Hitachi vs Seagate: Opinions wanted
Jason A. Crome
crome at devnetinc.com
Tue Jun 29 11:36:11 PDT 2004
In a word, yeah.
In a few more words, I wish we hadn't found out the hard way about the high
failure rates. Has been no end of trouble for us.
Jason A. Crome
Senior Software Engineer, DEVNET, Inc.
E-Mail: crome at devnetinc.com
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-freebsd-hardware at freebsd.org
> [mailto:owner-freebsd-hardware at freebsd.org] On Behalf Of
> Scott T. Smith
> Sent: Tuesday, June 29, 2004 1:29 PM
> To: Jason A. Crome
> Cc: freebsd-scsi at freebsd.org; freebsd-hardware at freebsd.org
> Subject: RE: Hitachi vs Seagate: Opinions wanted
> On Tue, 2004-06-29 at 11:22, Jason A. Crome wrote:
> > I can't imagine a higher failure rate than we've had with
> Hitachi drives.
> > Of the 15 or so servers we've built for customers using
> Hitachi drives
> > over the last 2 years, 6 of them came back after about a year of
> > operation with catastrophic drive failures. And unfortunately it
> > wasn't just a bad batch of drives - they were manufactured
> at entirely different times.
> > Sooooo, I guess give the two options, I'd say Seagate ;-)
> Isn't the current Hitachi drive business just IBM's old drive
> business, which they offloaded a couple years back when they
> were having the high failure rates of the DeskStar 75?
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