Matthew Dillon wrote:
> :> etc... So apparently my warning about these drives in 'man tuning' is
> :> still appropriate :-)
> :> -Matt
> :> :> > IBM DTLA drives are known to rotate fast enough near the spindle
> :> :> > that the sustained write speed exceeds the ability of the controller
> :> :> > electronics to keep up, and results in crap being written to disk.
> :I would adssume it actually the tracks FURTHEREST from the spindle..
> This is the first I've heard of the alleged controller electronics
> performance problem. My understanding is that the failures are due
> to manufacturing problems, but people have apparently experienced
> software lockups as well.
> What is not in doubt is that there have been some severe problems with
> this model.
Yes there are two problems. The physical failure problem seems to
be mostly restricted to the 75GXP. However the electronics/bandwidth/
density/whatever-it-is problem is uniform across the entire DTLA line.
We stopped using 75GXP's at work a while back, but we still regularly
suffer from the electronics/bandwidth/whatever-it-is problem on 30G DTLA
drives on a daily basis.
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