[mythtv-users] Going to add HD-- anyone with the WD "green" sata drive?

John Drescher drescherjm at gmail.com
Mon Mar 16 19:55:09 UTC 2009

> 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).

We have a few 8+ year old ide drives here at work still spinning 24/7.
The biggest reason for hard drives to hit the end of their life is
that we replaced the machine. I have at least 30 of these drives in my
desk that were running when we pulled them.


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