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Old 09-30-2002, 03:01 PM
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Jeanie I think you'll find that SOMEONE has had a problem with virtually every hard drive manufacturer out there. I’ve had Fujitsu drives in my last two computers with absolutely no problems.

Most new drives I’ve seen have a 3-year warranty. That should be long enough to root out any problems.
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Old 09-30-2002, 09:58 PM
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Just something to look for. If you're thinking about a Maxtor drive, at least some of them (maybe all) will soon be (or already are) coming with a one year warranty. So if you're considering one, now's the time to check them out before they change the warranty period, which I *think* will be coming very soon. Mine came with a three year warranty.

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Old 09-30-2002, 11:55 PM
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Well, I bought two new drives today. I figure I can return one if I decide I don't need it after thinking it through better. I also decided I'm not going to attempt a new install until AFTER I get back from vacation. I'll make sure everything is backed up (still have a few files that need to be backed up, but the "important stuff" is on CD - which I've checked and double checked!)

Greg - when you say an "extra drive" - do you mean one that's not actually hooked up, or are you referring to having one backup disk for your main disk (my planned configuration)? And I think you're right about the corrupt file - like one of the really important system files (since my data files seem to be fine)!

Chris, I haven't opened the box yet, but if I remember correctly from my last HD (not that long ago), there was a cable, jumper info and a floppy disk with some disk diagnostics. However, the disk was corrupt, so I had to download the diagnostic software from the web to another floppy.

Gary, you're right that someone has had a problem with every HD manufacturer. It's really easy to find people who "stay away" from IBM and WD though - you don't hear that as much about the other manufacturers.

Ed, I read about Maxtor reducing their warranty to one year last night as I was researching new drives. However, the disks that I bought today say "3 year warranty" on the box. I assume if the box "advertises" it, they have to honor it. But, I'm not sure.

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Old 10-01-2002, 12:41 AM
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Jeanie - By "extra" I meant a second "slave" drive to use for backup and scratch disk purposes. Trust me, you will breath much easier with a second HD!
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Old 10-01-2002, 12:54 AM
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Simple Solution

There's a quick and easy solution to those hard drive problems you guys are having.

1. Unplug your PC.
2. Toss it in the trash.
3. Buy a Mac and install OSX.
4. Relax and enjoy!

Phyllis
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Old 10-01-2002, 02:01 AM
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ummm....the G4 at the last place I worked at had it's HD die 3 times in 6 months! Mac hardware (HD, video cards, etc...) is generally the same stuff you get in any decent PC....only they slap a much higher price tag on it!

(Greg ducks in anticipation of a "Mac attack")

Jeanie - Did your avatar just become animated or have I just been blind all this time?
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Old 10-01-2002, 04:00 AM
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I went off WD after their Caviar range. Had about 10 of them die just after their warranty expired. I stick with Seagate.
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(Greg ducks in anticipation of a "Mac attack")


Greg, Jeanie's had that avatar since Rondon's famous thread.
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Old 10-01-2002, 04:05 AM
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Al - I must be blind!

You have all made me paranoid...I think I may need to sacrifice something to keep my Western Digital happy!
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Old 10-01-2002, 04:10 AM
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I think I may need to sacrifice something to keep my Western Digital happy!
A Seagate or a Maxtor maybe?
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Old 10-01-2002, 04:28 AM
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I was thinking more along the lines of the giant moth that flew into the house a while ago...must like the HD light!
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