On Fri, Mar 07, 2003 at 12:14:53AM +0100, Andi Kleen wrote:
> It was long suspected that journaling FS are bad for cheap IDE disks,
> but you're probably the first to really verify it using an IDE analyzer.
> There were also some informal experiences on that collected by the
> reiserfs people. Thanks for verify this.
I've thought about this too, as I once found damage in superblocks
even on other drives, across about 5 different IDE drives that had
"gone bad". I found error patterns, and it appeard to me it was occuring
in superblocks and in one case, a journal.
Does this mean that these areas are also wearing out even good disks,
just not as fast?
I know over the last 10 years, I've replaced IDE drives at a rate several
times higher than SCSI drives, even for "good" IDE drives. They don't
seem to last very well.
Seems like the high-end Seagates and IBMs aren't too bad so far, but
I've not run the IDE versions long enough to see problems yet.
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