[xubuntu-users] partition intermittently mounts: dying hard drive or bug?

JMZ florentior at gmail.com
Wed Jan 11 16:45:11 UTC 2017

Thanks for your help, fred.  Everything seems "clean" now, but I should 
perform these checks regularly now that some inconsistencies have appeared.


On 01/11/2017 10:03 AM, fred roller wrote:


    Though maybe the current drive can be salvaged (it's only four years
    old -- do drives die that fast now?).

Three years is the average life expectancy but the actual life span is 
measured in running hours which your disk brand's total life can be 
looked up on the net.

Ugh, I thought that was the case.  Magnetic storage is inexpensive these 
days.  It'd be unprofitable for a manufacturer to develop a five-year or 
seven-year hard drive. :-(

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