After I mentioned on Facebook and Twitter about my recent Western Digital hard drive failure, someone asked me what are my other disk failures. So happens, I do keep records of my disk failures. So here goes, all the way from 2003.

2002 : Nov : Quantum Atlas 10k II QM318400TY-LW, 10,000rpm USCSI3. Some bad sectors, recovered from spare sectors.
2003 : June : Western Digital WD1200JB – 120GB PATA, 7200rpm. Disk crash after bad-sectors detected.
2004 : Oct : Western Digital WD2000BB – 200Gb PATA, 7200rpm, Bad-sectors, discontinued using
2005 : May : Seagate Barracuda 7200.7 (ST3160023AS) 160Gb SATA, Bad sectors, Warrantied, replacement retired.
2008 : May : Western Digital WD2500JD – 250GB SATA, 7200rpm. Bad sectors, retired
2008 : Aug : Western Digital WD5000AAKS – 500GB SATA, 7200rpm, Bad sectors. Replaced under warranty
2010: May : Western Digital WD5000AAKS – same drive above. Retired.

What drives do I have running on my desktops, server & NAS right now:

Hitachi Travelstar 5K100, 5400rpm, 100Gb, SATA (2.5″) – 1 drive
Seagate Barracude 7200.9, 7200rpm, 500Gb – 3 drives
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11, 7200rpm, 1TB – 5 drives
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12, 7200rpm, 1TB – 2 drives
Seagate Momentus 5400.2, 100Gb, SATA (2.5″) – 1 drive
Samsung SpinPoint F3, 7200rpm, 1TB – 1 drive
Western Digital WD10EACS, 5400rpm, 1Tb – 1 drive
Western Digital WD5000AAKS , 7200rpm, 500Gb – 1 drive
Western Digital Raptor WD740, 10000rpm, 74Gb – 1 drive
Western Digital Raptor WD1500, 10000rpm, 150Gb – 1 drive

Guess what brand I’ll stick to for now?

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  • Eugene & Mun Leng

    I’ve posted some NAS (Network-Attached Storage) thoughts and posts over on my blog. Here are the direct links: – Storage Strategies – QNAP TS-439 mini-review – Network Attached Storage overview – Storage utilities and tools

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