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Old 10-12-2012, 01:15 PM   #3
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Default Re: The hard drive failure thread

Yea 1 or 2 year warranty on hard drives is bull, avoid at all costs, it just shows you the manufacturer knows they will not last!

Samsung Spinpoint
HD103UJ
2008.02
POH 12616 (525 Days)
Start / Stop Count 2071
Retired with Bad sectors. (Over 30MB)
Firmware was upgraded from 1AA01109 to 1AA01117 long before issues started, to fix a hang issue.

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Western Digital
WD15EARS
02-OCT-2010
POH Unknown (Probably low)
Failed with clicking sound (Readarm can't find start track I guess)
This one was installed in a WD external drive thingy made entirely of plastic, drive was very warm in this stupid box!
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