[rescue] rescue Digest, Vol 64, Issue 27
alaric at metrocast.net
Mon Mar 24 19:58:38 CDT 2008
Curtis H. Wilbar Jr. wrote:
> Patrick Finnegan wrote:
>> I'm willing to bet that the drive that failed was one of the
>> Maxtor-rebadged Quantum Fireball drives just after Maxtor bought them up.
> I believe Maxtor bought Quantum for it's Atlas line of enterprise SCSI
> drives IMHO.... but I don't really know of course (could have been for
> patents, etc).
Atlas were damned fine drives. One of the best drives I ever had, for
its time, was a full-height 5.25" CDC drive. Big-for-the-time, stone
reliable, and screaming fast.
(Even though it was a 3600rpm drive. Lots of platters makes for big fat
cylinders. A 2:1 disadvantage in rotational latency doesn't make for so
much of an overall drawback when you have a 4:1 advantage in heads.)
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