[TriLUG] Dieing hard drive?
jason at cerient.net
Tue Nov 30 12:27:50 EST 2004
> In the past year I've purchased two 200GB Western Digital drives and
> a 250GB Western Digital drive, all 7200RPM IDE. If I'm looking at
> problems down the road I'd like to be forewarned. What observations
> have led you to the conclusion that modern drives are less reliable
> than five year old drives.
i build and maintain a lot of PCs for my clients, and i'm speaking from
experience. my observation over the past several years is that recent
hard drives (80gb and up) are -far- more likely to fail than hard
drives from a few years ago, both after a short term of service and all
too often right out of the box.
i have a pair of 250gb disks in my workstation, and another in $WIFE's
PC. they haven't failed yet, but you can be sure i rsync them every
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