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[Discuss] The perpetual question: current "best" HDD?

On Thu, Jan 10, 2013 at 04:17:33PM -0500, Rich Pieri wrote:
> On Thu, 10 Jan 2013 15:53:45 -0500
> Dan Ritter <dsr at> wrote:
> > Possibly, but other disks have worked well and lasted to more
> > expected lifetimes, including Samsung, Seagate and WD Black.
> WD Greens don't suffer 70% failure rates after 1 year of service. That
> your handful did suggests that you have a systemic fault in your
> servers that affects some disks more adversely than others. Or you had
> UPS deliver the WD Greens and FedEx deliver the Seagagtes.

OK, revised statement:

I do not recommend the purchase of WD Greens based on experience
with 10>n>20 disks that had a 70% early mortality in my servers
that was not evinced from other brands or makes of spinning



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