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Old 28th August 2004, 01:03 PM   #1
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Question Dead hard drive

Well, my 60G maxtor drive, without warning,
has dropped dead. It's a bit over three
years old and interestingly enough, its
warranty period has just expired. (Almost like
those replicants in Blade Runner. )

How long are modern drives expected to last anyway?

Dennis
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Old 28th August 2004, 01:25 PM   #2
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3 years ? thats allot

i had mine for 1.5 years

but my pc is almost always on
now i got WD and its working for a year allready
plus i got an ibm 20gb drive for 4 years and its still working !
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Old 28th August 2004, 08:03 PM   #3
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My computer on average was on maybe 15 hours a week.
Running win98 meant it had quite a few unintended shutdowns
in its days... It was one of the earlier 7200RPM drives
so I wonder if that caused it to wear out faster.

Meanwhile, my old 1.6G WD from 1996 is still running ok...

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