duplicate a Linux system disk
Tracy R Reed
treed at ultraviolet.org
Wed Aug 1 21:49:42 PDT 2007
Neil Schneider wrote:
> Well that may be what the specs say, but real life experience says
> different. In my experience, transfering IDE drives using dd on the
> same controller will take overnight to complete, and there may be
> multiple errors. Comparable transfers using scsi will take hours.
> Drive size and speed all enter into the equation.
Note that with SATA each disk has its own dedicated controller.
> Speed continues to improve but the drive sizes increase at the same
> time. I can't prove what I wrote, I can only report my experience.
Drive size is increasing far faster than speed. That's a problem. Not
only is that a problem but an even bigger problem is that reliability is
not really increasing at all. This article:
says that in 2009 it may be impossible to recover a 12T RAID array due
to the unrecoverable read error rate of a drive.
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