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JBOD used generally means exactly what it says on the tin - just a bunch of disks. There's no raid, no disk consolidation, nothing. You'll see a whole bunch of separate devices down your controller. Intel's 'JBOD' unit needs a RAID adaptor if you want to do anything more clever. For example: ...


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A JBOD (Just a Bunch Of Disks) is just that. It has no controller aside from what is necessary to provide power and data lanes to the disks. In a case of a more sophisticated JBOD, you will see a backplane and, depending on the technology used, maybe an expander. The controller needs to be placed on the host's side, it will be connected to the JBOD with ...


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My company has three datacenters. They bought drives from Newegg and stuck them in one of the Dell servers to see what would happen. It's been fine for two years. The only problem is that they can't reboot it remotely. If you reboot it it stays stuck on its POST screen until you clear the warnings complaining that it doesn't have real Dell drives in it.


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OEMs test some drives (or change the firmware slightly and get them rebranded as theres) with there servers, and that can give you piece of mind. I typically use regular drives in my servers, and have come across a couple of issues - Using drives > 2tb in an HP system didn't work, and using regular consumer grade drives in an Intel server was ...


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I'll play devil's advocate here. If you are considering name-brand ENTERPRISE GRADE drives, with appropriate specifications, then in general they will be fine in commodity x64 servers. If you are considering CONSUMER GRADE drives, you are taking your chances. Other posters and commenters have explained the difference in quality and performance ...


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In addition to the other valid remarks: That particular drive, the Samsung 845DC is in the words of the manufacturer "designed for read intensive, <10% write content" and a write lifetime of 600TB which, depending on the IO profile of your VM's, may result in an early death, not covered by the 5 year warranty. Server SSD's are typically specified for ...


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This all depends. If HP or IBM, I'd say use their respective drives. (just because) If Dell, probably use their drives... If you can't afford the Dell-spec'd disks, look harder. But refurbished Dell disks if you have to in order to save money and retain support. But also know that Dell PERC RAID controllers are manufactured by LSI, and LSI controllers ...


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The manufacturers have spent time validating OEM drives and possibly creating custom firmware to deal with compatibility/optimisation issues with specifically their RAID controllers. There is some value but it is very untangible. Some products simply won't accept non-proprietary drives. Also until very recently server grade SSD products simply were not ...



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