but my windows box at home is quite
    happy when I hotplug the SATA drive. There is actually two of them
    running in a RAID1 config. All I need to do then is to start the sync
    by hand.

    /m
    Marcin Dobrucki Guest

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    Marcin Dobrucki <Marcin.Dobruckitakethisaway.nokia.com> wrote:
    > Dunno about Linux or UNICES,
    Hummm... this group is called comp.UNIX.admin... what do you think?
    Davide

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    In comp.unix.admin Davide Bianchi <davideyeahsureonlyforfun.net> suggested:
    > Scott McMillan <smcmusa.net> wrote:
    > > Actually, quite a few manufacturers have hot-swap [E]IDE/SATA cages.
    > Yes, pity that the SATA drivers doesn't support hot-swap yet!
    Sure?

    3ware CLI> help maint

    This command will perform certain maintenance functions on the
    controllers

    maint [
    add c<c> p<p> [jbod|spare] NOTE: This is an obsolete command, use 'createunit' instead.
    rescan [c<c> ...] [noscan] NOTE: Does not import non-JBOD on 7000/8000 models.
    remove c<c> <u<u>|p<p>> [noscan]
    deleteunit c<c> u<u> [noscan]
    createunit c<c> r<raid<0|1|10|5>|jbod|spare> [k<stripe>] p<p:p..> [noscan]

    From 'lspci'

    01:06.0 RAID bus controller: 3ware Inc 3ware 7000-series ATA-RAID

    Disks have no hot-pluggable carrier. It's the box I'm currently
    typing, a desktop. There are just 2 SATA drives in RAID 1 mode,
    but from the above and a short look at the manual, it looks like
    those are perfectly hot-swappable, if you have the needed hot swap
    carrier.

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    Michael Heiming <michael+USENETwww.heiming.de> wrote:
    > Sure?
    ....well.. last time I tryed they weren't... of course I can be
    wrong.

    Davide

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