[mythtv-users] Going to add HD-- anyone with the WD "green" sata drive?
kungfujesus06 at gmail.com
Mon Mar 16 19:50:22 UTC 2009
On Mon, Mar 16, 2009 at 09:09:02AM -0400, Dan Wilga wrote:
> One thing to note: the "green" drive only has a 3-year warranty, as opposed
> to 5 for the "black" drive:
> I've done 3 or 4 RMA's on drives over the years, and they've always been
> around the 2- to 3-year mark. Having the extra two years can really help,
> IMHO. By five years the drive is pretty much guaranteed to have become
> obsolete anyway.
> Dan Wilga "Ook."
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Am I just really really lucky? I mean I have drives that are 6 years old or older that work just great. I have barracuda SCSIs from DEC machines that still seem to run OK. I have a 40 GB drive that spun 24 hours a day for 5 years and still continues to work. The only drives that have died on me had severe flaws to begin with (i.e. the IBM "Deathstar", the Quantum "Bigfoot", and a drive with a broken molex connector whose electronics eventually fried).
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