IBM GXP Drive Spec - Take II
Given the response to the recent posting about IBM's scary 333 power-on hour specification on its GXP series drives, it seems worth noting that in response to such a show of concern about the reliability of these drives, IBM has put out a release indicating that it is going to remove that item on its spec sheet. The linked article refers to the 120 GXP in particular, where the 333 hour spec is most apparent, but this spec can be found buried deeper in other GXP drives' datasheets--it would seem that the spec will disappear from all GXP drives. IBM points out that they honor their stated 3-year warranty on drives that have been used 24/7. Seems positive news.