[Gllug] Server supplier for Linux mail server

Mike Brodbelt mike at coruscant.demon.co.uk
Thu Jul 20 21:51:56 UTC 2006

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?
> http://www.wdc.com/en/products/products.asp?driveid=158&language=en
> We're using these in the aforementioned server.

I have one machine with a couple of Maxtor MaXline disks, which are also
5 year warranty SATA drives of about that spec. SATA feels to me to be
higher quality than old IDE drives, but I haven't had enough systems
with them to feel properly comfortable yet.

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