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Monthly Archives: April 2009

New file server

In the quest to keep up with my file serving needs here at Crapple HQ I’ve very recently looked to upgrade our current storage solution. The problem isn’t performance, in fact quite the contrary. It’s the requirement of space, especially to hold high quality (and more increasingly high definition) video. Also because I’m paranoid, mirroring […]

The birth of a new Cheetah

Or rather fresh out of hospital. Last week I sent my broken Seagate Cheetah 10.7 drive back to Seagate and mentioned how surprised I was to get an email back within a few hours of it being delivered to their UK offices saying my replacement drive has been shipped. Today that drive arrived by DHL. […]

Seagate return policies

Recently I was going through a load of my old hard drives and came across a fairly new Seagate Cheetah 10,000 RPM SCSI disk drive. The unit was a 10.7 so it’s not terribly old and certainly within the five year warranty. Upon plugging it into one of the (older) Adaptec 29160 adaptors I had […]