+ Post New Thread
Results 1 to 14 of 14
General Chat Thread, Slight drive failure in General; Can anyone spot why this drive might have failed? Just out of a SAN! (Openfiler)...
  1. #1

    synaesthesia's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Northamptonshire
    Posts
    5,846
    Thank Post
    570
    Thanked 994 Times in 766 Posts
    Blog Entries
    15
    Rep Power
    460

    Slight drive failure

    Can anyone spot why this drive might have failed?

    Just out of a SAN! (Openfiler)

    Slight drive failure-1517432_10152218362018223_2049319452_n.jpg

  2. #2

    Domino's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Bromley
    Posts
    4,118
    Thank Post
    215
    Thanked 1,236 Times in 784 Posts
    Blog Entries
    4
    Rep Power
    502
    Topless photo? Risqué!

    ...also, eeek. That's bad.

  3. #3

    synaesthesia's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Northamptonshire
    Posts
    5,846
    Thank Post
    570
    Thanked 994 Times in 766 Posts
    Blog Entries
    15
    Rep Power
    460
    Ooer, every platter is the same, top and bottom!

    Good thing it's part of a rebuilding RAID and backed up otherwise! No chance of getting much of this!

    Slight drive failure-20140121_144727.jpg
    Last edited by synaesthesia; 21st January 2014 at 02:50 PM.

  4. #4
    zag
    zag is online now
    zag's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Posts
    3,744
    Thank Post
    895
    Thanked 414 Times in 348 Posts
    Blog Entries
    12
    Rep Power
    85
    Quote Originally Posted by synaesthesia View Post
    Can anyone spot why this drive might have failed?

    Just out of a SAN! (Openfiler)

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	1517432_10152218362018223_2049319452_n.jpg 
Views:	178 
Size:	93.6 KB 
ID:	22385
    Those drives look so oldschool now

    SSD all the way!

  5. #5
    Seb1780's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Location
    Suffolk
    Posts
    204
    Thank Post
    95
    Thanked 88 Times in 67 Posts
    Rep Power
    91
    It'll be alright with a bit of T-Cut

  6. 2 Thanks to Seb1780:

    Greenbeast (21st January 2014), nephilim (21st January 2014)

  7. #6
    rich_tech's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Wales
    Posts
    1,015
    Thank Post
    128
    Thanked 130 Times in 113 Posts
    Rep Power
    63
    Looks a bit like my dads knackered brake disks from a recent trip to the garage, though not quite as worn as that disk thats for sure

  8. #7

    synaesthesia's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Northamptonshire
    Posts
    5,846
    Thank Post
    570
    Thanked 994 Times in 766 Posts
    Blog Entries
    15
    Rep Power
    460
    Hah!
    If only we could afford several tebibytes of solid state storage, @zag !

  9. #8
    zag
    zag is online now
    zag's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Posts
    3,744
    Thank Post
    895
    Thanked 414 Times in 348 Posts
    Blog Entries
    12
    Rep Power
    85
    Quote Originally Posted by synaesthesia View Post
    Hah!
    If only we could afford several tebibytes of solid state storage, @zag !
    We are using multiple Intel 600GB's in our file servers. They were not that expensive from memory. Something like £500 each.

    Also Samsung just released a 1tb SSD for 400 quid!!

    Samsung 840 EVO MZ-7TE1T0 - solid... | MZ-7TE1T0BW | £406.99 | Insight UK

    I wouldn't trust those Samsung drives on our main file server as they use are very new different type of memory, but we use them on our backups and so far no troubles.

    Anyway, it just made me laugh seeing the death of another mechanical disks, surely their time will be up soon.
    Last edited by zag; 21st January 2014 at 02:57 PM.

  10. #9

    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Northants
    Posts
    85
    Thank Post
    16
    Thanked 17 Times in 17 Posts
    Rep Power
    15
    It's made a heck of a mess on the desk now!, and we'd love to put SSD's in, but no money for screwdrivers let alone SSD's!

    Although those Samsungs do look tempting for next year....
    Last edited by tekins; 21st January 2014 at 02:57 PM.

  11. #10

    synaesthesia's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Northamptonshire
    Posts
    5,846
    Thank Post
    570
    Thanked 994 Times in 766 Posts
    Blog Entries
    15
    Rep Power
    460
    All mechanical drives here are replaced with SSD on failure with exceptions of the servers. Maybe when the price drops a bit, but it's fair to say our budget makes most schools look positively rich

  12. #11


    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Posts
    2,510
    Thank Post
    893
    Thanked 337 Times in 258 Posts
    Rep Power
    191
    Quote Originally Posted by synaesthesia View Post
    Ooer, every platter is the same, top and bottom!
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	20140121_144727.jpg 
Views:	163 
Size:	1.07 MB 
ID:	22387
    Wuuuuuuut?!

    How in the heck did that happen? Was somebody playing volleyball with your SAN?

  13. #12

    synaesthesia's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Northamptonshire
    Posts
    5,846
    Thank Post
    570
    Thanked 994 Times in 766 Posts
    Blog Entries
    15
    Rep Power
    460
    All the other drives are fine. It was *filthy* so something's gotten in there or it imploded on it's own. All the other drives are fine (there's another 9 in that box). Will be keeping a close eye on the ones next to it!

    It's a Seagate 1TB by the way, so I shall hasten to point people to @sonofsanta 's thread at Seagate HDD failure rates: >25% over 3 years (article)



    Now you mention it, we *do* have a nationally recognised volleyball team!
    Last edited by synaesthesia; 21st January 2014 at 03:16 PM.

  14. Thanks to synaesthesia from:

    sonofsanta (21st January 2014)

  15. #13

    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Kent
    Posts
    633
    Thank Post
    266
    Thanked 51 Times in 43 Posts
    Rep Power
    40
    looks like the heads have tried to scratch the data in, WORM anyone?

  16. #14


    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Posts
    2,510
    Thank Post
    893
    Thanked 337 Times in 258 Posts
    Rep Power
    191
    You know next time you tell the PFY to 'bounce the server'...?

  17. Thanks to Garacesh from:

    synaesthesia (21st January 2014)

SHARE:
+ Post New Thread

Similar Threads

  1. Drives failure in Raid 5
    By labist in forum Hardware
    Replies: 18
    Last Post: 5th March 2012, 09:13 AM
  2. RAID Failure, But Drives OK. Best Way To Rebuild?
    By SYSMAN_MK in forum Hardware
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 21st October 2011, 11:30 AM
  3. Hard drive failure
    By ron in forum Hardware
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 21st April 2010, 12:41 PM
  4. ARRR HELP !!! Lacie Nas Drive Failure !!!!
    By burgemaster in forum Windows
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 11th March 2010, 01:48 PM
  5. Imminent Hard Drive Failure on SIMS Server!
    By FragglePete in forum Hardware
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 14th August 2009, 04:11 PM

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •