IBM 7203-001 Portable disc unit failures

IBM 7203-001 Portable disc unit failures

Post by Jan-Olof Carls » Thu, 31 Oct 1991 01:07:52

A client of ours have a lot of trouble with disc failures on RS/6000 520
server machines. Each server has 6 external IBM 7203-001 (670MB) discs
handled by 2 SCSI-cards.

IBM says the internal 800+MB discs are not so reliable as the external ones,
but there has been a lot of disc-crashes on both types.

Is this a common problem ? Are there any reliable third-party disc available ?

Jan-Olof Carlson, Frontec Gothenburg, Sweden.


1. Portable disk unit failures

1. What internal 800+MB discs are you talking about?  Do you mean
   two 400MB drives together?  

2. Also, specifically, what is wrong with your external drives.  Has anyone
   at level 2 or level 3 seen a dump of the error log?

The views expressed are my own (probably).
They do not represent IBM, my immediate family, or the neighbors across the
                        Johnny Shieh

                        "Are you my brother Rex?......."

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