Failing disks

In the past two weeks I have replaced disks in five separate machines – one twice, because the first disk died after only 8 hours of use. These machines are not all in the same room – or even area code. They were all put in service at different times. Two of them were not part of RAID arrays, and one of those actually involved measurable data loss, although we did have recent backups.

I’m a little apprehensive. Something’s up with the universe of stored data.

2 Responses to “Failing disks”

  1. ClintJCL Says:

    I feel a disturbance in the universe of stored data. It’s as if thousands of 0’s and 1’s were suddenly silenced.

  2. Cygnostik Says:

    Regardless of uptime did any of them have warranty end dates in common? *remembers ibm deathstars again*

    Always in waves.

    When it rains it pours.

    Fortunately in a datacenter, an office and a ‘computer room’ full of servers and desktops with so many disks I don’t even want to THINK about imagining even pondering trying to consider counting… oh thank god they’ve all been happy and healthy lately… Don’t jinx it!! *bites fingernails*

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