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By: Amos Hayes

Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000

Were they Maxtors? I had a pair of 6 month old DiamondMax 9 drives fail simultaneously in a RAID-1 config. I tested the drives independantly on seperate hardware and confirmed it was the drives and not the controller. When I dug into it online, I found cases of people having bought 4 of these drives only to lose #2 and #3 while #1 was in transit to the manufacturer to be replaced.

Reminds me of the old DeskStar drives. Anyway... Western Digital seems to have the best reputation for reliability by a significant margin.

Just thought I would pass that info along in case you were inclined (as I was) to rule out a pair of drives failing at the same time.