On Thu, 29 Oct 2015 16:24:00 -0700, John-Mark Gurney <j...@funkthat.com> wrote:
> Lyndon Nerenberg wrote this message on Mon, Oct 26, 2015 at 19:06 -0700:
> > On Oct 24, 2015, at 12:06 PM, John-Mark Gurney <j...@funkthat.com> wrote:
> > > The thing I like most about encryption is that when I RMA a bad
> > > drive, I don't have to worry about my data leaking if I am unable
> > > to overwrite all the data...
> > You are optimistic if you believe that. We ($WORK) factor the cost of
> > DOA/warranty drives into our operational budget. They never get RMAed. We
> > drill them when they die.
> Being a personal user, and having close to a 10% RMA rate on recent
> hard drives, that would be a bit costly...
> I consider a HD defective if it's under waranty and it's performance
> drops below 80% of new, i.e. 130MB/sec normal sequential write drops
> below 100MB/sec..
> The weekest point is the passphrase/passfile protecting the master
> key... In my case, I use a random passfile for these drives... If
> someone is able to break the passfile, or the AES-256 encryption, then
> they must really want my data... It'd be easier, even for governments,
> to do a black bag job than recover partial data (it's one drive of a
> RAIDZ array)...
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FWIW I've several WD eide that corrupt with twed0... fix them with
dosdlg.exe on floppy (long test, an hour...) and they work fine as primary
eide drives a long while thereafter (not secondary on twed0...)
in case that saves anyone some time/money...
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