I have a 1u supermicro server that holds four HDs. I purchased the machine 10 months ago and have repeatedly had the HDs fail on it. Four HDs have died in the 10 months that we have had the server, but they have only died on slots 3 and 4 (two died on each slot). We originally assumed that it was just a crappy set of HDs because they all had similar serial numbers, but I am now unsure that that is the case... it just seems like too many to be the HDs in my oppinion. The HDs are Western Digital 7200 RPM 320 Gig drives.
So what do you guys think? What would cause so many HDs to fail on a machine in so little time?
Thanks in advance for your ideas.