Stored hard drive failure?
freebsduser at comcast.net
Wed Oct 5 11:55:06 PDT 2005
----- Original Message -----
From: "Gary W. Swearingen" <garys at opusnet.com>
To: "K Anderson" <freebsduser at comcast.net>
Cc: <freebsd-questions at freebsd.org>
Sent: Wednesday, October 05, 2005 9:18 AM
Subject: Re: Stored hard drive failure?
> If you're really serious (to borrow a phrase), you'll do backup to
> several different media and maybe different formats. With RAID or
> backup to an always-powered second HDD, you can loose all of your
> disks if the case power supply or MB fails in certain ways. (I know
> someone who lost a disk when the MB failed.) Or if someone steals
> your computer or in a fire. With removable HDD, you risk physical
> damage either from lack of use or shock.
> FYI, I kept a 45 GB IBM and a 80 GB Seagate drive in a outside storage
> shed which got hot, cold, and damp for 10 months and they work fine.
> I guess I've been lucky because I've had only one failure from about
> 15 lightly-used disks and have occasionally reused 5- to 10-year-old
> disks for short durations after years on the shelf.
Good feedback, thanks.
Yep, best laid plans can go off the beaten path.
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