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Re: [K12OSN] SCSI Reliability



Daniel.
	I have used SCSI drives for many, many years now, mostly in UNIX
systems, but some in PCs too. I had altogether 2 failures, both with
drives older than 6 years. All the drives are always on, systems get
usualy one full power down every 6 months or so.
	Splurge on good RAID controllers. julius

On Fri, 29 Nov 2002, Daniel Loomis wrote:

> I was talking the other day with the service manager of a computer systems and
> service provider in our area about implementing SCSI drives on our k12ltsp
> server.  He was not terribly encouraging.  His experience with lots and lots
> of servers (most running NT or Win2k) has been with repeated failures of SCSI
> drives . . . much more so than with IDE HDs.  He is especially down on
> Seagate SCSI drives as he has had to replace a number of those lately.
>
> I was under the impression that SCSI drives are at least as reliable as those
> using IDE interfaces.  My last SCSI drives were those installed on an Autocad
> Server running Novell about 10 years ago.  I guess the move to 10,000 &
> 15,000 rpm drives could be a major factor in their reliability, but have not
> read anything to that effect online.  I did not ask if the failed drives had
> been equipped with hd cooling fans.
>
> Has anyone had similar experiences or is the anecdotal experience of my
> acquaintance unusual?





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