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Disk Failures?

Question asked by Brendan Oldham on Jul 25, 2013
Latest reply on Aug 6, 2013 by Ben Loveday

Hi there:

I am curious if others have encountered disk failures on Nimble SANs. We've encountered 2 over the last month or so. I should mention that Nimble support was very responsive in getting us replacement drives and resolving the issue.

Historically, we used Equallogic SANs. Over 5 years, we never had a SAS drive failure, but hat lots (a dozen or so) of disk failures our our SATA SAN. In fact, Equallogic (Dell) sent us a complete set of disks to swap out.

Are SAS drives considered more reliable than SATA? If so, I'd love to see a SAS Nimble and I bet many of us would we willing to spend a bit more $$$ for the peace of mind.