[Beowulf] GPFS on Linux (x86)

Cezary Czaplewski czarek at scheraga2.chem.cornell.edu
Fri Sep 15 10:44:14 EDT 2006


I had the same issue with Maxtor SATA disks and 3ware 9550SX RAID card but
finally our vendor contacted Maxtor and 3ware and installed a new firmware
for the drives and since than they are working OK.

> After *finally* convincing our vendor it was Maxtor (we've had
> problems w/ them before this as well) they shipped us a batch of
> Seagates, and it's been operational now for quite some time.  No
> sleeping drives, so far set and forget.
>
> This, as a disclaimer, was just for our particular application.  I
> will say however, that I will never buy Maxtor again.

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