Subject: Re: quiet SCSI SCA drives?
To: Simon J. Gerraty <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Timo Schoeler <email@example.com>
Date: 08/02/2005 10:18:02
On Tue, 2005-08-02 at 01:10 -0700, Simon J. Gerraty wrote:
> I powered down a bunch of machines while I was out of town for a week,
> and my SS20 failed to come back up - lack of disk noise suggested the
> disk had frozen (must be at least 5 years old so no surprise).
> I had a SUN 1G drive in my spares box to confirm the above, but it is
> way too noisy.
> Can anyone recommend a suitable drive - the dead one is a
> it was a tad noisy but nothing like the 1G.
> I'd assumed I want to avoid 10,000 RPM disks but that seems to be the
> slowest scsi drives seagate make?
i like the Fujitsu SCSI HDs very much, i run them in my sgi's (Octane2,
O2), my Suns (SS20MP, U2E MP) and some other nice boxes.
i got 18GByte and larger drives, they're all 10.000rpm and got a huge
Cache. they are /very/ quiet and stay cool even in a not-so-good cooled
environment, and they're fast :) (have a look at  -- the temperature
is mentioned there, too)
you can get them pretty cheap at eDump (e.g.) nowadays...
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