[mythtv-users] How is this pricing possible?
jam at tigger.ws
Tue Feb 22 23:51:37 UTC 2011
On Wednesday 23 February 2011 07:28:14 mythtv-users-request at mythtv.org wrote:
> > Looking at hard drives on Newegg (I'm Canadian):
> > http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136317
> > ^^ This is a WD Green 1TB/32mb cache for $74.99
> > http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136514
> > ^^ This is a WD Green 2TB/64MB cache for $84.99
> > Admittedly I'm fairly out of the loop with hardware news and the market,
> > but is this "just the way it is" for the time or is there something else
> > going on? Is the 2TB flawed? 4/5 eggs with 830 reviews, same rating as
> > the 1TB.
> Most current SATA drives on the market are flawed. I the expectation
> is 1% to 7% of all your drives will fail each year. And the failures
> do not always have anything to do with old age or usage. Out of 100 to
> 200 drives I have at work I sent back RMAs on 6 to 8 and had 5 other
> failures last year. Most of the RMAs were from drives that were less
> than 3 years old. This year I have RMD'd 3 drives, had a DOA and 1
> more drive ready to RMA.
The prices are in the domain of specials that I'm seeing in Australia
Seagate's paper 'ATA more than an interface' explains that multiple disks in a
single machine *will* fail :-) (The case for enterprize and SCSI disks)
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