[rescue] 36G SCA drives still looking

Kevin Loch kloch at gurunet.net
Fri Mar 4 13:08:58 CST 2005

Jochen Kunz wrote:

>>reliability is suspect
> This is the reason why I would use SATA drives only in RAID systems.

The only ide failure I have had over the past several years is 
apparently corrupted firmware on disk due to some bugs in FreeBSD 5.2
(or the drivers with that version)  Having firmware on disk is by far 
the biggest risk with ide drives.

I have lost several scsi disks during that timeframe with mechanical

I think the mechanical differences/reliability are greatly exaggerated.

All drives with unique data should be backed up or made redundant
regardless of technology.

My problem with SATA is that while they are vastly superior
to ATA, they still do not completely match the parralel task
performance of SCSI.

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