[mythtv-users] Hard Drives that Actually Work?

Barbot, Chris - CTR chris.barbot at dau.mil
Tue Dec 14 15:44:21 UTC 2004

I too have had at least 3 WD IDE drives fail on me.  They all started
with a ca-chunking type noise.  I can't wait to have all my working ones
replaced with something else ... only then will I breathe a little
Good luck!


-----Original Message-----
From: cythraul [mailto:cythrault at gmail.com] 
Sent: Tuesday, December 14, 2004 10:17 AM
To: Discussion about mythtv
Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] Hard Drives that Actually Work?

Hi Paul,

My Seagate Barracuda 7200.7 (120 GB) has been running efficiently for
more then a year now. Tho, it's now as quiet as my two 40 GB Seagate
Barracuda IV that used to be in my backend -- now being used almost as
badly on my desktop.

My last experience with WD is with a 3 GB model that WD replaced 3
times during the warranty period. (the retailer bankrupted -- too much
WD returns? :) It cost me a bundle of shipping and customs.. The last
time it died (not long after the warranty expired,) I swore never to
buy from them again and encourage people to do the same.

Obviously they are still having problems but are still in business.
Mind boggling.

Good day,

On Tue, 14 Dec 2004 07:53:36 -0600, Paul.Buchanan at thomson.com
<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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