We have just had a hard drive die. Now for some of you with major datacentres
this seems to be a regular occurence but for small fish like us its that
first harddrive I have lost since I dropped that 80mb hard drive on the
concrete floor about 10 years ago. So a couple of questions:
1. What manufacturer do people recommend for IDE drives? The drive that died
was actually one of our newest drives and was a Maxtor, the other ones we
have are Seagate and Fujitsu. The system is not complex, no raid or LVM, just
a hard drive with a spare backed up by rsync hourly. 40GB would be plenty big
enough and its not very heavily loaded.
2. What are SATA drives like on Linux? Are they fully compatible?
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