The reason I ask is because I know, for example, FreeBSD doesn't support NCQ and perhaps that (or some other ATA command that one or the other OS doesn't support or has a buggy driver) is contributing to the wedging of the drive?
Yes, unfortunately the OS is missing from the list. We have some reports from mac users, but none from Linux or FreeBSD, so it would make a nice addition to the dataset. Thanks for the tip!
BTW You may have noticed that we have very few failure entries of the "5QJ0****" serial number. The same can be said for drives manufactured in China. So perhaps yours have a higher chance of survival. But then again our dataset only covers a small amount of the thousands of failed drives reported worldwide, so I wouldn't count on it. Especially when they have the infamous SD15 firmware.
This post has been edited by DerSnoezie: 14 January 2009 - 06:45 PM