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Upgrade your Network’s Storage with the best Server Hard Drives in Kenya-Shop now at Dove Computers for the best prices. 

If you’re looking to upgrade your home or office network’s storage capacity, a hard drive is one of the best ways to do it. Server hard drives allow you to share files across devices, and they are able to protect and back up all your important files in case of a system failure. At Dove Computers, we offer a wide selection of high-quality server hard drives to improve your network storage capacity. 

A server hard drive is a type of storage device that is designed for use in server environments where high performance, reliability, and data integrity are critical. Server hard drives are typically built with higher quality components and undergo more rigorous testing than consumer-grade hard drives to ensure that they can withstand the demands of 24/7 operation. We offer you quality server hard drives for the best price in Kenya.

Server hard drives come in a range of form factors and sizes, including 2.5-inch and 3.5-inch drives. The size of the hard drive determines the amount of data it can store. In addition, server hard drives are available in different storage capacities, ranging from a few hundred gigabytes to several terabytes.

If you are looking for a hard drive that is compatible with a Linux server. The Seagate Iron Wolf is the best hard drive to use with a Linux server. It comes with a tremendous amount of storage options, from 1 TB all the way to 18 TB. It also has a very respectable workload shelf-life of 300 TB per year, has 7200 RPM drive speed, compatibility with storage array configurations, and much more.

Another reliable server hard drive is the HPE 1TB SATA 7.2K LFF RW HDD provides high transfer speed; the HPE has a data transfer rate of up to 6GB/s which  is sufficient for server applications.

Some server hard drives are designed to work in RAID configurations. RAID is a technology that combines multiple hard drives to create a single logical volume. RAID can improve performance, data reliability, and data availability. Some server hard drives support RAID levels 0, 1, 5, 6, and 10.

Many server hard drives are also designed to be hot-swappable, meaning that they can be replaced while the server is running without the need to shut it down. This feature allows for easy maintenance and upgrades, reducing downtime and improving system availability.

Server hard drives are typically equipped with error correction algorithms that help ensure data integrity. ECC (error-correcting code) is a type of error correction that can detect and correct single-bit errors. Other error correction technologies include CRC (cyclic redundancy check) and T10-DIF (data integrity field).

Server hard drives are also designed to be highly durable. They are built to withstand heavy workloads and harsh environments. Many server hard drives are rated for continuous operation and have a mean time between failure (MTBF) of over 1 million hours.

Some common features of server hard drives include:

  • RAID support: Many server hard drives are designed to work in RAID (redundant array of independent disks) configurations, which provide increased performance and data redundancy.
  • Hot-swappable: Some server hard drives are designed to be hot-swappable, meaning that they can be replaced while the server is running without the need to shut down.
  • Error correction: Many server hard drives use advanced error correction algorithms to ensure that data is stored and retrieved correctly.
  • High durability: Server hard drives are typically built with high-quality components and are tested to withstand heavy usage and harsh environments.

What to consider when choosing server hard drives

Drive type

There are three main types of server hard drives: hard disk drives (HDDs), solid state drives (SSDs), and hybrid drives. HDDs use spinning disks to store data, read and write data much slower than SSD and are generally cheaper. SSDs store data on interconnected flash-memory chips, read and write data much faster than HDD and are typically more expensive than HDD but cheaper than hybrid drives. Hybrid drives have both spinning disks and flash memory chips, read and write data faster than HDD but not as fast as SSD and are usually the most expensive option. Your choice of drive type will be governed by the capacity you need as well as your available budget. High-capacity SSDs are prohibitively expensive so despite their performance advantages, HDDs will be the logical choice for most organizations needing to store and access a lot of data.


Drive capacities are continuously evolving as technology advances and there’s a wide range of drive capacities available from 146GB up to 20TB and above. SFF are available in a wider range of capacities than LFF drives but if you’re looking for the highest possible storage capacities, LFF drives provide a cheaper cost per GB and larger storage capacities. When assessing how much capacity you need, ensure you plan for the future as file sizes continue to increase exponentially so you’ll want plenty of space or room to add more storage as your data grows.


Both HDDs and SSDs are available with a variety of interfaces that correspond to the type of communication system (or bus) that a given computer uses. The different types have evolved over time so you’ll need to look in the manual or inside your device to understand which type is supported to ensure you’re choosing the correct drive. The common interfaces you will typically find in server drives include SAS, SATA, M.2, U.2, fiber channel and PCIe with legacy connections such as IDE/PATA and SCSI found in older server models.


Server drives are available in different physical sizes including 2.5” (SFF), 3.5” (LFF) and M.2 so check the size and quantity of vacant drive bays your server has available before buying. Ideally, your server operating system should be installed on different drives to your applications and data. If there are M.2 slots available, a couple of SSDs are ideal for the OS to give you fast boot up and access with redundancy and failover. Most server chassis are designed to house either 2.5” or 3.5” drives although some can house both. You can fit more 2.5” disks in a server but if you need higher capacity storage, 3.5” disks are available in higher capacities.


The speed at which a server hard drive accesses data depends on several factors including the drive type, interface type, transfer rate (the data read/write speed) and, for hard disk drives, the rotational speed of the platters. As mentioned above, SSDs are faster and offer superior performance than HDDs. An SSD can deliver a read/write that’s almost 5x faster than that of an HDD. An NVME drive is faster still with an effective write speed over 10x that of a hard disk drive.

Hot-swappable drives

Most of the latest servers use hot swappable (sometimes called hot plug) drives. Such drives can be removed and replaced whilst the server is running without the need to first shut down the server. This type of hard drive is useful for servers because it allows for easy replacement of faulty drives with no loss of business continuity.

In summary, server hard drives are a critical component of any server system. They provide reliable, high-performance, and durable storage for critical data and applications. Whether you are looking to improve your network storage, share files across devices or backup important files a server hard drive is an excellent choice. At Dove Computers there is a server hard drive to suit the needs of any user.