I'm looking for recommendations or advice on what enterprise class drives to replace our desktop drives with, and how best to do it. This is a supermicro, 2U, 8 3.5" drives bay machine running linux Centos 6.2, with an LSI Raid Card.
I have this server I inherited, it pretty much holds all our company's critical data. It's a RAID 6 array, but the guy who put it together used... desktop drives, 3.5" 2TB SATA WD Caviar Green's to be exact. We had some problems, but I was able to get it running again.
Now I want to get some real enterprise class drives and replace each drive one by one while the system stays online.
I know I have a LSI hardware raid card with a 2108 controller in it. Also I'm not an IT guy just the guy stuck with making this better.
I'm thinking SATA since the old ones are SATA, but not sure what will happen if I plug in a different enterprise SATA drive to this array.
Any advice is appreciated.