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Re: Maxtor or IBM/Hitachi -- brand name means _nothing_

On Tue, 2005-04-05 at 13:30 -0500, Herbie wrote:
> You don't say what Model # to avoid.
> I had several servers (20-30) with IBM Deskstar drives in 20/30/40GB 
> sizes, almost all of them failed within a 2 year period, so I would advise 
> staying away from them too. IBM drives are now owned by Hitachi FYI.

This came up on the SLUUG list in late January.
Here is my commentary:  
USER:  discuss  PASSWORD:  freely


Bryan J. Smith                                  b.j.smith@ieee.org 
Community software is all about choice, choice of technology.
Unfortunately, too many Linux advocates port over the so-called
"choice" from the commercial software world, brand name marketing.
The result is false assumptions, failure to focus on the real
technical similarities, but loyalty to blind vendor alignments.

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