[mythtv-users] HDHR in harsh enviroments
mikep at randomtraveller.org.uk
Fri Dec 26 18:25:00 UTC 2008
Brian Wood wrote:
> Remember the old days of the CDC removable disk packs? They suggested having
> them sit in the new environment for 24 hours to get to the new temperature
> and minimize drive warpage which could cause crashes. of course those
> platters were considerably larger than the 3.5" ones used today.
Not just warpage - condensation was also a big problem. Consider that even the
smallest drop of moisture was bigger than the head/platter gap... Seen 'em sweat
a couple of times we had new disks delivered.
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