3Ware Escalade Issues

Robin Vley viper at fx-services.com
Wed Feb 22 10:58:01 PST 2006

Don O'Neil wrote:


> They're Maxtor DiamondMax Plus 9 6Y250P0 250 GB PATA drives... Never had a
> problem with that particular drive until this batch. 

I used the 80, 120 and 160GB version of that series in some of my 
servers built 2 years ago. Out of the 18 disks originally put in, I have 
4 broken ones on my desk now. I'm not very happy with the overal 
performance when it comes to reliability of that series Maxtor.

> Can anyone suggest some good 250GB PATA drives for me to use? I might as
> well swap them all out since I'm starting over. The 6000 series Escalade
> card I'm using doesn't support anything more than 250 GB.

I swapped the broken Maxtors with Seagate disks. I'm using 3ware 7500-4 
for the PATA. Forgot what the SATA 3ware controller was, but so far no 
problem with that one (also on Maxtor disks).


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