On Wed, Nov 16, 2005 at 11:06:25AM -0600, Scott Marlowe wrote:
> There was a big commercial EMC style array in the hosting center at the
> same place that had something like a 16 wide by 16 tall array of IDE
> drives for storing pdf / tiff stuff on it, and we had at least one
> failure a month in it.  Of course, that's 256 drives, so you're gonna
> have failures, and it was configured with a spare on every other row or
> some such.  We just had a big box of hard drives and it was smart enough
> to rebuild automagically when you put a new one in, so the maintenance
> wasn't really that bad.  The performance was quite impressive too.

If you have a cool SAN, it alerts you and removes all data off a disk
_before_ it starts giving hard failures :-)

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