> > > I seriously doubt that -current is killing your hard drives.
> > > Some things you just can't do from software, even if you wanted
> > > to.
> > That's not true.
> > when we enabled tagged queueing on teh wide busses we
> > effectively increased teh work the drive is doing, and we probably
> > raised the temperature by another 2 or 3 degrees.
> So we talk to the drives a little faster - you're saying that even
> while remaining within spec, simply making the drives work to
> performance levels is enough to expect failure? Hmmmm. An
> interesting point of view.
The drives are overly sensitive to temperature compared to almost
any other drive from another manufacturer.
Whether or not this is in spec or out is debatable.
Nevertheless, if the drives are run 2 to 3 degrees hotter, if the were
within less than 2-3 degrees of heat death anyway, they'll die.
Moral 1: Don't buy these drives. They suck.
Moral 2: If you unknowingly have already violated moreal 1,
then you probably need to put another fan in your
case OR you need to put the drive in a shoebox
or other seperate case OR you need to rearrange
your installed hardware to get it the best heat
Any opinions in this posting are my own and not those of my present
or previous employers.