Poll: How many of you have had a hard drive die in the past two years?

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isaacmacdonald

Platinum Member
Jun 7, 2002
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1 wd, 1 maxtor that caught on fire, and I preempted (ie: rma'd) one other wd 80gb/5400 a couple months back (it got a little excessively noisy).
 

AznMaverick

Platinum Member
Apr 4, 2001
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yes, maxtor and i'm glad it did. (i got 10 more gigs because it died out Maxtor's service is the best). needless to say it didn't have any important data.
 

anno

Golden Member
May 1, 2003
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lost a 30gb seagate in the kids' computer a couple weeks ago.. 5 weeks before the (3year) warranty expired (whew)!
 

OverVolt

Lifer
Aug 31, 2002
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None! I'm so lucky!

That and failure rates on HD's are really low, i think it's the way ppl handle them, like stacking them n something falls on em.

Or a little bump here n there installing/shippings the drive OEM.
 

DanTMWTMP

Lifer
Oct 7, 2001
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remember that horrible hard drive from ibm?..that 30 gigger?...everyone that ever owned one had it rma'ed cuz it died?..ahahahaha.....
 

Red Squirrel

No Lifer
May 24, 2003
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Yeah I heard of the IBM issue, that's funny - but not for the people who lost one. :p

I had two drives die, but I don't really care.

- a 512MB quantum drive (me was dumb. Me tested it on 17V AC)
- a 10Gig fujitsu that most likely died of heat damage since I had it in a pentium server on top of another 10 gig drive. In fact, that whole server went caput about a month I had it. win2k on a Pentium with 32MB of ram was not a good idea to start off with. lol
 

Tom

Lifer
Oct 9, 1999
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Havent' ever had a hard drive die in 15 years. I turn off computers when I'm not using them, don't know if that's a factor. A don't leave my car running when I'm not using it either and I've never lost an engine. :D
 

Storm

Diamond Member
Nov 5, 1999
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None of the ones I own so far... *knocks on wood*

At my job in college, I've had one. Maxtor or WD I think 8 gig
 

GimpTG

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Jul 2, 2001
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I'm surprised that Maxtor isn't at the top everyone i know who had Maxtor had it crap out within 12 months.
 

Booster

Diamond Member
May 4, 2002
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I think I'd die sooner than the hard drive I got. I never had any HW or hard drive problems in general. The computer either gets too old or I just ge rid or it. The only thing I had broken was an old cheap video card due to my own fault.
 

Maleficus

Diamond Member
May 2, 2001
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YES IBM DEATHSTARS

im on my FIFTH drive.

i only bought 2 each have been RMA'd and then another one once more gg IBM
 

Booster

Diamond Member
May 4, 2002
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Originally posted by: Maleficus
YES IBM DEATHSTARS

im on my FIFTH drive.

i only bought 2 each have been RMA'd and then another one once more gg IBM

Maybe that's the drive I should have. Too bad IBM is no more. I'm getting bored here not ever having any HD failures!
 

Ime

Diamond Member
May 3, 2001
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No dead HD's yet... *knocks on wood*

I really need to set up a server with RAID and a backup scheme.
 

Bignate603

Lifer
Sep 5, 2000
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Originally posted by: Eli
I haven't...

I've been running this 45gb IBM 75GXP Deathstar for over 2 years now... I hope to God it doesen't die anytime within the next year, or whenever I can get a replacement...

*knock on wood*

I've got one too... It's been fine for me though.
 

rudeguy

Lifer
Dec 27, 2001
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the last hd I had die on me was one of the first IBM 7200's...didnt really die...just sounded like a helicopter taking off everytime I booted up...but that was well over 2 years ago IIRC
 

Czar

Lifer
Oct 9, 1999
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none which I have bought, one few months ago that my mom owns, 2gb
This week at work though, coworker brought in his brother in law's computer, 40gb ibm 60gxp dead there, also at work, 1gb segate disk died, computer had been running 24/7 for well over 4 years, replaced by an even older computer :p
 

Siddhartha

Lifer
Oct 17, 1999
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It was a twenty gig WD unit. My system started to frequently but randomly crash. I replaced the powersupply, RAM, motherboard, and CPU before I got around to suspecting the hd.
 

DanFungus

Diamond Member
Jul 27, 2001
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nope :D

Out of:
1 Fujitsu
6 Maxtors
1 Western Digital

none have died :D (have had the WD for 5 years now, Fujitsu for 5.5 years, Maxtors from 1 month to 3.5 years)
 

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