The title of this post is actually slightly inaccurate – in the past 15 years, the number of hard drive failures my personal hardware has had (as opposed to hardware I’ve worked with) can be counted on one hand, two if my memory is a bit off.
This morning, I had reason to thank the gods of RAID – one of my drives died last night, and I didn’t lose a bit of data (hah, a pun!).
So, one RMA raised, and I have to hope that the other drive doesn’t decide to follow in the footsteps of its brother. Perhaps I should get two more 500 GB drives and run RAID5 with hot-spare…
Oh, and an LTO drive.