[Beowulf] Re: failure trends in a large disk drive population

Joel Jaeggli joelja at bogus.com
Fri Feb 16 21:19:19 EST 2007


Mark Hahn wrote:

>> Failure rate vs. drive speed (RPM)?
> 
> surely "consumer-grade" rules out 10 or 15k rpm disks;
> their collection of 5400 and 7200 disks is probably skewed,
> as well (since 5400's have been uncommon for a couple years.)

Ictually I'd bet that's most of the 5400rpm disks would be maxtor
maxline II nearline drives, netapp also used then in several filers.
They were the first 300GB drive by a couple of months and came with a 5
year warranty... I have several dozen of them, and for the most part
there still working though the warranties are all expiring at this point.

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