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Re: hard disk recommendation

Paul Christenson wrote:
> On Wed, 20 Nov 1996, Marc A. Volovic wrote:
> > On Tue, 19 Nov 1996, Paul Christenson wrote:
> > > In an attempt to avoid a war, I'll simply say that Silicon Graphics is
> > > using IBM SCSI drives exclusively.  Given the nature of their products, I
> > I am afraid you're wrong. I saw Seagate drives (in older stations) and,
> > more recently, Quantum drives in High Impacts.
> SGI used to use Seagate exclusively (up to a year or so ago), but then
> they started getting customer complaints on the drives failing.  They did
> go to Quantum for a short period, but they found that the Quantum drives
> have a nasty habit of recalibrating themselves from time to time, which
> makes the drives unavailable for a second or so, which really causes a
> performance hit on these machines.  Quantum was unwilling to rewrite the
> firmware on their drives, so testing continued.  IBM drives are the only
> ones that currently meet SGI specs.
> This was from a conversation with an SGI tech about three weeks ago.

Which Seagate/Quantum drive was using and which IBM drive is using by


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