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  1. I'm curious... What new methodologies would these be? Although individual drive reliability accuracy depends on the representativeness of the drives entered, at the very least you can see how certain families are doing, which I find quite useful when contemplating a storage array upgrade.
  2. Manufacturer: Samsung Family: SSD Released: sept 2011 Notes: http://www.storagereview.com/samsung_ssd_830_review_256gb Model Name (product family): 830 series Model Number: MZ-7PC128B Capacity: 128 GB URL: http://www.samsung.com/us/computer/memory-storage/MZ-7PC128B/WW Interface: SATA III Spindle Speed: n/a Seek: n/a Buffer: 256MB DRAM (?) Density: n/a I'm aware SSDs can't be added to the db yet, but I might as well post this for future reference
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    1TB drive reliability

    It would be worth doing circuit board transplants if it's a very large array (with a larger chance of multiple drive failure) or a single drive with irreplaceable data, but the topic starter is asking about a small, 3 disk array. I'd be more interested in preventing multiple drive failure in the first place than in having the option of painstakingly and time consumingly restoring those two (or more) failing drives with a donor circuit board, assuming that will be the cause of array degradation. Not to mention that unless you can solder very neatly and precisely, you'll be voiding warranty on both your faulty *and* your replacement drives by doing just that. Might not matter to companies and people with very large pockets, but I'd like to be able to return these things and receive replacements
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    1TB drive reliability

    I would have thought this would be the user but that's just me You just reminded me of a certain incident
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    1TB drive reliability

    Depends on wether you make the distinction between "backup", as in spare copy, and "archive", as in dump But you're quite right, even a RAID array is as a whole a single point of failure (controller, file system etc) and shouldn't be relied on on its own - although it does address the most failure prone part of the chain, the hard drives. One tip for the thread starter: don't get all your drives in one place, or at least ask the vendor to send you drives from different batches. If the drives making up a RAID array are all from the same batch, chances are if one fails it might not be alone, resulting in loss of the array. Was quite close to this cataclysmic type of event last week when two drives failed within 3 hours of eachother on a RAID6 array. I tend to mix even different *brands* of hard drives for a new array these days, as long as they're the same size and speed it doesn't matter.
  6. There you go I don't believe so. I have 6 5000AAKS drives in a RAID5 on an Areca ARC-1230. I get over 300MB/s read, and over 200MB/s write. WD5000AAKS-00TMA0 f/w 12.01C01
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    Maxtor DiamondMax Plus 9

    This isn't about the review itself, rather about the reliability survey - I own a pair of Maxtor DiamondMax 10's and for some reason my models don't appear in the model list for that type, but in the DiamondMax Plus 9 model list (of which I own another pair) instead. Could you lads please correct the model lists for those two types? The models I have are 6B200P0 and 6L200P0 - also listed on Maxtor's site as DiamondMax 10.