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How reliable are current 2 TByte consumer grade disk drives?

Most cheap SATA disk drives are rated with "1 non-recoverable read error per 10^14 bits read". What does this mean? 10^14 bits is just 12.5 TByte. If I have a full 2 TByte disk and I copy it to a ...
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Battery Backed Write Cache

I recently got some U server price quotes and some of them include BBWC: What exactly does it do? Is it just for RAID configurations? If there is a power malfunction, isn't the data loss ...
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Experiencing corruption! What's a good reliability test for a Windows file system, RAID or otherwise?

I have a Windows Server 2003 box on my small network. In it is a Promise Fasttrak RAID controller and two parallel ATA Western Digital drives in a RAID-1 (mirror) configuration. When I set this up I ...