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failed hard drives

April 26th, 2011 No comments

Keeping track of my drive failures, since April 2011.

Age
(Months)
Purchased Died Model
47 2012-11 2016-10 3 TB Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 7200RPM
18 2014-12 2016-06 4 TB HGST Deskstar NAS 0S03664 7200RPM
68 2010-06 2016-02 2 TB Western Digital Caviar Green WD20EARS 5400RPM
66 2010-08 2016-02 2 TB Western Digital Caviar Green WD20EARS 5400RPM
66 2010-05 2015-11 2 TB Samsung Spinpoint F3EG HD203WI 5400RPM
56 2010-11 2015-07 2 TB Samsung Spinpoint F4 HD204UI 5400RPM
41 2010-06 2013-11 2 TB Western Digital Caviar Green WD20EARS 5400RPM
42 2008-11 2012-05 1.5 TB Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 7200RPM
66 2006-08 2012-02 400 GB Western Digital Caviar SE16 7200RPM
18 2010-04 2011-10 1.5 TB Western Digital Green 64MB Cache 5400RPM
15 2010-04 2011-07 1.5 TB Western Digital Green 64MB Cache 5400RPM
26 2009-02 2011-04 1 TB Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000.B 16MB Cache 7200RPM
Categories: hardware

parted

April 25th, 2011 No comments

Create a single, aligned partition on a drive larger than 2TB.

% sudo parted /dev/sdx
(parted)% mklabel gpt
(parted)% mkpart primary 1 -1
Categories: file systems, howto