On Thu, 2004-07-15 at 13:40, John Moylan wrote:
> If people are worried about drive failures, then the best thing to do is
> to do raid with multiple hot spares and get disks with good warranties.
>> I am currently buying 30 Maxtor Maxline II SATA drives for a couple of
> systems because they have a 4 year warranty.
Just for Gods sake make sure they're not all from the same batch! I
still have nightmares about an E6500 I used to admin where six drives
(from the same batch) in the array failed within a week of each other.
Some people are like slinkys - Good for nothing, but you can't help but
smile when they tumble down the stairs.
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