Optics Jedi Master
I was just looking at my backup server. I have 4 of those exact seagate 3 tb drives in it. Model ST3000DM001-1CH1 So far they are all working just fine. Been in that server for 1.5 years and they were in another server before this for about 2 years before that.
Then I have 4 of ST4000DM000-1F21 4 tb drives that have been in use the same amount of time also in that same backup server.
That server is used as a backup server for Hyper V replicate. So it is being written two by 3 virtual servers every 30 seconds. Plus it hosts my secondary virtual domain controller. So it is being written and read to often by that server as well.
Strange mine have been so reliable and are used heavily and others are having such a crap time with them. I honestly wonder if it is not that those backup drives are USB connected. As I posted earlier, I have seen tons of failures of usb attached drives over the years. Mine are all connected through a 8 port LSI SAS/Sata controller card. Or maybe as I posted, I am just very fortunate.
I just got a couple Western Digital Red NAS drive for a Synology NAS device for my boss. Guess we will see how they work.
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