theoretical question about disks and os

Joel Dahl joel at
Sat Apr 2 02:30:18 PST 2005

On Sat, 2005-04-02 at 02:09 -0800, Max Okumoto wrote:
> Raphael Marmier wrote:
> > Thanks, that clarified things for me.
> > 
> > In fact I had 2 drives failing me nearly the same way, and both where 
> > IBM Deskstar for 2000 and 2001. I thought about heat at the time, but 
> > was not so sure anymore as they wheren't running so hot. Very sensitive 
> > to heat they must be.
> Ahh... you do know that the IBM DeskStar drives
> have a huge failure rate.  There was a processing
> error in the manufacture of drives during those
> years.  Major PR problems for IBM, class action suit
> and they sold the drive division after that.

Primarily the IBM Deskstar 75/60GXP series.


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