AND_YOU_ARE did anything else happen besides the SpeedFAN value? Are you sure its dying?
I have 2 Maxtors. #1 is 10GB 7200RPM and is very old, has a few bad sectors, but its my best drive, very silent and never failed.
The other Maxtor is 40GB, dunno how many RPM. Just got it a few weeks ago.
I also have a Hitachi IBM-DHEA 5400RPM 6GB drive, its slower but runs fine.
TheMajorMMX - Intel P200 MMX @ 225Mhz - V-Tech (PcPartner) Baby-AT mb w/ Intel Triton TX chipset - Nvidia Riva TNT2 M64 w/ 16MB - 256MB M-Tec SDRAM - Still running.....