>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

We haven't heard about any problems, but, like you, the 8 Gig drives mean
fewer arms.  We're staying with the 4 Gig drives during our upcoming
conversion.  One of the configuration parameters for our new box recommends
a minimum number of arms; the 8 Gig drives wouldn't have let us with enough

--Paul E Musselman


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