[mythtv-users] OT: Predicted hard drive failure; replacement, consideration

Jay Foster jayf0ster at sbcglobal.net
Wed Apr 18 20:06:34 UTC 2012

On 4/18/2012 11:32 AM, Mark Boyum<circushair at boyum.us> wrote:
> So my wife txt'd me that our MythTV was displaying an error.
> Apparently one of my two recording drives is about to fail according
> to S.M.A.R.T.  (http://db.tt/HloTiIvB)
> Has anyone had any experience with this drive?  Using it mostly for
> Myth recordings and other media storage.
> http://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Barracuda-3-5-Inch-Internal-ST3000DM001/dp/B005T3GRLY/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1334772887&sr=1-1
> This is only my second drive failure since beginning with MythTV in
> 2007.  I'd like to take this "opportunity" to increase capacity again
> but would really like to keep the price as close to $150 as possible.
> I'm looking to order very quickly to get it installed this weekend
> (hopefully before complete failure).
> Sorry about the list noise and thanks for any pointers or advice.
> -Mark

I recently replaced my 2TB recording drive because it was showing signs 
of dieing via SMART.  Mine was a WD black drive (WD2001FASS) and was 
replaced for free under warranty.  This is the first drive I had go bad. 
  I have several other WD black drives that are still working great.


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