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    Default Re: Help Needed: Hard drive Problem!

    think more or less kua heng suay one ...

    but after most of my friend's maxtor drives fail... .. but the thing about maxtor's manufacturing process is true and leaves something to be desired.

    IBM ones are so far no problems for me. Even the classic - 75GXP ... is still purring along fine for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dEthANGeL
    Don't want this to be a flame thread.

    Anyway, if you've got friends working in this industry .. maybe you should find out more ... ...which is one of the main reasons now i shun maxtor.

    What Wai says is true, PSU also plays a very important role in supplying clean-spike-free power ...
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    Default Re: Help Needed: Hard drive Problem!

    I was told that HITACHI Travelstar 2.5" drives are not that good after the one in my notebook crashed. Seems that TOSHIBA ones are better.

    Comments, anyone?

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    i now buy samsung drives, be it for 2.5" or 3.5" ... they are made in korea, unlike the other brands which makes their drives in malaysia, thailand etc.

    high capacity 3.5" samsung drives may be less common to find at sim lim sq but i think i got mine from either bliss or fonny (cant remember which).

    i own:
    1) 250GB samsung 3.5" 7200rpm / 8MB cache
    2) 60GB samsung 2.5" 5400rpm / 8MB cache
    3) 60GB hitachi 2.5" 5400rpm / 8MB cache
    4) 80GB hitachi 3.5" 7200rpm / 8MB cache
    5) 160GB maxtor 3.5" 7200rpm / 8MB cache

    although i've been told that western d is good, i stay clear of WD cos i've had 2 incidents where my WD drives failed within 2 months and 2 weeks respectively.

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    The only thing that is guaranteed is that your HDD will eventually crash. Data lost is one of three things that you can never excape, the other 2 are taxes and death.

    What brand drive you use doesn't matter. The only thing you can do is backup all the time.
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    I don't think hard disk crash is brand dependant. I have 1 Maxtor disk that is running for 5 years and still going strong. However in my office the IBM HD seems to crash just after a year of usage. This is true for 10 of the disk. I've used Seagate, WD, Samsung, Hitachi and they all have their fair share of crashes. I tend to agree with jac on the Samsung drives. They do last longer and their CD-ROM drives are one of my favourite.

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    I suppose there are 2 reasons to this:

    1 The capacity of the HDD are getting higher and higher, so the data density so high.

    2 We all dump in so much data like 1 GB or more of data each time after a shoot, erasing and so forth. In other words, it is a matter of wear and tear. So, the HDD tends to wear out faster.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dominator
    hmm, your case as in the harddisk spins and dies off? No more warranty?
    to what I know when the centre motor inside die off, people will thought the harddisk crash already...actually the data all inside will still be there except the motor cannot spin..

    can be repair.
    Yes. At least that's what I'd heard.

    The platter can't spin and somehow the platters get stuck. The freeze method contracts the central spindle motor (only applicable to fluid bearing motors) and it leaves enuff space to free the platters to let it move until the rotation heat expands and it gets stuck again.
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    dun scare me leh ,,,,, I got 4 x Maxtor 200GB HDD .....
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    Default Re: Help Needed: Hard drive Problem!

    Actually the hard drive technology has developed a lot better nowadays already, u guys wouldnt want to know what happened 20 years ago, when 10MB hard drive was considered exotic and pricy, and the defective/failure rate at those times.

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