[Gllug] Source for quality 24/7-duty cycle SATA drives?

Rich Walker rw at shadow.org.uk
Wed Apr 12 18:34:20 UTC 2006

I've found that not cooling the drives properly is a *BIG* cause of

My server over there:

thoth:/etc# hdparm -i /dev/hd?|grep Model
 Model=MAXTOR 4K040H2, FwRev=A08.1500, SerialNo=672131476069
 Model=_NEC DVD_RW ND-3500AG, FwRev=2.16, SerialNo=
 Model=Maxtor 6Y160P0, FwRev=YAR41BW0, SerialNo=Y43H3HEE
 Model=Maxtor 6Y160P0, FwRev=YAR41BW0, SerialNo=Y43H3K5E
 Model=Maxtor 6Y160P0, FwRev=YAR41BW0, SerialNo=Y45YBSPE
 Model=Maxtor 6Y160P0, FwRev=YAR41BW0, SerialNo=Y43H11EE
 Model=Maxtor 6Y160P0, FwRev=YAR41BW0, SerialNo=Y43MFW8E

The 40GB Maxtor drive is 3 or more years old; the others a year or
more. All have been running continuously except for the odd power

The important figures:
/dev/hda: MAXTOR 4K040H2: 25 C
/dev/hdc: _NEC DVD_RW ND-3500AG: S.M.A.R.T. not available
/dev/hde: Maxtor 6Y160P0: 28 C
/dev/hdf: Maxtor 6Y160P0: 24 C
/dev/hdg: Maxtor 6Y160P0: 27 C
/dev/hdi: Maxtor 6Y160P0: 37 C
/dev/hdk: Maxtor 6Y160P0: 37 C

cheers, Rich.

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