[Gllug] Server supplier for Linux mail server

paul at ma1.se paul at ma1.se
Fri Jul 21 14:49:22 UTC 2006

Mike Brodbelt wrote:

> Richard Jones wrote:
>>On Tue, Jul 18, 2006 at 01:21:03AM +0100, Mike Brodbelt wrote:
>>>On Mon, 2006-07-17 at 17:27 +0100, - Tethys wrote:
>>>>We're using SATA drives, although with the number of failures we've
>>>>had, I'd be sorely tempted to go for SCSI were I to build another one.
>>>>Maybe it's an urban myth that SCSI drives are more reliable (or even,
>>>>different at all), but it seems to be the case in my experence. YMMV.
>>>I've always felt that the initial failure rate on IDE/SATA drives was
>>>very high. SCSI seems to me to be better - haven't yet used enough SAS
>>>drives to have a view, but I'd expect the to be decent.
>>Have you tried something like these?


My "ten cents." If you opt for SATA, go for Western Digital or Seagate 
drives, and avoid Maxtors like a plague. In my data centre experiences 
Maxtor PATA/SATA failures substantially out number the other 
manufacturers. I'm aware Maxtor are part of Seagate now so maybe this 
will change.

Best Regards

Paul Lee
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