[j-nsp] High failure rates for M7i/M10i hard disks?

sthaug at nethelp.no sthaug at nethelp.no
Sat Aug 20 14:53:56 EDT 2005

> Interesting stuff. I am happy to say though, on a different note,
> we have only two M40s that were probably one of the original first
> 1000 built running strong to this day. Same flash, I replaced the
> hard drives before they ever got to the point of being "bad".
> Would you still recommend anyone buying the m7i model at this point?

I believe we would still recommend the M7i - it's a wonderful little
router. But you absolutely want to buy it with CF (the RE-400 doesn't
come with CF as standard, the new RE-850 does).

On the other hand, Juniper seriously needs to do something about the
hard disk reliability for the M7i/M10i.

And then there is of course the bigger picture - the rather gaping hole
between M10i and M320 (deliberately excluding M40e and M20 since they're
both getting rather long in the tooth). Juniper, are you listening? We
would *like* to continue purchasing Juniper routers, but we may be
forced look elsewhere. 10Gig in a smaller form factor than M320, and at
a more sensible price, is desperately needed.

(Oh, and don't tell us to talk to our account team. We've tried. No
information about new products is forthcoming.)

Steinar Haug, Nethelp consulting, sthaug at nethelp.no

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