[conspire] question about EIDE ATA hard drive to buy

Don Marti dmarti at zgp.org
Thu Dec 21 09:39:07 PST 2006

begin Rick Moen quotation of Wed, Dec 20, 2006 at 09:20:52PM -0800:

> I'll bet *I* could have run farms of those 60GXP and 75GXP drives, and
> so could any sysadmin, without failure rates above industry average --
> because we actually _check_ how hot equipment is running, and 
> fix hot spots before something gets fried.

Nice of the manufacturers to put a thermometer on
each drive, isn't it?

smartd logs this, along with other drive self-test info.

Rick, what drive temperatures do you consider to be
"needs work" and "needs immediate attention" points?

Don Marti                    
dmarti at zgp.org           LinuxWorld: August 14-17, 2006, San Francisco

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