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Re: [vox-tech] looking for a decent < 20GB HD
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Re: [vox-tech] looking for a decent < 20GB HD

thanks, well i guess as long as i stay away from the deskstars things should
be fine.

i think that i will look into the seagate drives.


on 03.10.5 1:28 PM, Samuel N. Merritt at spam@andcheese.org was reported to
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> On Sun, Oct 05, 2003 at 10:43:55AM -0800, dylan wrote:
>> hi --
>> I am currently looking for new ( < 20GB ) IDE drive for a small scale linux
>> server that we are setting up. realistically, we don't event need 5Gb of
>> space, however it would be nice to have a little breathing room for future
>> expansion.
>> I have heard numerous *not so great* things about a lot of the new high
>> density drives (> 40Gb) such as a 1 yr warranty, and tendency to die
>> unexpectedly. 
>> any input would be greatly appreciated.
> I had lots of problems with the IBM Deskstar line of drives. I think I
> went through a half dozen in a year (two drives, each replaced twice).
> I bought a RAID controller, set up 4 80GB Seagate drives in a redundant
> array, and waited for something to fail so I could be smug about the
> redundancy. Well, I haven't had a single problem with any of the four
> drives in the last two years.
> Also, among my friends' drives, I haven't seen a huge failure rate in
> any particular line of drives save the Deskstars. Things occasionally
> croak, but it's no worse than it was a few years ago.
> HTH. 

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