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Old 01-22-2005, 04:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
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my friend got a NICE pc, for free, now one of his hard drives literally spun its self apart!

just wondering if that was because it was installed wrong or something.
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Old 01-22-2005, 04:34 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Sounds more like a faulty drive?!

What do you mean spun itself apart? Did it go psycho and just spin madly out of control!
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Old 01-22-2005, 04:51 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Overclocker, that dont sound good. I think your going to need a new one lol. Thats usually what happens when people just give away computers.
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Old 01-22-2005, 05:33 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Same thing happend with a WD today. Ok, it just didnt spin, it ceased.
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Old 01-23-2005, 12:40 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I had a problem with my WD once. The head fell right off the arm and was flying around inside. A really neat noise.

Its just old and overworked
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Old 01-23-2005, 03:30 AM   #6 (permalink)
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that is to do with the hard drive itself

it's better to get a good quality hard drive to start with, and it'll last a long time

Seagate and Western Digital seem to be best for quality. I personally like Seagate
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Old 01-23-2005, 07:19 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Yeah I agree, except that I use Western Digitals.

Having said that i've got an old 10Gb IBM disc drive thats now 7 years old and still going strong.
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