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Is there a reliability difference between 2.5“ and 3.5” HDDs?

I know there are a couple of key characteristics that determine the reliability of HDDs, but is there a difference between 2.5" and 3.5" drives? In the past I've always assumed that 3.5" drives ...
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What is the best strategy to monitor health of hard disks?

What strategies do you use to monitor the health of your server hard disks? Do you schedule an automatic chkdsk with reporting? How are you alerted of failures?
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Solid State Hard Drive

It's said that Solid State Drive is much better than SATA one as there is no spinning head or os. So, there won't be hard disk crash problem?
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Hard drive reliability when constantly handling lots of reads/writes/deletes

In addition to storing lots of photos, my web application has the need to constantly read, write, and delete a lot of temporary files which it uses for various functionality. Some of these temp files ...
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Experiencing corruption! What's a good reliability test for a Windows file system, RAID or otherwise?

I have a Windows Server 2003 box on my small network. In it is a Promise Fasttrak RAID controller and two parallel ATA Western Digital drives in a RAID-1 (mirror) configuration. When I set this up I ...