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Old 06-11-2005, 01:44 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Hdd just R.I.P.ed

I was using a Maxtor 120gb DiamondMax Plus 9 IDE internal hard drive perfectly and then yesterday it just stopped working. I didn't change anything and nothing (that I know of) triggered this problem. It is out of warranty (expired end of 2004) but when I try it in my computer either on its own or with another master drive I can feel the hard drive power up and spin but it just doesn't detect it. When I have both my defective hdd and my working one connected up in my computer (both used to work fine like this before) my system just hangs at startup? Any clues?

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Old 06-11-2005, 02:25 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Ah technology these days, just doesn't last. I have some hard drives that must be 13 years old now, and they've been running pretty much every weekday all that time.

Have you tried the drive in another computer?

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