• Subject: RE: 8 Gig Drives
  • From: James Turnbull <jamest@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 17 Sep 1997 09:10:02 +1000

A customer lost three 8 Gb drives in five days.  All failed due to a
problem with vibration.  I have heard from IBM that this is the first
major hardware problem they have had with the new drives.  Looks like
they got a bad batch somewhere.


James Turnbull

AS/Tech Consulting

        -----Original Message-----
        From:   Chris Rehm [SMTP:Mr.AS400@IBM.NET]
        Sent:   Wednesday, 17 September 1997 1:06
        To:     midrange-l@midrange.com
        Subject:        8 Gig Drives

        I have heard nothing to support this, so I was surprised when a
customer
        said to me today that he was told by another vendor that there
was some
        problem with the 8 gig drives.

        Anybody hear anything about that? The only thing I could think
of was that
        retrieval from 1 8 gig might be slower than from 2 4 gigs
because of less
        heads reading. Is this just someone blowing smoke? Maybe looking
to "be an
        expert" or sell some 4 gig drives? 



        Chris Rehm
        Mr.AS400@ibm.net
        You have to ask yourself, "How often can I afford to be
unexpectedly out of business?" 
        Get an AS/400.
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