[ubuntu-uk] HDD drives... which brand(s)?

Kris Douglas webbox.uk at gmail.com
Thu Feb 7 19:10:40 GMT 2008

On 07/02/2008, Rob Beard <rob at esdelle.co.uk> wrote:
> On Tue, 2008-02-05 at 23:50 +0000, Daniel Lamb wrote:
> > Personally i always stick to western digital, as was said before they
> > do fail but so do others, warranties on a drive usually arent worth it
> > from my experience, as it would cost more than half the amount of a
> > replacement drive to send off the faulty one. As far as externals are
> > concerned dont buy lacie, and my suggestion would be western digital,
> > or if you are really worried about it buy something which is in a raid
> > 1 array.
> >
> Actually I've managed to send drives back for less than a tenner.  If
> the drive is big enough (say over 160GB) it's worth it!
> Rob
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All of my servers have Compaq 10k drives, and I also have some
desktops with Compaq's... I have never had one die, and they are
raided anyway, so if one did, just get a new one and its all back to

Kris Douglas
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