Hi, Larry:

I think a better "auto industry" analogy might be to compare this to the way many auto makers are issuing "recalls" for so many models of cars, asking the owners to bring them into the dealership so that certain defects can be corrected.

It appears to me that this is some kind of software (or firmware) "defect" that adversely affects the data or performance, or both, on IBM's SSD devices, and that requires a software and/or firmware update to correct.

To carry this analogy further, just like when auto makers issue a "recall," not all owners of that make and model will bring their vehicle into the dealership to get "the fix" -- This is similar to the way many IBM midrange shops are rather "lax" when it comes to keeping up with the latest CUMe and Group PTFs ...


Mark S. Waterbury

> On 8/24/2015 9:37 AM, DrFranken wrote:
On 8/24/2015 8:16 AM, rob@xxxxxxxxx wrote:

<snip> Don't buy that "if it ain't broke don't fix it" bullshirt since you
just may not have had an occurrence yet, of which we predict the odds are
> 99% that you will over time. Length of time will vary depending on
> write operations."

Put another way: Change your oil or your engine will fail. You may never have had that happen ever but we predict the odds are 99% that it will over time. Length of time will vary depending on mileage driven.

And despite that fact that few of us are truly mechanics we change our oil. But we know about software so we 'the experts' ignore the advice of other experts and don't 'change our oil.'

- Larry "DrFranken" Bolhuis

www.iDevCloud.com - Personal Development IBM i timeshare service.
www.iInTheCloud.com - Commercial IBM i Cloud Hosting.

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