[ILUG] Hardware queries
rick at linuxmafia.com
Wed Jul 14 19:11:55 IST 2004
Quoting Niall O Broin (niall at linux.ie):
> Just had a thought (after writing the above) and went over to the dead disk
> pile in which I find the following models of Deathstar drives
> DTLA-307030 (x 3)
Those three -=are=- 75GXP. (I said in error earlier that the 75GXP
series were 75 GB: They were in fact 30-75 GB, depending on the number
of platters. Sorry.)
82 GB IDE. Not from the 60GXP or 75GXP series.
This one was a 120 GB IDE (from the 120GXP series of models).
> NONE of those are 60GXP or 75GXP, you may note.
Actually, it seems that exactly 60% of them _were_ 75GXP. Thus my point.
> I had 8 x 75GXP in a box once, at least 5 of which failed over time.
> Justified by global statistics or not, I'm not giving IBM (or Hitachi,
> now) another red cent for disk drives.
We should be careful to get out of an experience only the wisdom
that is in it - and stop there; lest we be like the cat that sits
down on a hot stove-lid. She will never sit down on a hot stove-lid
again, and that is well; but also she will never sit down on a cold
one anymore, either. -- Mark Twain (Pudd'nhead Wilson's New Calendar)
But if it'll make you feel better about your conviction, I've heard that
customer-support started sucking, the moment Hitachi took over the
operation: People report that they get questioned on warranty
entitlement (being asked to send a sales receipt on grounds that Hitachi
has somehow lost the S/N database), and that turnaround time on warranty
drive replacement immediately went from stellar to absymal.
So, I'm looking mostly at Seagate for future SCSI drives. For ATA?
Basically performance and robustness are going to suck, so WDC is as
good as any, generally.
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