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I kill Harddrives

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by crazydeep74, 14 Mar 2007.

  1. crazydeep74

    crazydeep74 What's a Dremel?

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    Thats it, its fact, I am a true bonafide hard drive killer. Just had one go about two minutes ago, 1 last week, 1 a week before that and 8 last year. This is really getting on my nerves, considering I have lost SO much important data, even data on RAID 1 arrays, in which both hard disks randomly died.
     
  2. Mister_Tad

    Mister_Tad Will work for nuts Super Moderator

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    I'd have a good look both the operating temperatures and your power supply
     
  3. crazydeep74

    crazydeep74 What's a Dremel?

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    I doubt it has been the powersupply, because this happened across three different power supplies. I am sure one is because of bad voltage, logic board is crapped, data should be intact but I cannot afford an identical one. This recent one is most likely the cause of heat though.
     
  4. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    How do your PSU's hold up? If you have a really bad wall supply, you could be killing them off/making them deliver non-spec voltages/nasty ripple and noise.

    What kind of temps were you seeing? (Assuming you monitored them)
     
  5. Hazardous

    Hazardous What's a Dremel?

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    I admit it's strange that it's just HDD's which are being affected, but you might be experiencing power surges?

    Are the systems protected by a UPS, or at least a surge protector strip?
     
  6. Axel

    Axel What's a Dremel?

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    i thought about that too
     
  7. Fozzy

    Fozzy What's a Dremel?

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    Damn that's ridiculous. I hope you've been RMAing those suckers
     
  8. crazydeep74

    crazydeep74 What's a Dremel?

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    not one I could, One issue or another gets in the way. two hard disks had "scratches" none visible that I could see, a few I had no receipt for, or the receipt from the company I bought it from wasn't good enough. So I just give up on RMA and swallow the bullet.
     
  9. play_boy_2000

    play_boy_2000 It was funny when I was 12

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    Stick a fan on your drives, don't knock them around and there no reason why they shouldn't last a decade.
     
  10. Pookeyhead

    Pookeyhead It's big, and it's clever.

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    This has got to be a temperature problem. I can think of nothing else that would wipe out so many drives so quickly.
     
  11. Fod

    Fod what is the cheesecake?

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    a magnet :naughty:
     
  12. Pookeyhead

    Pookeyhead It's big, and it's clever.

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    Well.. yeah.. :hehe: Maybe his case has developed a magnetic charge? Is it pointing north every morning despite how it was left the night before? :hehe:
     
  13. section8

    section8 What's a Dremel?

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    hehe is it on wheels? seriously that could be your problem.... :D :hehe:
     
  14. chunga

    chunga What's a Dremel?

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    Why didn't you use backup software in order to protect the data?
     
  15. bennifer

    bennifer What's a Dremel?

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    chunga, think having raid arrays is normally a pretty good backup system to be honest.
     
  16. crazydeep74

    crazydeep74 What's a Dremel?

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    Why didn't you tell me?
     
  17. Bbq.of.DooM

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    The remains of my 11 disk FS, in a generic case. The mobo went south, taking 6 drives with it. the other 2 i put into a different server. These 3, they happen to be the most useless of them too. IBM Deathstar, Quantum Fireball, and an old 1gb hard drive running FreeBSD 6.1 (with a fully updated ports tree)
     
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  18. chunga

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    I can't agree with you because RAID doesn't provide with decent protection from viruses.
     
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  19. chunga

    chunga What's a Dremel?

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    To crazydeep74:
    Because you didn't ask. :naughty:
     

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