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17 Jul 2012

SMART

One of the disk on my home server is reporting issues through SMART, it's still healthy but it will have to be replaced... The disks are in a mirrored pair using Linux mdadm so I won't lose any data if the drive actually dies, but it's a pain as they are not hot-swappable and it will take a bit of effort. It's annoying but I suppose I bought the computer with a pair of disks for just this reason.

While disk drives have got larger since I bought this server and marginally faster they haven't got any cheaper because the recent flooding screwed up the supply chain. SSD disk are just not cheap and reliable enough for a home server yet - though they are a good idea on a laptop or even desktop system.