[Gllug] Server supplier for Linux mail server

Chris Bell chrisbell at overview.demon.co.uk
Fri Jul 21 20:33:28 UTC 2006

On Fri 21 Jul, Richard Jones wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 21, 2006 at 03:49:22PM +0100, paul at ma1.se wrote:
> > 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.
> Agreed.  We had a couple of Maxtors in a server and one of them failed
> after a month.  The thing was that the drive which failed wasn't even
> being used yet ...  I've also heard nothing but bad news about Maxtor
> drives & reliability.
> Rich.
   Seagate apparently had a bad batch of SCSI LVD drives (and I think I
ended up with three of them).

Chris Bell

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