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Checking for TLER, ERC, etc. support on a drive

jgreco

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jgreco submitted a new resource:

Checking for TLER, ERC, etc. support on a drive - Information about transaction timeout timers

One of the problems with consumer-grade hard drives is that most of them will hang in the event that they run into an error, and will internally retry the operation, possibly for a minute or more. For a desktop PC, where redundancy does not exist, this is the correct course of action, because failure of a sector means loss of the data.

Enterprise class drives typically support the ability to limit the amount of time a drive wastes trying to recover data. Most of these drives are used in...

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jgreco

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From my 2015 article at


Grudging thanks to @Etorix for pointing it out. :tongue:
 

Davvo

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Any reccomendation about the timings? Or just leaving at 7,7 is good enough?
btw, in ST3000VN007 drives (Ironwolf 3TB) it's automatically enabled.
 
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