brissing at kaidok.com
Tue Dec 27 11:47:31 MST 2005
On Tuesday, December 27, 2005 10:52 AM Zan Lynx wrote:
> On Mon, 2005-12-26 at 08:23 -0700, Sean Reifschneider wrote:
>> On Fri, Dec 23, 2005 at 02:39:01AM -0700, Nate Duehr wrote:
>>> Always liked Seagate drives better anyway... ;-)
>> I recently tried some Seagate 300GB drives and out of 4 I had one
>> fail in the first month... Not overly impressed with those 300GB
>> SATA drives.
> Infant mortality. It's quite a common problem in electronics. But
> if it works past the first few weeks, it's likely good for years.
Seagate has known problems with their big disks. Something to due with
a change in the bearing size and amount of lubricant that causes an
internal ESD buildup. This is a known problem that seagate hasn't been
very willing to fess up to in the Fibre and SCSI market (all disks have
the problem but only 10% expect failure?). The bottom line is that
under heavy write access the bearings break down and stall the platter.
The drives can be power cycled a number of times as a temporary
I've also seen heat kill all brands of big disks. A good chassis is
worth the extra money. Thus far my WD 300's are doing good with 24/7
read/write activity after a month. I stuck a big fan in front of them
to blow the heat away though.
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