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

Joe Landman landman at scalableinformatics.com
Thu Feb 22 20:52:51 EST 2007



Jim Lux wrote:

>> > I would make the case that it's not worth it to even glance at the
>> > outside of the case of a dead unit, much less do failure analysis on
>> > the power supply.  FA is expensive, new computers are not.  Pitch the
>> > dead (or "not quite dead yet, but suspect") computer, slap in a new
>> > one and go on.
>>
>> Well, they cared enough to do the study!
> 
> Or, more realistically, that the small dollars spent on the study to
> identify a possible connection was tiny enough that it's probably down
> in the overall budgetary noise floor.

One may (correctly) argue that disks are (individually) disposable.  The
data may not be, and the important thing is how to protect that data.



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