[rescue] SCSI drive for sale at buy.com

Eric Webb ttlchaos at randomc.com
Sat Apr 26 08:34:43 CDT 2003

On Thursday 24 April 2003 11:33 pm, Charles Shannon Hendrix wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 21, 2003 at 03:33:04AM -0400, Kevin wrote:
> > WD used to be the best in IDE drives, at least up until
> > around 97/98, then Maxtor started killing their market.
> > Now i question WD heavily.  As stated in the past, i
> I started seeing WD take a quality dive around 1996.  Quantum too.
> Friend of mine's father worked for Quantum, and saw it from the inside.
> Not sure about now.

No doubt IBM, Seagate and Fujitsu are top drives for heavy-usage RAIDs.  

But have people really been having that much of a problem with WD drives 
manufactured in the last 3-4 years?  I have several in my Linux boxen and 
they've showed no problems (so far).  Granted, they're not thrased constantly 

What part of a drive is usually the first to go?  The platter motor/bearing?  
The servo arm(s)?  The head(s) on those arm(s)?  Oxide on the platters 
wearing off (or is it something other than an oxide process)?


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