[mythtv-users] How is this pricing possible?
drescherjm at gmail.com
Tue Feb 22 22:52:58 UTC 2011
> Sounds like it's unwise to get these, then? Should I spring for the
> higher-end drives and save myself headaches down the road?
I would still get them. Right now my recommendations are Hitachi
drives or any current generation SATA drive that is not made by
Backup all important / irreplaceable data and monitor the SMART raw data
Keep an eye on
05 - Reallocated Sectors Count
This value can be > 0 but if grows daily that is a sure sign the drive
is having problems.
196 - Reallocation Event Count
197 - Current Pending Sector Count
198 - Uncorrectable Sector Count
The three above parameters should normally all be 0. However sometimes
I have seen new drives have some values in these if you read a sector
that was never written. A full format or writing to every sector
199- UltraDMA CRC Error Count
This is a sign of a cabling or SATA failure. You want this number to
be 0 but under 100 probably is not too bad over a drives 5 year
On top of all of this all drives have a URE rate which is on the order
of every 20 or so TB of data read from the drive 1 sector will be
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