We are right now in the process of deploying our first 6TB Enterprise Drives.
IPVMU Certified | 08/11/14 12:22pm
We typically have 4/5/6 TB drives in use these days. There is still a cost premium with the 5 and 6 TB drives but that is coming down quickly. Right now the 4TB is a sweet spot from a cost basis so most of our standard builds start with this drive and we bump it higher to save on avoiding the need for extra systems.
We use HP disk shelves and the 2TB density for raid is the cost/size sweet spot right now.
With 35 votes so far, 2TB has the most votes but 3TB and 4Tb combined have almost 50% of responses.
IPVMU Certified | 08/22/14 06:54pm
Wonder what kind of crimp, if any, this might be having on drive and storage array manufacturer sales with drive storage getting so much bigger, meaning less drives needed. We've been seeing a slight trend down in the number of drives needed and the number and size of arrays needed for proposals. With no one really clamoring for 4K anytime soon, it seems like it will continue.