[SATLUG] Average lifespan of an Adaptec SCSI card?

Jeremy Mann jeremymann at gmail.com
Wed Jul 22 10:58:33 CDT 2009

On Wed, Jul 22, 2009 at 10:28 AM, FIRESTORM_v1<firestorm.v1 at gmail.com> wrote:
> That's a good question Jeremy:
> I still have a couple of AHA1542B/CF cards (the old 16bit ISA ones
> with the eleventy bazillion jumpers which are still alive and have yet
> to fail.  They have outlasted several motherboards and procs and
> refuse to die.
> On the other hand, I've also had new hardware suddenly and without
> reasonable cause for explanation just die, some of which has been in
> hardware I've had for ages.
> I guess it's luck of the draw sometimes, a flawed design that doesn't
> come into play for months/years or a once in a lifetime defect that
> wasn't an issue on first installation that suddenly without warning
> causes something to give up the ghost.

The card itself has worked perfectly for going on 6 years. I can only
assume its because of the heat cycles our server room goes through.

Jeremy Mann
jeremy at biochem.uthscsa.edu

University of Texas Health Science Center
Bioinformatics Core Facility
Phone: (210) 567-2672

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