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#1 Cilx

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Posted 13 January 2011 - 02:04 PM

For the past 3 years I have had 4 HD failed on me regularly on one machine it doesn't move from the same spot or nor dose it get hit but I have the same machine for another family member and the HD haven't failed one is it possible for something in the computer to make it fail again and again even with different brands

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Posted 13 January 2011 - 02:08 PM

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Can you describle the type of failure that occured on these drives?
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Posted 13 January 2011 - 02:11 PM

I think the first 3 was bad pins I think but I saw in the event viewer saying it might be bad sectors im not sure

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Posted 13 January 2011 - 03:59 PM

Whats the make/model of the system and what brand are the hard drives?

I typically buy only Western Digital drives. They have a three year warranty.

Is this system connected to a surge suppressor?
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Posted 13 January 2011 - 04:55 PM

The first 3 were Seagate Barracuda and my current one was a Hitachi Deskstar and yes it is connected to a surge protector

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Posted 13 January 2011 - 04:59 PM

Were they under warranty?
If so, the manufacturer should rma them
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Posted 13 January 2011 - 05:01 PM

I did already contact Hitachi and I am getting a replacement I just want to fix this problem so it won't happen with this next drive

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Posted 13 January 2011 - 05:14 PM

Everyone has a preference on hard drive manufacturers.

My personal choice is Western Digital.

I have used Seagate drives and found they seem to all have a quirk. They either last seemingly forever or die within a year or less.

As far as Hitachi, I personally avoid them. The Deskstar has not earned the nickname Deathstar without reason.

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Posted 13 January 2011 - 05:21 PM

The only thing I can think of that would cause so many drives to fail so soon in one particular system is
1. Power
2. Bad data cable

You might try swapping the power lead and data cable.

Western Digital drives have a 3 year warranty. Its been a while since I have RMA'd one but they have always done so without question. Its always a good idea to go to the manufacturers website and register a new drive. Keep your receipts too.

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Posted 13 January 2011 - 07:06 PM

FWIW: I've had bent pins before on drives...it's never stopped me from unbending them and using the drive. I think that I've even broken 1 pin, with no effect. I guess that I have a hard time visualizing replacing a drive because of such.

I would be suspect of anyone who told me that I had to replace a drive...for such.

Of course, broken pins are a non-consideration with SATA drives.

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