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

Vincent Diepeveen diep at xs4all.nl
Mon Feb 19 12:17:43 EST 2007


Aren't those maxtors eating nearly 2x more power than drives from other 
manufacturers?

Vincent


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Joel Jaeggli" <joelja at bogus.com>
To: "Mark Hahn" <hahn at mcmaster.ca>
Cc: <beowulf at beowulf.org>; "David Mathog" <mathog at caltech.edu>
Sent: Saturday, February 17, 2007 3:19 AM
Subject: Re: [Beowulf] Re: failure trends in a large disk drive population


> 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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