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 PostPost subject: Don't shout at your disk drives, warns Sun engineer        Posted: Mon Jan 05, 2009 1:50 pm 
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Don't shout at your disk drives, warns Sun engineer

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Those among you who are prone to vocal outbursts of rage at cantankerous kit should be aware that hardware has feelings too, and directing your ire at disk drives can provoke "unusually high disk I/O latency".

That's according to Sun's Fishworks engineer Brendan Gregg, who explains just how to upset your drive on his blog and with the obligatory YouTube vid:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tDacjrSCeq4

So there you have it - be nice to your drives and restrict verbal assaults to monitors which, as we all know, are specifically designed to shrug off abuse. ®



Source: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/01/05 ... _engineer/



So, getting in a bad mood with your PC will make it run slower!

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 PostPost subject: Re: Don't shout at your disk drives, warns Sun engineer        Posted: Mon Jan 05, 2009 9:25 pm 
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how is that possible.... Maybe thats why my son's computer is so slow :P
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OMG! So annoying! *kick*

CRAP! You stupid computer!

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 PostPost subject: Re: Don't shout at your disk drives, warns Sun engineer        Posted: Mon Jan 05, 2009 9:47 pm 
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I guess it makes sense that as disk capacity increases, they become more sensitive to vibration...

But screaming at them throwing them off?

That's scary...

And to think I used to take 5 1/4" FH disks and have 'races' with them... Now you yell at them, and it'll screw them up.

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 PostPost subject: Re: Don't shout at your disk drives, warns Sun engineer        Posted: Wed Jan 07, 2009 8:28 pm 
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