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Re: NetBSD 9.1 upgrade and file system crash - reboot fails

On Mon, Nov 02, 2020 at 12:34:27PM +0100, BERTRAND Jol wrote:
> 	I refuse Seagate, Samsung and other WD in my servers or workstations,
> and I refuse SMR technology also.

I have heard this sort of thing from many people over the years, they
get bitten by a few disk failures and form a bias based on that.  I used
to do this too but found that it seems to change from model to model.
Here are some interesting stats from a large scale HDD deployment:

Indeed, from these numbers, hitachi seem to be doing well overall but
for the other manufacturers it really depends on the model you buy.

As for SMR - it is not a big deal as long as you are aware of it (some
manufacturers were caught out hiding the fact that a disk was SMR) and
use the disk accordingly, there are some applications that SMR is
particularly bad for - you don't want to use them for ZFS but for a
NTFS/FFS file system they seem to be fine.

Brett Lymn
Sent from my NetBSD device.

"We are were wolves",
"You mean werewolves?",
"No we were wolves, now we are something else entirely",

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