Hard Drives for Servers

Hard Drives for Servers

Choosing hard drives for servers is not always an easy task. With so many factors to consider, it can be hard to know where to start. 


We are proud to offer a wide range of products. Whether you are buying for personal use for your business, we can help you find the best hard drives for your servers. 


SATA VS. SAS Interface

Before exploring the different types of hard drives, it is crucial to understand the basic differences between a SATA and SAS interface. 


SATA is ideal for home computers or industrial systems with moderate performance and reliability requirements. A SATA interface can generally handle only one command at a time, either a read or write command, and is suitable for bulk storage. In addition, the third generation SATA has an impressive maximum bandwidth of 6 Gb/s, like the Dell C3YJM 500Gb 7200 rpm SATA hard drive.


On the other hand, the SAS interface can simultaneously handle both a read and write command. In addition, the third generation SAS has a bandwidth of 12 Gb/s and a high operating speed of up to 15,000 rpm. If you are looking to store frequently used data, SAS is the way to go; check out the Seagate Constellation ES.3 4TB SAS Interface Enterprise Grade Hard Drive for an impressive storage capacity and rotational speed.


Generally, deciding between SAS and SATA is an either-or decision; however, in some cases, you can use a mix of both types of drives for a single server.


Best Hard Drives for Servers

Although there are multiple options when it comes to hard drives for servers, here are some of the most popular brands. 

Western Digital

Western Digital is a reputable brand that produces reliable and high-performing products. The Westen Digital Blue 500GB WD5000AAKX offers impressive write speed. 


You can use this drive both externally with a USB case and internally as a desktop hard drive. 

Dell EqualLogic

Dell EqualLogic is another popular hard drive brand. The Dell EqualLogic HFJ8D offers a high capacity of 1.2 TB, a speed of 10,000 rpm, and a 6GB per second data transfer rate. 


Dell EqualLogic offers high performance and is compatible with the EqualLogic SAN 2.5 inch SAS interface.

Dell Poweredge

The Dell 4TB SAS drive for a Poweredge server combines high performance and capacity, making it ideal for any tech firm. With a speed of 7,200 rpm, a data transfer rate of 6 GB per second, and SAS 3.5 inch interface compatibility, the Dell Poweredge makes an impressive hard drive.


In addition, the Dell Poweredge drive has a manufacturer warranty of one year. 


How to Choose a Disk Drive for Your Server

From data loss prevention to data storage, there are several factors to consider when exploring different hard drives for servers. To determine which hard drive is best for your server, it is essential to examine the specific tasks or duties of the server. 


Server Disk Drives can help you find the best hard drive based on your server needs and performance requirements. Let us help by calling our team at (407) 960-1722 or emailing us at sales@severdiskdrives.com.