Jay R. Ashworth
jra at baylink.com
Mon Jul 14 14:29:18 UTC 2008
On Sat, Jul 12, 2008 at 10:59:43PM -0700, David Brodbeck wrote:
> I can't say if there's any difference in longevity between the
> recertified drives and brand new ones. I'm spinning about 35 drives,
> all Western Digital, but that's really not a big enough sample size when
> failures are such rare events. I don't think the Google paper addressed
> that particular question, either.
Anecdote != data.
That said, every drive I've had fail in the last 10 years of
consulting was a Maxtor, except for one WD, and (embarassingly) one
Seagate. The Seagate wasn't being treated right. Other than that, I
haven't had a Seagate fail in 20 years.
Do *not* quote your drives from the low bidder. :-)
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