[geeks] Cheap refurb SCSI drives?
Charles Shannon Hendrix
shannon at widomaker.com
Wed Oct 18 12:58:46 CDT 2006
Wed, 18 Oct 2006 @ 12:02 -0400, Sandwich Maker said:
> " From: John Francini <francini at mac.com>
> " As another poster wrote, no, the drives advertised are Atlas IVs,
> " which are Quantum designs derived directly from DEC designs.
> " They work. Well.
> this bears out my observation that if you want quality drives, look to
> computer makers; as consumers of their own products they have much
> higher awareness of quality than vendors with no use for them.
> hitachi makes computers, and bought ibm's disk line
True, but Hitachi also made some of the worst drives the industry ever
There is a reason why the Hitachi Deskstar was nicknamed "Deathstar".
> seagate's higher end traces its ancestry back to cdc i believe they
> absorbed the design team too.
Seagate SATA drives appear to be almsot identical to their SCSI chassis.
> i wonder if the dec disk folks went to quantum and now maxtor? that
> would be an indication of future quality.
All of the DEC systems I saw from the 90s had Seagate drives.
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