OT Both my HDD's going bad at same time.
stevenvollom at sbcglobal.net
Sat Feb 21 03:05:01 GMT 2009
> Can you open the box and install another drive with any confidence? I have
> 2 or 3 drives that are long in the tooth, in the 160 to 200GB size range.
> They still worked when I pulled them for bigger drives. Contact me off
If by that you mean do I have the ability to install a hard drive, Yes. But I
purchased a Maxtor OneTouch III 1TB exterior drive. It did not work out of
the box and Maxtor would not help, because I did not have their approved
systems, XP, Vista, or Mac. The drive had the 800, 400, USB2 connectors. It
just would not work. After about 6 months of trying to get help, I just got
rid of it. It was pretty but useless and they would not help me because I use
Linux Kubuntu, I think Feisty at the time.
I really believe I am excellent at installation, because I follow instructions
and am meticulously careful when I work. I have installed many cards and
drives and CD and DVDroms and rw's. I have changed memory, replaced a
motherboard, installed power supplies. I am not a technician, but only the
installation of the Maxtor OneTouch and my current problem with an ASUS
motherboard have I ever had a problem. I have fixed and installed many such
items for people in the church too. I have never had a problem where I felt I
had any responsibility. I believe both items that were a problem had defects.
I just can't afford to make any more mistakes. If my HDD's are both going bad,
I will have to spend much needed money, because my computer is a high priority
in my life. Without it I would go nuts. I know I am a big burden to you
guys, but I just can't help it. I would give anything to be less of a
I can not afford another Maxtor mistake. What I purchase has to work. Writing
off that big a loss at this time is unthinkable, nonetheless, I still need to
replace what I have. My larger drive had a long list of Old age and early
failure warnings, but also tested as PASSED for now. The smaller drive had
many more old age and early failure warnings, about 3 pages. There is a hum
that could be a fan motor going bad, but I think it is a hard drive, about to
die. It seems to speed up and slow down rather than maintain a consistent hum
sound. I don't have space for backup, so if I lose a drive, I lose the data.
I can live with that, but would prefer not to.
Where are you? I am in Dayton, Ohio. I will pay you what you think they are
worth and also shipping. I only need to survive a little longer until my new
computer is working. I don't understand ASUS. They have made probably 20 or
30 time and service promises over the past 3 months and have never kept even
one. When I RMA'd the motherboard, they said it would be returned in 9 or
less days. I confirmed their receipt of the board and have been waiting 11
days if you count from when they received it and 15 days from the day I
shipped it. I am about to believe this is another Maxtor situation, and am
looking for another board that will suite my needs. I don't seem to be very
lucky lately, other than the List. It is the best thing that has happened to
me in years. Whatever you suggest I will do; I trust you implicitly.
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