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Re: [ARSCLIST] Hard disk drives and DAT

At 12:18 AM -0400 3/27/07, Lauren Sorensen wrote:
Are there any standards for hours of use before a hard drive is "swapped
out?" Do any of you have policy set up at your archive in this regard?

somewhat related to this question, not an answer, but more of a point i hadn't seen mentioned before. (pardon if it was). google's researchers produced this white paper on hard drive performance/failures. a rather good defense for low-level formatting of any new drive. PDF link to paper is on this page:


Finally, can anyone recommend an LTO vendor, in New York City or nearby?

well, nearby is relative these days, for some situations. i can vouch for John Spencer's company. excellent service and very forward thinking in all aspects.

w/best regards,
mastering engineer

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