[rescue] 711 disk problems
phil.stracchino at speakeasy.net
Thu Aug 18 10:48:16 CDT 2005
Charles Shannon Hendrix wrote:
> Have you tested the "failed" drives on another controller yet to make
> sure they are really bad?
I haven't yet, no. We've determined with good confidence that one of
them got cooked by UPS in transit. The other is probably just luck of
> If they really don't work, then the answer seems obvious. I don't think
> your 711 killed them.
Nope, I see no ongoing evidence to suggest that the 711 is at fault.
> I used to buy reconditioned drives sometimes, but always ended up having
> trouble with them.
I wouldn't use them for crucial data. All the data on that array is (a)
replaceable and (b) backed up. Right now, however, they're what I can
I still recall the software company I went to work at in 1990 that
bought reconditioned Maxtor drives for the company's mission-critical
CVS server. That was ..... bad.
Phil Stracchino phil.stracchino at speakeasy.net
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