[Ubuntu-US-CA] Failing/failed hard disk advice

Nathan Haines nhaines at ubuntu.com
Wed Jun 18 20:12:14 UTC 2014

On 06/18/2014 01:09 PM, Scott DuBois wrote:
> On 06/18/2014 12:50 PM, Nathan Haines wrote:
>> On 06/18/2014 12:41 PM, Scott DuBois wrote:
>>> As for WD drives, I have never used anything but based on 15 year old
>>> advice which seems to have served me well. At least for "internal"
>>> drives. I use a Fantom fanless eSATA for an external and it has worked
>>> flawless for like the last 4 years so I can honestly recommend them at
>>> this point.
>> But Fantom only makes the case.  The question is, who makes the drive
>> inside?  :)
> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822207023
> I'm guessing you know who they contract with?

Not a clue.  But that'd be the main determining factor in product 
reliability--not the case (assuming the port is sturdy), but the actual 
drive inside.


Nathan Haines
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