derek at pointerstop.ca
Tue May 12 17:51:27 BST 2009
Nils Kassube wrote:
> You never know before if it will fail. Some disks show errors before
> failure but it isn't necessarily so. Therefore it is always good to have
>> How much of a concern should that be? In 20+ years, I have
>> never had one break. I have always just replaced them with bigger
> Same here, more or less. In ~20 years I had just one disk with problems.
> It was from a known to be bad series of Fujitsu disks.
I'd guess you either keep machines for a shorter time than I do, or neither
of you use laptops (or at least don't travel with them daily, often on a
motorcycle). I also have only had one failure I can remember in a desktop
machine (that was my very first XT, and it was probably more than 6 years
old at the time), but I don't get three years out of a laptop drive. My
last 2.5" HP/SeaGate managed about 14 months before dieing completely -
can't even spin it up any more.
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