[rescue] limited shelf life of hard drives ?

Patrick Giagnocavo patrick at zill.net
Wed May 3 14:26:32 CDT 2006

On Wed, 2006-05-03 at 10:47, Michael Parson wrote:
> On Wed, May 03, 2006 at 05:24:24AM -0500, Bill Bradford wrote:
> > On Wed, May 03, 2006 at 05:10:41AM -0400, C Fernandez wrote:
> >> I thought Micropolis had been a respected brand?  I know they went 
> >> under, although, I don't know any details on that.  
> > 
> > At one time they might have been.  Around the time they went under, I
> > saw nothing but junk sold under the brand name (I'm *still* pissed about
> > a 9G SCSI disk from them dying at home, and that was eight years ago..).
> It was my experience that they made great drives <9 gigs.  Their 9 gig
> drives (did they make anything larger) were utter crap.  I had a pair
> of full height 5.25" 1 gig drives that I beat the heck out of and they
> stood up and performed.  Had a few 4 gig drives in a RAID on a news
> spool (back when you could do that in 12 gigs) and they did fine too.

Just a side note:  I have a bunch of 3.5 inch, full height 7200rpm 
4.3GB Micropolis drives available (50-pin) for sale CHEEEP if anyone
desires one.  They will fit just fine in a Sparc10 or Sparc20.


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