[mythtv-users] OT: Seagate to reduce warranties on consumer drives to 3 years from 2009

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Wed Dec 17 18:53:31 UTC 2008

On 12/17/2008 01:46 PM, Steven Adeff wrote:
> Hitachi
> does in fact make very very good drives, none of which have the
> problem that *one hardware revision* in the Deskstars had that gave
> them the Deathstar nickname. I owned some Deskstars back before the
> fiasco and they were some of the best drives I ever owned.

I have a Hitachi Deskstar that started clicking at least a month ago and 
has a bunch of SMART read errors (bad sectors, IIRC), but hasn't shown 
any signs of problems.  I will admit that I've already bought the 
replacement drive, but I haven't switched it out.  Part of the reason I 
haven't replaced it is because I'm really curious why it /sounds/ broken 
and hasn't failed catastrophically, but within a month before my 
noticing the Hitachi's clicking, I had 2 other HDD's (Seagate and WD, 
FWIW) that failed catastrophically with no warning (SMART or sound wise).


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