The drives were also known for an unusually high rate of head crashes, due to the magnetic coating soon beginning to loosen and sprinkle off from the platters, creating dust in the hard disk array and leading to crashes over large areas of the platters. The combination of two technologies that were quite new at the time, GMR heads and glass platters, are said to be largely to blame for the issues.
he only mentions JBOD. i wonder if some forms of raid would somehow be more resistant?
Or just buy SSD's :bandit:
If so, SSD will become expensive.