just brew it! wrote:Ryu Connor wrote:In my experience, usually once a drive starts to develop bad sectors the problem snowballs.
I always told my customers that bad sectors were like chicken pox --if you saw one, you were bound to see more eventually.
Fortunately, the worst drive manufacturers are history. Anyone remember JTS? Or going back further, Kalok, whose designs went to JTS (shudder)?
Think of all the HDD vendors gone. Micropolis (miss them a little). Miniscribe (there's a blast from the past). Conner Peripherals. Quantum. Maxtor. Excelstor (though they were pretty small). Fujitsu (tranferred to Toshiba, I hadn't realized that, but figured that they'd eventually fold that one up). WD has bought Hitachi's drive division (bought from IBM), so who knows for how much longer we'll see them.
And heaven help us if Seagate acquires Samsung's HDD division. I didn't realize it, but it appears that is the intention and looks like a done deal.
http://www.storagenewsletter.com/news/m ... dd-seagate