FreeBSD 7.0-RC2 Available

Björn König bkoenig at alpha-tierchen.de
Sat Feb 16 18:26:19 UTC 2008


Timo Schoeler wrote:
> Thus Dag-Erling Smørgrav <des at des.no> spake Sat, 16 Feb 2008 17:56:58
> +0100:
>> Don't blame me for your decision to use the most expensive type of
>> storage available, especially when it has been conclusively shown that
>> expensive server-grade disks are no more reliable than cheap consumer-
>> grade disks.
>
> Hm. During the last ten years I for myself installed about 1,200 SCSI
> HDs at customers (plus those that were installed by EMC in storage
> systems at customers' sites) and at least thrice the amount IDE/SATA
> HDs.
>
> There were hundreds (!) of defects of the consumer grade IDE/SATA HDs,
> beautifully spreading over the whole spectrum of brands and models
> used.
>
> Number of SCSI drives dead: Nine.
>
> I tend to believe there *is* a reason for companies to build
> SCSI/SAS-only products, be it 'Workstations', Workstations, Servers or
> storage systems.

I think the interface is not responsible for the reliability of the hard
disk drive. There are SATA drives and controllers out there that are
supposed to be as reliable as SCSI/SAS drives and controllers.

Björn




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