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Re: [opensuse] WD Green AV HD: rsync read errors mapping
On Sat, 2 Sep 2017 08:59:16 -0400
Anton Aylward <opensuse@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

On 02/09/17 06:01 AM, Carlos E. R. wrote:
On 2017-09-02 03:03, Felix Miata wrote:
Greg Freemyer composed on 2017-09-01 20:13 (UTC-0400):

this is already way offtopic,


Back to topic:

Badblocks on the WD Green AV HD has reached 13.60% completion with
(0/0/0 errors) in 15:59:30. :-(

Yes, it is very slow to run.

Less than 1%/hour, apparently.
That's a 2T drive, isn't it?

${DEITY} help us when we have to check out the half dozen or so 4T
drives for a RAID array!

I'm back to thinking that a RAID array, a HIGHLY redundant, HIGHLY
striped, full 64-bit wide+Hamming dual error detection, (72,64) of
smaller drives, say 350G, might make more sense. What? Failure
rates? Oh, right, yes.

Now THIS is interesting
There seem to be some reliable 4T drives out there and the trend
with 8T is looking good. Still, a RAID6 with 8T drives is a bit
large for a home setting :-)

Really interesting links, thanks. My prejudice is to never buy WDC or
Seagate and to buy HGST when I can, so it's good to have some

I have a colleague/developer whose home system is set up to run
continuous backup of him /home-equivalent (he's a Windows user and
I'm not sure what the terminology is) to a USB portable
drive-of-notable-size for each of his machines. He told me once
that the 'backup' drives were less reliable than his main drive!

I found that ironic. He couldn't understand why I was laughing.

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