[kwlug-disc] Some thoughts on drives -- Re: Wanted: help in refining presentation

Paul Nijjar paul_nijjar at yahoo.ca
Wed Jul 25 12:19:01 EDT 2012

On Tue, Jul 24, 2012 at 03:00:10PM -0400, L.D. Paniak wrote:
> Definitely, for production purposes (other people's bits),
> Constellations (SAS) or RE4 drives are the correct answer.  That said, I
> have not seen WD Caviar Black disappoint over dozens of drive-years for
> people wanting to save a few bucks and still have a 5 year warranty.

Does the TLER-locking nonsense bite you in these scenarios? My
understanding is that the enterprise RAID drives differ from
consumer-level drives because the firmware in the consumer-drives
locks something called TLER, which makes it much more likely for
drives with small read errors/delays to drop out of the array.

- Paul 

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