hi guys, just to follow up on that load cycle thing ive seen crop up in a few posts, i had a few easy bite-size questions please
- is it realistically in issue?
(eg my drobos are on almost 24/7 and using WD GP’s eads drives)
i have nightly backups for offsite which trigger drive usage during the night for around 1 hour, and sometimes leave long synch jobs running on them, (but i guess theres a fair amount of IDLE time too).
do you mean that if i dont use the drobo (accessing/writing data) for say 10mins, and the drives spin down - is the spinning up again what you called CYCLing? if so i might hear that happen, (and then wait about 5 seconds per drive) for the spin backs, and then i can access files etc) probably a few times a day.
Is this like that MTBF rate, which works out to be say 5-10 years or something, whereas i’d probably have swapped out these existing 1TB drives by then, and its sort of a false panic?
doc chris recommended me the EADS gp’s - where are you hiding LOL - (joke, so far everhthing works a treat my friend)