[zfs-discuss] Back blaze names names
gordan.bobic at gmail.com
Wed Jan 22 13:47:54 EST 2014
Seagate have a few things going for them. Their RMA service is very good and their disks seem to be a lot more honest in SMART than WD and Samsung.
Plus, they are generally cheaper than Hitachis.
Lists <lists at benjamindsmith.com> wrote:
>On 01/21/2014 06:55 AM, Alex Narayan wrote:
>> Seagate comes out looking terrible. All but one of my drives is a Seagate. Bummer.
>What I find interesting is that despite Seagate coming out on the bottom
>from the numbers, they insist that Seagate is their favorite vendor!
>in the last 5 years or so, I've had consistently good reliability from
>WD drives and this article seems to mirror that experience, Gordan's
>comments about reallocating sectors notwithstanding. Why they don't come
>out guns blazing for WD drives is beyond me - a quick reading of their
>original article doesn't give much in the way of clues as to why this is
>so. Also, they come out strongly against the WD green drives but a
>simple google search indicates a power saving "head park" feature that
>seems to be closely related and is easily solved with a windows utility
>called wdIdle.exe. Google returns many claim that this solves the
>reliability problem, and google quickly finds a Linux equivalent that
>seems to work well for me:
>As usual, YMMV, and live to expect that any single drive will die at any
>time, in terrible ways that you can't predict. For my purposes, I refuse
>to trust any single server and keep data redundantly at the host level.
>However, based on the useful information in this article, I'll be
>leaning heavily on Hitachi drives for any important stuff in the near
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