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dreed

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HFS+ Bit Rot
« on: June 14, 2014, 11:51:26 AM »

Worth a read for those that think hard drive archives are impervious to failure (as long as they keep spinning):
http://blog.barthe.ph/2014/06/10/hfs-plus-bit-rot/
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Chris Kern

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Re: HFS+ Bit Rot
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2014, 01:07:50 PM »

I've never understood why Apple ultimately decided not to implement ZFS after apparently making all the preparations to do so.  It's arguably the most robust filesystem currently in existence for single-drive implementations and, for most purposes, it makes hardware RAID controllers unnecessary in a multi-drive environment.
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Re: HFS+ Bit Rot
« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2014, 12:15:36 PM »

I've never understood why Apple ultimately decided not to implement ZFS after apparently making all the preparations to do so.  It's arguably the most robust filesystem currently in existence for single-drive implementations and, for most purposes, it makes hardware RAID controllers unnecessary in a multi-drive environment.

It looks like licensing might have been a problem, at least according to this article.

Some hints about ZFS on Macs
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