Hard Drive Failure


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dennis.graham

Can anyone tell me if going through 5 hard drives in 7 yeas, same box,
is abnormal? I have lost an IBM, a Hitachi, and three Seagates. A
friend says there must be something else wrong, and that to loose so
many drives is abnormal.
 
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Impmon

Can anyone tell me if going through 5 hard drives in 7 yeas, same box,
is abnormal? I have lost an IBM, a Hitachi, and three Seagates. A
friend says there must be something else wrong, and that to loose so
many drives is abnormal.
Power supply? Some cheap power supply may be harmful and could be the
one killing your hard drives.

Another factor: any decent cooling around the hard drive? If your
PC's air tight around the hard drive and no air circulate around it at
all, you may be frying them.

Not counting the Maxtor fiasco, I've had a life time total of 3 failed
hard drives, out of around 40 or 50 I've owned.
 
R

Rod Speed

Can anyone tell me if going through 5 hard drives in 7 yeas, same box, is abnormal?
Yes, that is an abnormal failure rate.
I have lost an IBM, a Hitachi, and three Seagates.
A friend says there must be something else wrong,
He's right.
and that to loose so many drives is abnormal.
To lose is, anyway.

Can be a bad power supply, or just poor cooling. You can check the drive temps using Everest.
http://www.majorgeeks.com/download.php?det=4181
 
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isaac4all

Hi
i have also expresened it i lost 4 Cd rom and a hard disk all seagate.
this ia what happened. i was browsing then a virus attacked my
pc( Desktop ) Then i bought a windows cd to install windows unlimited.
has i disconetted the drive and rom. Then i conneted everything back
to beging setup after i have scanned the hardisk on another computer.
i turned on my pc it was somking i qickly unplug the power cable. then
i checked out what was roung i found out the cd rom thas been damaged.
Then i touch a Cd writer to install from the pc i used to scan my hard
drive. to install windows the system booted to the steg of setup, then
it started smoking again. i qickly remove the power cable and i found
out the cd rom has been damaged. In the process and also he hard disk.
so i changed my motherbord. i will advice you to purchase a new pc or
change your mother board. you can puchase a pc or mother board at
1. amazon
http://www.amazon.com/?_encoding=UTF8&tag=finditall10fr-20&linkCode=sb1&camp=212353&creative=380557

2. Tigerdirect
http://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/click?id=x1ijFJ9Dvfc&offerid=102327.10000056&type=4&subid=0

i hope you do so to avoid lossing your drives and hard disk. That was
a terrible exprence. i stil rember it til to day. the incedent
happened on june 5. prevention is better thain cure. i want you to
rember that always


isaac okoye
information rules the world
www.finditall100free.ds4a.com
 
H

Hong Chin Siong

This is quite abnormal. I have systems running hard disks for more than 7
years, hard disk is Quantum brand.

I protected these systems and hard disks by buying a good quality surge
suppressor and make sure the hard disks are cool by installing additional
fans in the box.
 
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Arno Wagner

Previously said:
Can anyone tell me if going through 5 hard drives in 7 yeas, same box,
is abnormal? I have lost an IBM, a Hitachi, and three Seagates. A
friend says there must be something else wrong, and that to loose so
many drives is abnormal.
Indeed. Personally I have lost one or so in a comparaple space of time,
while I have 6-8 active ones (in several computers).

So:

- How did they die? What error profiles?
- Heat?
- Vibration?
- Bad PSU voltages?
-...

Arno
 
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