[mythtv-users] Hard Drives that Actually Work?

Mark J. Small msmall at eastlink.ca
Tue Dec 14 14:09:34 UTC 2004

On December 14, 2004 09:53 am, Paul.Buchanan at thomson.com wrote:
> I just had my second Western Digital Special Edition 200 GB drive die on
> me.  Since I'm using an ASUS Pundit, I figured heat was the culprit, so the
> second drive had a dual-fan cooler on it.  No such luck.  After about three
> months of use, performance suddenly degrades, and the journals begin to
> corrupt.  A few days later, I/O errors crop up, and the drive is pretty
> much useless.
> Are these drives just not up to the stress of a PVR?  I'm interested in
> hearing what kind of drives people have had good luck with, as I've about
> had it with these.  I'll get my third on warranty, but It won't be going
> back into a myth box.
> Thanks,
> Paul
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As a VERY small dealer, I haven't been very happy with the quality of WD 
drives in the last few years.  I've seen too many come back dead, and many 
more come back very noisy.  These are mostly 20 and 40 GB BB or EB drives.  
I've switched to using Samsung as much as possible.  I haven't hit a bad one 
yet.  Of course, its only been a year since I started using them, and the 
next two years may teach me otherwise.


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