[Dirvish] Backup Drive Failure
dhoworth at mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk
Thu Nov 4 13:48:58 UTC 2010
Jenny Hopkins wrote:
> On 4 November 2010 13:30, Rich Shepard <rshepard at appl-ecosys.com> wrote:
>> I have the invoice here: purchased 2 December 2009. It's a WD drive so
>> certainly still under warranty.
> Funnily enough, I have had TWO WD 500GB drives used for back-up
> storage fail in the last 12 months. Housed internally, developed i/o
> errors. They were replaced under warranty.
I have a 1.5 TB one bought earlier this year that fails under heavy load
but not in such a way that their software detects the fault. So no
replacement. Another reason I'm down on WD at the moment as well as
their cavalier disregard for specs.
> Now I'll need to figure out again how to format and structure the
> replacement. I tend to dump such knowledge once the job's done and I
> don't need it in the grey matter RAM any longer.
I use a wiki to record such things - the actual command sequences, URL
to useful pages and such like. Of course it depends on having another
machine that hasn't failed and that is still running the wiki ...
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