echo "- - -" > /sys/class/scsi_host/host0/scanAssuming of course that the drive is attached to host0, otherwise choose the host that is appropriate for your situation… After scanning you should be able to see the new drive by running: fdisk -l After which you can do your normal partitioning, formatting and mounting of the new drive.
Because Backblaze has a history of openness, many readers expected more details in my previous posts. They asked what drive models work best and which last the longest. Given our experience with over 25,000 drives, they asked which ones are good enough that we would buy them again. In this post, I’ll answer those questions.via Backblaze Blog » What Hard Drive Should I Buy?.
How long do disk drives last? The short answer is: we don’t know yet, but it’s longer than you might guess. Why does a company that keeps more than 25,000 disk drives spinning all the time not know how long they last? Backblaze has been providing reliable and unlimited online backup for over five years. For the past four years, we’ve had enough drives to provide good statistics, but 74% 78% of the drives we buy are living longer than four years. So while 26% 22% of drives fail in their first four years, and we have detailed information about the failure rates of drives in their first four years, we don’t yet know what will happen beyond that. So how long do drives last? Keep reading.via Backblaze Blog » How long do disk drives last?.