Re: raid10 hard disk choice

From: Robert Schnabel
Subject: Re: raid10 hard disk choice
Date: ,
Msg-id: 4A16AAC5.8090901@missouri.edu
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In response to: Re: raid10 hard disk choice  (Greg Smith)
Responses: Re: raid10 hard disk choice  (Greg Smith)
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raid10 hard disk choice  (Linos, )
 Re: raid10 hard disk choice  (Matthew Wakeling, )
  Re: raid10 hard disk choice  (Robert Schnabel, )
   Re: raid10 hard disk choice  (Scott Marlowe, )
   Re: raid10 hard disk choice  (Greg Smith, )
    Re: raid10 hard disk choice  (Robert Schnabel, )
     Re: raid10 hard disk choice  (Greg Smith, )
      Re: raid10 hard disk choice  (Scott Marlowe, )
       Re: raid10 hard disk choice  (Greg Smith, )
        Re: raid10 hard disk choice  (Robert Schnabel, )
  Re: raid10 hard disk choice  (Craig James, )
  Re: raid10 hard disk choice  (Robert Haas, )
   Re: raid10 hard disk choice  (Scott Marlowe, )
    Re: raid10 hard disk choice  (Scott Carey, )
    Re: raid10 hard disk choice  (Robert Haas, )
     Re: raid10 hard disk choice  (Scott Carey, )
    Re: raid10 hard disk choice  (Greg Smith, )
 Re: raid10 hard disk choice  (Merlin Moncure, )
  Re: raid10 hard disk choice  ("Joshua D. Drake", )
 Re: raid10 hard disk choice  (Linos, )

Greg Smith wrote:
> On Thu, 21 May 2009, Robert Schnabel wrote:
>> A word of warning for anyone out there considering the Seagate 1.5TB
>> SATA drives (ST31500341AS)...I'm going through a fiasco right now
>> with these drives and I wish I had purchased more when I did.
> I don't think you came to the right conclusion for how to avoid this
> pain in the future though--buying more garbage drives isn't really
> satisfying.
No, the original drives I have work fine.  The problem, as you point
out, is that Seagate changed the firmware and made it so that you cannot
flash it to a different version.

> What you should realize is to never assemble a production server using
> newly designed drives.
I totally agree.  I'm using these drives for an off-site backup of a
backup.  There is no original data on these.  I needed the capacity.  I
was willing to accept the performance/reliability hit considering the $$/TB.

Bob



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