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[ale] QuantumFireball disk woes

I tend to shy away from Quantum.  They were pretty good in the 40MB days,
but I haven't heard anything good about them since the 1GB days or so....

On Mon, 7 May 2001, Pete Hardie wrote:

> Hello all,
> I decided to make the jump to RH 7.1 about 3 weeks ago, so I orderd from
> CheapBytes
> and also decided to get a bigger disk.  I settled on a low-end Quantum Fireball
> 20G
> disk.  When I try to run anything formatting-ish on it, it seems to get stuck
> somewhere
> about 10G in.  Running badblocks will truck along just fine until then, and
> suddenly
> slows down to a crawl (1 block processed every 60-90 seconds).  I'm thinking
> about returning the disk, but wanted to check with the community to see if there
> is
> something I'm missing that might be a quick fix.  Any suggestions?
> Thanks,

glasher at nycap.rr.com
After 163 days, Verizon still couln't deliver Telocity DSL.

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