[mythtv-users] WD15EARS WD Green drives

Steven Adeff adeffs.mythtv at gmail.com
Tue May 24 13:56:27 UTC 2011

On Tue, May 24, 2011 at 7:48 AM, John Drescher <drescherjm at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 4 weeks; one  WDC WD20EARS-00MVWB0 already dead...
>> Not too happy...
> This will happen with all drive manufacturers. At least I have seen
> this with Seagate, WDC, Hitachi and Samsung at work.
> John

yea, sadly, the human brain doesn't work that way with correlations...

personally, I always run new harddrives for at least a week using a
combination of the badblocks comand for a few days with copying stuff
from other drives till it's full, re-"format"/ repeat. I've had one
drive of about 20 I've done this process on die during breaking, but
no drives die after the process. granted, I've only been doing this
type of break in for ~2yrs now, but the original drives are now being
used as my mythbackend recording drives and have shown no signs of
trouble so I'm either supremely lucky, or I've weeded out the drives
with the early death syndrome.

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