[rescue] U10 IDE? (and possibly "NetApp home users")

Curtis H. Wilbar Jr. rescue at hawkmountain.net
Thu Jun 3 19:21:43 CDT 2004

On Wed, 2004-06-02 at 02:01, John Michael Bischoff wrote:
> On Wed, 2 Jun 2004, Patrick Finnegan wrote:
> Ahh, the Seagates-from-hell.  The Seagate Elite line did weird things like
> that, making (then) huge capacities with huge form factors.  Usually they
> were also HVD, and they were almost always PITAs IME.  They usually get

Most of these I've seen are 50 pin (9 gig usually) and 68 pin
(23 and 47 gig usually).  And I have yet to see an HVD one
(although I have not gone looking for one).

> sub-$10, even for the 47G (I think about the time of the 47G Elites,
> Seagate got bought), but shipping is rape incarnate.  This is because they
> weigh damn near 5# each, not because of a given seller.  Basically, Elites
> have always had quality issues, and they relied on being relatively huge

I have a few elites and never had a problem with them.  I've had two
23G ones runnig mirrored for 2+ years non stop.  I also have a 47G
one that has far less hours, but again, never a problem.  I had some
9G ones... sold those to a friend, to date, he hasn't had any problems.

Admittedly this is a small sampling of all the Elites ever produced
so take this is one user's experience and not a 'fact'.

Now I'm sure the power company would love it if all my hard drives were
Seagate Elites.

-- Curt

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