#digital Articles

  • 2014-10-26
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High amount of Load_Cycle_Count on Green Western Digital disks

You are monitoring the SMART values of your disks right? They're usually a real good indicator of the health of the drive. Thought I'd check out the SMART value of the disks in my desktop today (while checking if I had notifications from smartd on). Low and behold, the Load_Cycle_Count …

WD buys Hitachi GST

Linky to the register "Western Digital is buying Hitachi Global Storage Technologies for $4.25bn in a friendly takeover ..." Hitachi GST has quite a few home-based disk products which do look interesting. Hitachi GST's page is very slow at the moment (2011-03-07 22:06 EET) - it even stopped responding. Maybe …