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a big FU to sea gate

Discussion in 'Computers, Games, Electronics etc' started by jeffie7, Oct 16, 2005.

  1. jeffie7

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    My less then 1 year old 200gb seagate harddrive. I had it in my computer as a slave drive. I had my music backed up as with tons of programs and pictures.

    gone.

    Thankfully I didnt lose a lot of my music files, Im not 100% sure what I did lose. all I know is I lost 100% of my samples (used when making music) I have about $800 worth on CDs the rest were riped off the net wink wink.

    either way. another one bites the dust, and in this case. the drive wasnt even 6 months old!

    Its under warranty or I should say it was before I pulled it apart to look for anything obvious that was wrong. I was just hoping to get it working long enough to pull some data off it. ohwell. Chit happens.
    I didnt want to do a warranty replacment on it becuase of data that was kept on that drive. from riped samples to random programs. I'd rather just buy a new one.

    plus 90 bucks gets you a new 300GB drive with zero wait and no hassles.
     
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    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    get a raid controller y0
     
  4. Sabz5150

    Sabz5150 FALCON PUNCH!!!

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    I agree.

    And 90 bucks for 300 gigs? WHERE?
     
  5. phunky.buddha

    phunky.buddha Admin with a big stick Admin VIP

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    Why? You just reduce your fault tolerance unless you double up and run RAID 1.
     
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    Sabz5150 FALCON PUNCH!!!

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    Fuck RAID 1. RAID 5 is where it's at my friend.

    My bud and I are working on constructing a 1TB+ array and with that amount of data, RAID 5 is a must. Sure, you'll be buying an extra drive, but it's worth it for the redundancy.

    Does he need 1TB of space. Well, seeing that his current 600GB array has a little less than 4 gigs left, I'd say he does.
     
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    Um...if you hadn't pulled that apart segate would have restored the data for you....
     
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    There's no guarantee, besides like I said in my post I didnt want them seeing any of the data on there =)~

    Besides it's only 88 bucks for a new WD drive. (the one I went with) shiped.

    It will get me back to work on music sooner then if I were to send it and waiting 2-3 weeks.
     
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    systems guys here at work freeze them to try and pull data off, i dont know if it really works though.
     
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    No, I'm pretty sure they only repair the drive, they do not warrenty any content on the drives, no manufacturer does.


    Oh and great price on a 2ooGB drive, but your going to end up saying FU to WD as well, I've had 2 drive within one week of each other die in a server. multiple 60-120Gb drive die in less than a year. WD has really lost it's edge. I've been using Maxtor for a while now. in fact I've got a 120GB maxtor drive that's been running for 5 years 24/7 and counting. and I can't complain.
     
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    Any hard drive is bound to crash. but 6 months is kinda earily IMO.

    I've had a handful of maxtors go up in flames. well not in flames but click click click... same for WD, and Seagate.

    My current main drive is a WD and so far "knock on wood" its still going strong so I figured why not try them out again.
     
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    i just picked up a new seagate barracuda 250gb for 69.99 through one of my vendors :)
     
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    Hope she last more then 6mo =) The drive I had also came in 250gb. =) Seagate barracuda with 8meg cache
     
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    doesnt matter if it does or not. ill just call up DTI and have them pull the data off it.
     
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    Most likely you got hacked buddy. Same thing happened to me about 6 months ago. I lost everything. It was a Western Digital 200GB, it was about 2 years old or so. I gave it to a buddy of mine after losing all my shit, and he's still running it just fine. I got hacked.
     
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    New drive just took a dump, not 100% so Im backing up the little bit of shit I have that isnt backed up yet....

    Click Click... Click Click.

    mofo!
     
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    WOW 4 months on a brand new drive :)
     
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    I never did see this post.

    So you're telling me that even when a drive fails you can still use it? I've never once heard about that before. last time I checked when something hardware wise breaks you cant use a software fix like reformatting or wiping it clean then reformatting.....

    It's one thing to get a bad sector its another thing to have a harddrive that can't even spin up for more then 3 secs before failing.
     
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    My Maxtor crashed once, I used GetDataBack to recover most of the data, reformated it and have been using it problem free for over a year now.
     
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    So you're telling me your drive got cought up on a bad sector or something?

    Once again when a drive crashes to the point where something breaks inside the harddrive you CANNOT do jack shit for it. My newest drive that is crashing is getting hung up on either a bad sector or something else becuase its fine for 5-10 mins then it goes into a clicking mode then locks the system up.

    My old harddrive took a total shit. There was nothing I could do other then to pay someone tons of money to remove the disc and install them in a new working drive then pull the data off.
     
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