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Published: 29 Oct 2012

Which is your standard server disk drive? What disk drives do you use in your servers? If SCSI, which manufacturer? Which capacity? If Fibre Channel, which manufacturer? Which capacity? If ATA/SATA, which manufacturer? Which capacity? Server disk drives remain overwhelmingly SCSI, a survey of Storage magazine readers revealed last month, with 61.5% favoring SCSI to 28% opting for Fibre Channel (FC), and a mere 5% for ATA. The 36GB drive remains the favorite with 48% of SCSI drive buyers. FC drive buyers, meanwhile, are more likely to buy 73GB drives (50%). Readers showed no particular preference for ATA drive sizes, which may be a result of the small number of readers that chose ATA as their primary drive. As far as manufacturers go, Seagate remains most readers' primary disk drive vendor, with 52.8% of the SCSI market, and 41% of the FC market. The only segment where Seagate does not dominate is in the ATA segment, where it was narrowly beat out by Maxtor. Access >>>

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