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Posted 28 April 2009 - 09:04 AM
Posted 28 April 2009 - 11:02 AM
Posted 29 April 2009 - 11:32 AM
Sounds like a heat issue.
Determine the manufacture of the HDD and run the Manufactures Diagnostic test. You can find the programs on the Manufactures web site. There is a list of the websites found here
Posted 29 April 2009 - 11:50 AM
Edited by fairjoeblue, 29 April 2009 - 11:52 AM.
Posted 29 April 2009 - 12:02 PM
"We installed these computers over about 200 miles of the turnpike."
Way too little info to give a truly accurate suggestion.
How & WHERE were they installed ?
In buildings or outside ?
Testing things as you did isn't neccessarily going to reproduce the problem.
[One of the reasons I think the Myth Busters are a couple of clowns]
You have to keep in mind that unless the computers are in temperature controlled buildings that they are going to bake during the day & cool off at night.
They are going to be subjected to the distinct possibility of moisture in the form of condensation due to changing temps.
Putting one in something & getting it hot for a short period of time simply is not the same conditions.
Of course there is always the probability that if you buy 200 identical hard drives there are going to be X amount of premature failures.
[A certain percentage of hard drives are going to fail prematurely]
Posted 30 April 2009 - 06:42 PM
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