Disk failure can occur without any warning signs even when S.M.A.R.T. test results are normal. It is important to always back up your data as a precaution.
Desktop class hard drives are designed for balanced performance and reliability in everyday computing, while enterprise class hard drives are designed perform to higher standards and are suitable for 24x7 mission critical business applications. Manufacturers strongly recommend installing enterprise class hard drives in RAID environments for several reasons. Please select hard drives most suited to your needs.
To ensure full compatibility, always choose approved hard drives as listed here. If you’d like to request a specific model for compatibility testing, please use the suggestion form.