What Classic Computer are All About - A Lovers

From: Allison J Parent <allisonp_at_world.std.com>
Date: Tue Jul 15 08:34:24 1997

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->Hello there, I run a fileserver that has 2 ST-225 20 meg drives, and 1
->420 meg IDE drive, this system runs 24/7, and has been running for 2 mo
->continuous now. My question is what is the life expectancy of these dri
->it is often said that the ST-225 series are not reliable, however they
->continue to run strong. also these things run so hot that you can fry a

First off why bother withg the st225s? They are slow (st251s are
faster!) and their reliability is at best ok. FYI: st225s live far
longer if they are cooled. If the fan isn't noisy it isn't moving enough
air past them, seriously! Also if they are in the smae box as all the
other hardware they raise the other components temperature lowering their
life. Heat is not your friend, this is why computer rooms are air
conditioned an usuialy under 70 degrees F.

Received on Tue Jul 15 1997 - 08:34:24 BST

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