[plug] RAID, and what it can't solve

Brad Campbell brad at wasp.net.au
Fri Jun 25 14:18:02 WST 2004

Senectus . wrote:
> On Tue, 22 Jun 2004 07:16:27 +0800, William Kenworthy
> <billk at iinet.net.au> wrote:
>>The bit I have picked up on is "Western Digital" and two disks failing.
>>Any idea of the cause of failure (and is there a question mark over
>>these disks as to reliability?)  I am thinking of getting some new,
>>bigger disks ...
> Personally (and professionally) I've found seagate to be damn good
> quality and reliable.

It's funny how experience varies.
Personally and professionally I have seen more Seagates die than any other, followed by older Maxtor 
(I banned them from the office until recently) then Quantum and Western Digital tied for best.
I had too few IBM's to comment (no deathstars) but I never had any problems with them.

I honestly believe that every manufacturer has good and bad batches, good and bad models and all the 
variants that come with those.

Always buy drives that were built on a Wednesday :p)


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