[clug] forget RAID?

Michael Still mikal at stillhq.com
Thu Feb 22 05:25:19 GMT 2007

Chris Smart wrote:
> Ben wrote:
> [snip]
>> http://storagemojo.com/?p=383
>> So (not being overly knowledgeable in this are) what does this mean in
>> practical terms?
> Hey Ben,
> I'm no expert but in my opinion, the thing to realise is that hard
> drives die. They die quicker and more easily when they are not operating
> within their spec in regards to things like temperature.

Actually, the paper found that temperature was not a large factor in
disk failure:

"Surprisingly, we found that temperature and activity levels were much
less correlated with drive failures than previously reported."


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