On Tue, 29 Jun 2004 15:11:44 -0300 (ADT)
"Marc G. Fournier" <scra...@hub.org> wrote:
I've always used Seagate or Quantum drives in my servers ... with the
recent thought about switching to Dual-Athlon servers, from Intel, and the
caveats about both heat and power that I've had, its been recommended
switching to Hitachi drives from the usual Seagate ... also, apparently
the failure rates are higher on the Seagate's are much higher then the
Since I can't say I've ever had a complaint (other then the U320 firmware
fiasco that Seagate did fix), I'm wondering if there is that much of a
difference with the Hitachi's to warrant the extra ~$50/drive ... ?
I can say nothing about Hitachi, but with Seagate's IDEs I've had
troubles on 5.x (the last one last night). It's seems to be something
about ATA timings; the results are file systems completely messed-up
after 1 of 2 reboots; also it depends on firmware revision of the HDD in
question and FreeBSD version (e.g. I've used one 40G HDD as my boot disk
for a few months on 5.0, but now it ain't working with 5.2.1).
But with the SCSI Seagates I've had no problems, always worked well,
even in some warm places.