[lug] Drive reliability
Wed Dec 28 06:49:43 MST 2005
"Dean Brissinger" writes:
> 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.
This is scary!
We're getting ready to buy several TB of SATA disks, 300 - 400 GB each ...
where can I find more info on what drive models have better reliability?
Steve Sullivan sullivan at mathcom.com
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