Pages tagged #harddrive

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1. Sunday 29th July 2012
Sunday 29th July 2012: 8.36pm. Link shared: As I need to configure a ZFS software RAID-Z redundant storage pool for my cloud before I emigrate to Canada (i.e. buy a new 3Tb hard drive), I was very pleased to find a hardware vendor that publishes the return rates of the products it sells which is very, very rare anywhere on the internet. Turns out those 2nd gen Sandforce SSDs are seeing a 10-15% return rate which is astronomical, and it's not like that technology is remotely new yet they keep fobbing off consumers with SSDs that just don't work. ...

2. Monday 7th September 2015
Monday 7th September 2015: 2.50pm. Link shared: Came back from a short holiday in Dingle on the Irish west coast to find yet another failed hard drive, this being the third failed drive this year! Thankfully, still no data loss thanks to ZFS, but losing three hard drives in a single year is definitely a record :(The failing drive this time is the second Western Digital Red 3Tb WD30EFRX to go this year, and the cause is the same: 5 Reallocated_Sector_Ct 0x0033 189 189 140 Pre-fail Always - 323 7 Seek_Error_Rate 0x002e 197 197 000 Old_age Always - 486 9 Power_On_Hours 0x0032 077 077 000 Old_age Always - 17436At 17k hours powered on, this is the oldest drive in the array after the previous WD Red failed (which at the time was the oldest WD Red drive). ...

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