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SubjectRe: fsync on large files
> I've also destroyed maxtors with synchronous syslog. I dont think any
> drive is up to the task of 50 writes/sec on the same spot on the disk 24/7
> for weeks on end.

According to the vendors own claims it is. From my own experience the
ibm drives seem to take it fine, and worse.

Find a drive maker who cross ships faulty drives and send them one every
two weeks until they fix it

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