Seagate to Purchase Maxtor

Chuck Guzis cclist at
Fri Dec 23 11:49:04 CST 2005

On 12/23/2005 at 11:40 AM Jim Leonard wrote:

>Western Digital drives don't fail on me as much as they "pause for no good

>reason".  I have WD 600ABs in my RAID and for no reason they'll just
>decide to 
>lock up for 1-8 seconds on a write (never a read).  I've checked SMART and
>not errors -- thermal recalibration maybe?

I've seen this too and it seems as if the drives spin down for a moment and
then back up again.  I have no idea what causes it.

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