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Seagate Hard Drive Replacement Question

Seagate Hard Drive Replacement Question

Seagate Hard Drive Replacement Question

All - First time in this forum (normally in the Cisco Call Manager forum)

I've got a dead 2TB Seagate Baraccuda XT; Model: ST32000641AS: 7200 RPM; 64 MB Cache and SATA 6GB.

I don't have an identical replacement drive in my stash, but I have an equivalent Seagate "Enterprise Capacity" drive:
Model: ST2000NM0044; 7200 RPM; SATA 6GB/s; Cache: 128 MB

My question is: Will this drive work in the server? I think it will but want to throw it out there since I'm not normally a server admin (but I play one on TV).
The only difference I can see is the cache rate, but I don't think it matters since that's internal to the drive itself.


RE: Seagate Hard Drive Replacement Question

Answered my own question. I submitted a ticket with Seagate and they called me back. The replacement drive is an equivalent.

RE: Seagate Hard Drive Replacement Question

The main thing I've seen in my server travels is as long as the type and speed are the same you are usually good to swap. I know that trying to mix SATA and SAS will not work in most servers. Seagate and WD are both pretty good at getting back to you with general questions so glad they stepped up to bat on that one.

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