On 05/17/2012 04:10 AM, Ian Collins wrote:
I wouldn't be too fussed about 7x24 rating in a home server.
I still have a set of 10 regular Seagate drives I bought in 2007 that were
spinning non stop for four years in a very hostile environment (my garage!).
They simply refuse to die and I'm still using them in various test systems.
Of course, your mileage will vary. Lately I've been having better luck with my
500 GB WD Blue drives, while in two systems I have recently replaced dying
Segate 500 GB drives (7200.11) from 2009. One was part of a ZFS mirror, and the
other a Linux mdraid mirror.
The drive in the OI box had a very large number of reallocated sectors and
finally showed a bad SMART status (but no ZFS checksum errors on scrub). The
drive in the Linux system started throwing read errors, yet had few reallocated
sectors and still showed "PASSED" in the SMART data. Worse, it FAILED to
If you're running 2009-vintage 7200.11 Barracudas, be prepared to replace them
soon if you haven't already done so.
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