[OpenAFS] hard drive relaibility

Ted Creedon tcreedon@easystreet.net
Thu, 19 May 2016 15:37:47 +0000

During a drive upgrade a brand new WD29EFRX 2TB drive  containing my RW vol=
umes crashed.

After talking to drive recovery firms I've learned that the new reliability=
 philosophy is cheap drives & rely on the users RAID for recovery,

Fortunately I have 4 RO backups,

One repair firm said they see new drives with incredible amounts of dirt in=

Here is a drive reliability report.


Looks like solid state drives + thumb drives for off site storage is the wa=
y ti go.