I have a customer with a 6 year old PE T410 server (PERC6 RAID5) with 750GB Nearline SAS drives. These drives are Dell-branded ST3750630SS drives (3Gbps, 7.2K), One of the drives failed, and I cannot find an exact replacement drive match, since they were apparently rare. I could probably track down a 1TB drive from the same Seagate family, but it would also be at least 6 years old. I need to stabilize the array while I am exploring new server options with the customer.
I know with the MD NAS products, Dell firmware on the drives is critical. However, with the T410 and the PERC6 controller, would I be OK using a new Seagate-branded ST1000NM0023 (1TB 7.2K 6Gbps Near Line SAS Enterprise drive) as a replacement drive for this RAID 5 array?