designing new freebsd server for amd64 arch

David G. Lawrence dg at
Tue Apr 19 16:29:06 PDT 2005

> > > >4x Hitachi 3.5" 73.4 GB (SCSI Ultra 320),10 000 rpm
> > > If you can push yourself to 15kRPM drives, you'll be happier...
> I loved IBM drives years ago, but started having too many issues when
> they started cutting a few too many coreners.  The things just started
> dying prematurely.  Hitachi drives also have a fairly bad rep amongst
> serveral consultants I know.  

   Tha Hitachi/IBM 7k250 and 7k400 series SATA drives have been working
quite well. Very low failure rate and performance is quite good. I have
no experience with their recent SCSI drives, however.


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