Crystal HDD info on 5 years continuous runtime


F

Flasherly

Seagate 200G 3200822AS - very popular drives once in both a P/S-ATA
interface. I've got three of them, 2 are great, but this one ...dunno

powered up 4.3K times, and over 5 years powered-on & running hours.

amazing

got a little 6" fan blowing directly on it, 6" away, and the hdd is
regardless a scorcher -- 113F. A fan like that on any other drive
takes it right down -- something is causing it to heat up

moved the fan closer, right on it - it's now 107F after 2minutes. 115v
fan. no way it'll take to a normal pc case 12v fan without melting
down

reallocated/current pending/uncorrectable under sector counts are all
tagged for a yellow/caution

just formatted it for a logical with Easeus at fat32 16K sectors

appears working so far w/ CrystalDiskMark3_0_2f -- 5 files at 1000MB,
looks like the test scheme - SEQ Results for reads at 34MB/s and
holding up for 26MB/s writes

bought a bunch of nice soft plastic boxes to store HDDs from asia.
guess the drive could be used for a secondary redundant sort of data
storage

hard to say when drives turn -iffy and have faulted before, which this
one has. I've seen it lock up and cause the system to do one hard
microscend boot right down to a locked bios (had to turn off the PS
unit to cycle it back up). heat, again, I think in that case.

sucks like a dying pet when a hdd still works but you know better than
to pawn it off on your worst enemy for $5
 
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C

Charlie Hoffpauir

sucks like a dying pet when a hdd still works but you know better than
to pawn it off on your worst enemy for $5

When a drive reaches that condition the best thing to do is to tear it
down and salvage the magnet.
 
F

Flasherly

When a drive reaches that condition the best thing to do is to tear it
down and salvage the magnet.

Gee, I was sorta wondering how many years past, it's operated,
withstanding Crystal Disk's yellow icon reports, before Crystal Disk
was even a program. Might throw something extra, a 3rd backup copy of
something on for grins -- HDDs, a stack of them aren't so bad
considering I used to backup on DVDs (shoeboxes full of DVDs that were
stacking up into a nightmare).

But, yeah, I like magnets too. I buy rare earth magnets from Hong
Kong (expensive for any sizeable measurement) and find neat things to
do with them. (Going to drill mounting holes for small circular RE
magnets, in my kitchen cabinets, to replace worn hardware from The
Jetson, "George and Wilma's" Age, when the house was built).
 
J

Jax

Seagate 200G 3200822AS - very popular drives once in both a
P/S-ATA interface. I've got three of them, 2 are great, but this
one ...dunno

powered up 4.3K times, and over 5 years powered-on & running
hours.

amazing

got a little 6" fan blowing directly on it, 6" away, and the hdd
is regardless a scorcher -- 113F. A fan like that on any other
drive takes it right down -- something is causing it to heat up

moved the fan closer, right on it - it's now 107F after 2minutes.
115v fan. no way it'll take to a normal pc case 12v fan without
melting down

reallocated/current pending/uncorrectable under sector counts are
all tagged for a yellow/caution

just formatted it for a logical with Easeus at fat32 16K sectors

appears working so far w/ CrystalDiskMark3_0_2f -- 5 files at
1000MB, looks like the test scheme - SEQ Results for reads at
34MB/s and holding up for 26MB/s writes

bought a bunch of nice soft plastic boxes to store HDDs from asia.
guess the drive could be used for a secondary redundant sort of
data storage

hard to say when drives turn -iffy and have faulted before, which
this one has. I've seen it lock up and cause the system to do one
hard microscend boot right down to a locked bios (had to turn off
the PS unit to cycle it back up). heat, again, I think in that
case.

sucks like a dying pet when a hdd still works but you know better
than to pawn it off on your worst enemy for $5

Flasherly.... 200 GB is small and so seems like an old drive. My
advice is to get rid of it and get something modern. That way you
have less risk of failure and data loss.
 
F

Flasherly

Flasherly.... 200 GB is small and so seems like an old drive. My
advice is to get rid of it and get something modern. That way you
have less risk of failure and data loss.

It's so small, adorable and cute, and I think bought four of them with
three still working (including the lame one -- the other two are
flawless).

Yea, but I know. I've seen on sale beautiful 2.5" 500G platters for
$19US. Now, that's cute(r).

Failure, yes. Data loss, no. Also have a stack of Terabyte-class
drivesl.

Modern, well...last week did indulge and populate one PCI slot...

* PCI Specification Revision 2.2 compliant
* Silicon Image SIL 3512 host controller chip
* Support 66 Mhz PCI with 32-bit data
* Compliant with programming interface for Bus Master IDE
Controller, Rev1.0
* Support programmable and EEPROM, FLASH & EPROM loadable PCI
class mode
* Integrated SATA Transport, Link Logic & PHY layer
* 48-bit sector addressing
* Virtual DMA
* Serial ATA Specification Revision 1.0 compliant
* Dual independent DMA channels with 256KB FIFO per Serial-ATA
channel, transfer rate up to 1.5Gb/s
* Internal Serial-ATA port x 2
* Supports 3TB HDDs
* Supports SSD.
* Support Boot to CD/DVD

But, think about how modern sucks in this way. . .that card cost me
about $19. Now, I ask, how much more (not really much) is a brand new
MSI MB built to their "military specs" . . . (probably 4 HDD headers
and a MB BIOS that probably blows the SIL clean out of the water).

And, this is the absolutely worst...how much longer is my X2 4200 AMD/
Gigabyte MB (with its 2 HDD ports) going to last.

<Sigh>....the sound of the tiniest violin, in the world, I can play
play between my thumb and forefinger. Any requests?
 
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J

Jax

It's so small, adorable and cute, and I think bought four of them
with three still working (including the lame one -- the other two
are flawless).

Yea, but I know. I've seen on sale beautiful 2.5" 500G platters
for $19US. Now, that's cute(r).

Failure, yes. Data loss, no. Also have a stack of Terabyte-class
drivesl.

Modern, well...last week did indulge and populate one PCI slot...

* PCI Specification Revision 2.2 compliant
* Silicon Image SIL 3512 host controller chip
* Support 66 Mhz PCI with 32-bit data
* Compliant with programming interface for Bus Master IDE
Controller, Rev1.0
* Support programmable and EEPROM, FLASH & EPROM loadable PCI
class mode
* Integrated SATA Transport, Link Logic & PHY layer
* 48-bit sector addressing
* Virtual DMA
* Serial ATA Specification Revision 1.0 compliant
* Dual independent DMA channels with 256KB FIFO per Serial-ATA
channel, transfer rate up to 1.5Gb/s
* Internal Serial-ATA port x 2
* Supports 3TB HDDs
* Supports SSD.
* Support Boot to CD/DVD

But, think about how modern sucks in this way. . .that card cost
me about $19. Now, I ask, how much more (not really much) is a
brand new MSI MB built to their "military specs" . . . (probably 4
HDD headers and a MB BIOS that probably blows the SIL clean out of
the water).

And, this is the absolutely worst...how much longer is my X2 4200
AMD/ Gigabyte MB (with its 2 HDD ports) going to last.

<Sigh>....the sound of the tiniest violin, in the world, I can
play play between my thumb and forefinger. Any requests?

Flasherly.... anything gloomy by Shostakovich will do. :)
 
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