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IBM hard disk failure?

Discussion in 'General' started by Dremel_Freak, 25 Aug 2001.

  1. Dremel_Freak

    Dremel_Freak New Member

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    One of my 15Gig IBM deskstar's has just failed and I've been hearing stories of even the new 60GXP's failing quite alot too - anyone know why? Is it due to the high FSB's that people are running these days or is IBM's drive reliability going downhill?

    Any thoughts?
     
  2. Bursar

    Bursar New Member

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    I would suspect (but I don't know for sure) that the drives reliability is the sam as the previous models.

    I think they have just become so popular now that when they fail you hear about it from lots of people.

    I'm sure Maxtor/Seagate etc drive fail on a regular basis, but they don't seem as popular so you don't hear about it as much.

    Just my tuppence worth :)
     
  3. Koolvin

    Koolvin The Modfather

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    I have had problems with these drives.... The problem is the connections on the PCB if you unplug/plug your HDD alot then it weakens these connections causing failure.

    Don't buy IBM if you are like me and like to swap hardware in your machine 3 times a day!
     
  4. RTT

    RTT #parp

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    one of my maxtors went tits up about a week ago :rolleyes:

    when i RMA it it'll be the 2nd hard drive i've had to RMA in a month :(
     
  5. herbs

    herbs Nobody but us chickens

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    Yep my one sort of died, due to the connection. If u moved the connector then it would work again it was a bastatd if it moved on its own when burning. So many wasted cds :(
    4-6 week wait for replacement :(
     

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