[linux-audio-user] AMD64 question: update

Jack O'Quin jack.oquin at gmail.com
Mon Jul 3 21:07:45 EDT 2006

On 7/3/06, carmen <_ at whats-your.name> wrote:
> > I've heard of people having trouble with their Western Digital drives,
> > but I have had none, I've also extensively used Seagate, Maxtor and
> > Western Digital drives, all just fine.
> ive had 2 western digital drives. one was somehow fried by the controller. the other sounded like a jet engine taking off. ive had one maxtor, it died. ive heard more stories of maxtors failing than any other, but thats just because the kind of people who use them buy them beacuse theyre cheap, then put them in use on a heavy-traffic ftp site or something. its probably a cost-effective way to go if you use a RAID or build in redundancy via nightly rsync \ darcs synch
> ive never had a quantum die. everyone i have still runs, including a 40 mb, and a 1 gb, and a 4 gb. one of them is from 1992. but theyre all SCSI, so i dont ahve much use for them now that i gave away my Macs.

We all have anecdotes about good and bad disks we have known.
My impression is that all the manufacturers have trouble with various
new technology at various times.  I've heard good and bad stories
about them all from time to time through the years.

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