Re: Please Help! RAID5 -> 6 reshapre gone bad

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On 02/06/2012 10:24 PM, Keith Keller wrote:
> On 2012-02-07, Phil Turmel <philip@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>
>> I understand the constraints, as I pinch pennies at home and at the
>> office (I own my engineering firm).  I've made do with cheap desktop
>> drives that do support ERC.  I got burned when Seagate dropped ERC on
>> their latest desktop drives.  Hitachi Deskstar is the only affordable
>> model on the market that still support ERC.
> 
> I can testify that the EARS/EADS drives can be troublesome (see my
> recent threads on the list).  I also found out that apparently the
> flooding in Thailand is delaying all drive vendors' enterprise drives--
> they seem to be one of the few factories that make an essential part,
> and their factories are all underwater.
> 
> Have others had success with mdraid and the Deskstar drives?  I wouldn't
> mind saving a little money if the drives will actually work, especially
> if I can get them in before April (the earliest one vendor thinks
> they might be able to start building drives again).

Ow.  I haven't actually bought any yet... I was hoping the prices would
come down before I needed to.  Sounds like I'll be waiting longer than
I expected.

But, I reviewed the OEM documentation for the 7K3000 family, and they
clearly document support for the SCT ERC commands (para 9.18.1.2).

Phil
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