[conspire] hd reliability , maxtor etc.

Daniel Gimpelevich daniel at gimpelevich.san-francisco.ca.us
Mon Sep 11 13:31:44 PDT 2006

On Mon, 11 Sep 2006 14:02:52 -0700, bruce coston wrote:

> Those issues nearly had me sending more than one good drive back . Will
> you run it 24/7 ? does it claim only 14 0's of reliability vs the standard
> of 15 + . re-mentioning - none of my Maxtor ever failed on me not even
> when i got one because it failed someone else who re-bought before it came
> back rma, my fuji only failed after abuse when i shook it hard after
> realizing its just too tiny , and the 160g  replacement WD sent is plenty
> good but i need to get the 80g off to them as it has too many bad sectors
> about 8g into the drive for w98 to use anything straddling that bad region

You seem to be trying to disagree with me, yet you very much underscored
what I said. I told him to consider Maxtor and WD off-limits, period.
Separately, I said that Oxford 911 wipes away problems with cross-OS and
BIOS usage of drives, such that LBA48 never has to cross one's mind.

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