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Failure of drives after first preclear?

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defected07 posed an interesting question in the Another DOA WD20EARS re: How many drives fail only after the first preclear.

 

I would love to see a mod set up a poll that asks just that question!

 

Possible wording:

 

1. I only preclear a drive once before adding it to my array.

2. I preclear a drive for more then one cycle before adding it to my array, but have never seen one fail after passing the first test.

3. I preclear a drive for more then one cycle before adding it to my array, and have seen a drive pass the first cycle, but fail on a subsequent cycle.

 

The results would certainly be interesting! I for one only preclear once, but if the poll showed me that people were actually catching drives failing only after an initial pass, I would be convinced to do multiple runs...

 

 

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This would, indeed, be interesting.  I, likewise, only do a single pass - my impatience gets the better of me, and I'm keen to add the drive to the array!  However, if a significant number of drives do fail on a second, or subsequent, pass, I could learn to curb my impatience!

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This would, indeed, be interesting.  I, likewise, only do a single pass - my impatience gets the better of me, and I'm keen to add the drive to the array!  However, if a significant number of drives do fail on a second, or subsequent, pass, I could learn to curb my impatience!

At least one member performs three cycles on each drive, as they have seen drives fail on the second or third cycle.

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This would, indeed, be interesting.  I, likewise, only do a single pass - my impatience gets the better of me, and I'm keen to add the drive to the array!  However, if a significant number of drives do fail on a second, or subsequent, pass, I could learn to curb my impatience!

At least one member performs three cycles on each drive, as they have seen drives fail on the second or third cycle.

 

I am one such member.  I always do 3 full preclear cycles on my drives.

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At least one member performs three cycles on each drive, as they have seen drives fail on the second or third cycle.

I am one such member.  I always do 3 full preclear cycles on my drives.

 

Interesting! Thanks for the feedback! :)

 

Anyone else see a failure after an initial pass on the first preclear?

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I've never experienced it personally, but I still run at least 2 passes of preclear on every drive before trusting it with data.

 

By the way, there's a 'post new poll' button right next to the 'new thread' button.  Anyone can create a poll, you don't have to be a mod.

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