[mythtv-users] OT: 3 week old HDD "Clicking" ??

John Drescher drescherjm at gmail.com
Tue May 5 03:19:58 UTC 2009

On Mon, May 4, 2009 at 11:08 PM, Brian Wood <beww at beww.org> wrote:
> On Monday 04 May 2009 20:50:03 John Drescher wrote:
>> On Mon, May 4, 2009 at 10:47 PM, John Drescher <drescherjm at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > On Mon, May 4, 2009 at 10:41 PM, David Brodbeck <gull at gull.us> wrote:
>> >> I wonder if maybe we're barking up the wrong tree by trying to avoid
>> >> specific manufacturers.  It seems to me that the problem is more that
>> >> every manufacturer cranks out batches of good drives and batches of
>> >> duds.  Seagate is the most recent one to have a batch of duds, so
>> >> they're the one everyone's avoiding right now; but at one point it was
>> >> IBM, before that it was Maxtor, and before *that* it was Quantum.
>> >
>> > I have had bad batches from WD twice. IBM once, Seagate twice. Maxtor
>> > twice. Also Connor, fujitsu.
>> I forgot Qunatum. Those 8.4GB bigfoots were absolute crap.
> And of course - Who could forget Micropolis?

My fuzzy memory says those were mostly full height 5.25 drives. And
for those that do not know those took up 2 current 5.25 drive bays..


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