Western Digital-itis

Yet another Western Digital drive is on its way to the grave. Yesterday out of nowhere the other server that didn't get new drives began displaying signs that it's dying. It might have shown the first early warning last month when the CPU fan was replaced. The system rebooted and locked itself in a system wide file check that uncovered numerous disk errors, but it appeared to fix itself.

Obviously that was an illusion. I came home from work to check the box and found the system throwing all sorts of bad node errors, it refused to allow logins, and had to be forced off at the power switch. The filesystem went through another forced check after booting up.

So I get to spend part of this weekend on another drive replacement. For the love of God, don't buy Western Digital! Their quality has gone down the shitter in a relatively short time. This will be my FOURTH dead drive in a year.
"It is pointless to resist, my son." -- Darth Vader
"Resistance is futile." -- The Borg
"Mother's coming for me in the dragon ships. I don't like these itchy clothes, but I have to wear them or it frightens the fish." -- Thurindil

Well. I guess that's that then.

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Posted on Dec 19, 2007 8:55 am by Samson in: | 5 comment(s) [Closed]
Wow, Samson, are you sure it's WD's fault though? When I use the namestat command on my mud, Samson returns +1 str, +2 int, & -1 lck.. which is fine for a guest imm character, but.. ;)

If it were just me having problems with them I'd be inclined to believe it was because of my -1 luck. But lots of the people at work have lost WD drives recently as well and many of them have gone looking for something else as a result. So I'm afraid it's definitely a problem with their quality.

Oh well, I tried to give you a nice easy way out.. but if that's the case, I guess we have to chalk up yet another manufacturer as worthless. :(

Meanwhile, all my WDs continue to work flawlessly. :D

You should consider yourself extremely lucky then. WD appears to be the Seagate of 2007 :(

And for the double irony, Seagate is now offering drives with 5 year warranties on them. Go figure.

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