> We have just had a hard drive die. Now for some of you with major
> this seems to be a regular occurence but for small fish like us its
> first harddrive I have lost since I dropped that 80mb hard drive on
> 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
> 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?
>I had 5 Maxtor Drives fail on me over a period of 2 months. Lucky that
only one failed at a time, Or I would have been in big. Maxtor are cheap
and i think the quality suffers as a result(correct me if I'm wrong). My
advice is if you are going to use Maxtor buy a couple of spares.
I have 3 200GB spares just in case, but also it get backup up nightly
onto DLT320 Tapes just in case the thing dies of heart failer.
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