One of my clients server had 4-5 hard drives broken in one year or so. And because of RAID and hotswap they didnt even noticed anything… i was one lucky admin :rolleyes:

btw, supplier said it must have been faulty batch or something…

If this hardware is needed to get a new server then you could setup a donate page for it until the amount is raised. I see it happen on a lot of forums. I would gladley donate a portion! Just a thought…

thank you, but it is not just that easy.

The hardware is not the crucial point here. Right now we have a rented hardware. That means, if something goes wrong like it did just few days ago, we pay nothing for the service and hardware replacement. I like this kind of contracts because it means less risk for us.

The hardware is not that expensive nowadays. Service and support is.