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

Steven Adeff adeffs.mythtv at gmail.com
Wed Dec 17 20:14:44 UTC 2008

On Wed, Dec 17, 2008 at 1:53 PM, Michael T. Dean
<mtdean at thirdcontact.com> wrote:
> 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).
> Mike

Last time something similar happened to me my power supply "died"
shortly afterwards.

side note to that: I ended up purchasing a slightly overpowered (I'm
an EE I live by the 20% DD rule, and now for computers as well), high
power quality PS and have noticed the system is also much more stable.
Especially for those with heavy/large HD usage I can't stress how much
this realization and my efforts since have affected the stability of
my systems.

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