Re: hd recommendations#
Michelle Konzack a écrit :
Am 2005-01-25 12:57:10, schrieb Martin Bock:
You refer to some IBM/Hitachi drives. What was their manufacturing year?
Michelles's drives seem rather old to me, may be something changed in
My IBM experience is also based on rather old drives (4yrs+).
With the old Drives I have had never problems.
The newer drives, for example in my postgresql Server IC35L120AA are
working in a 3Ware 3c7406-4 RAID-5 since more then 3 years without
any problems. Two of my FileServers (3Ware too) using the 180 GByte
Keep an eye on them, and Google before they fail...
The failure mode is particularly vicious : they work well until the day
they do not work at all. When they decide to fail, they all fail at the
same time (ie. RAID 5 won't save you if you're not faster than them). I
had 10% of the my drives fail within 3 weeks. 10 more % failed before or
shortly after. The rest is in stock, if I ever need storage that can
afford loosing everything...