[Beowulf] Disks fail at what acceleration?

David Mathog mathog at caltech.edu
Wed Mar 22 16:24:19 EST 2006


Anybody know how many g's a typical disk can withstand before it fails?

My earthquake bolted rack might stay upright through the big 7.0
and yet still be very much damaged afterwards due to head crashes
on the disks.

Thanks,

David Mathog
mathog at caltech.edu
Manager, Sequence Analysis Facility, Biology Division, Caltech
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