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    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

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    Topless photo? Risqué!

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

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    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
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    Quote Originally Posted by synaesthesia View Post
    Can anyone spot why this drive might have failed?

    Just out of a SAN! (Openfiler)

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    Those drives look so oldschool now

    SSD all the way!

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    It'll be alright with a bit of T-Cut

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    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

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    Hah!
    If only we could afford several tebibytes of solid state storage, @zag !

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    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.
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    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....
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    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

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    Quote Originally Posted by synaesthesia View Post
    Ooer, every platter is the same, top and bottom!
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    Wuuuuuuut?!

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

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    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.

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    looks like the heads have tried to scratch the data in, WORM anyone?

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    You know next time you tell the PFY to 'bounce the server'...?

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