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

Brian Wood beww at beww.org
Fri May 8 00:20:48 UTC 2009

On Thursday 07 May 2009 18:13:06 Dale Pontius wrote:

> But listening to this, I'm starting to think that RAID-1 is a good idea.
>   Better yet, make sure that the 2 drives are not just different brands,
> but different heritage brands.  (Do any drive makers now simply re-badge
> drives from another brand?)  

Not the drives themselves perhaps, but I once took apart a Maxtor external 
drive case and found a Seagate drive inside it.

Of course they are the same company now.

I have often wondered why some of the external USB drives are as cheap as or 
cheaper then a bare drive. I figure it's because they can put whatever they 
sweep up off the floor into the case, when they sell a bare drive it pretty 
much has to be what they say it is (at least so I hope). Often you can't tell 
if the drive inside the case is PATA ot SATA, until you open it up.

beww at beww.org

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