Please create an account to participate in the Slashdot moderation system


Forgot your password?
Take advantage of Black Friday with 15% off sitewide with coupon code "BLACKFRIDAY" on Slashdot Deals (some exclusions apply)". ×
Data Storage Stats

Ask Slashdot: Do You Test Your New Hard Drives? 348

An anonymous reader writes "Any Slashdot thread about drive failure is loaded with good advice about EOL — but what about the beginning? Do you normally test your new purchases as thoroughly as you test old, suspect drives? Has your testing followed the proverbial 'bathtub' curve of a lot of early failures, but with those that survive the first month surviving for years? And have you had any return problems with new failed drives, because you re-partitioned it, or 'ran Linux,' or used stress-test apps?"
This discussion has been archived. No new comments can be posted.

Ask Slashdot: Do You Test Your New Hard Drives?

Comments Filter:

We all agree on the necessity of compromise. We just can't agree on when it's necessary to compromise. -- Larry Wall