[lug] RAID drive failure.

Sean Reifschneider jafo at tummy.com
Sat May 26 01:50:38 MDT 2007

On Fri, May 25, 2007 at 10:09:46PM -0600, David L. Anselmi wrote:
>Looking on newegg for a replacement today, Seagate reviews run around 

Well, the vendor in question was indeed newegg...  We've had some other
batches from them that were fine, but we typically were purchasing from
another vendor so we don't have a lot of history with newegg on drives.
Other things I've ordered from them have been fine.

However, I haven't had much luck recently with Seagates.  I got 10 Seagate
120GB SATAs back when Seagate was the only place you could get SATA, mostly
to try out this SATA stuff, and those were fine.  Since then I got a number
of the 300GB drives and had lots of trouble with them.

>But there was speculation that DOA drives tended to be shipped without 
>anti-static packaging.

These were shipped in sealed anti-static baggies, which looked to be
factory packaging, and then were wrapped in bubble wrap.  Of course, the
wrapping involves someone handling them, which is why we started getting
case quantities, so that they aren't dorked with after they leave the

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