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Old 18-05-2004, 03:55 AM   #1   [permalink]
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Hard drive died... what about you ?

Well today my most recently purchased drive (5 months old) decided to retire itself :bawl:

250GB Maxtor Maxline Plus2 8mb PATA drive.

The PowerMax 4.06 outputed error and drive info are below:

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		MAXTOR POWERMAX LOG FILE
		-------------------------
 Maxtor PowerMax 4.06
 Date Tested: 05/19/2004
 Serial Number: Y61AJLBE            
 Model Number: Maxtor 7Y250P0                          
 FirmWareRev: YAR41BW0
 Cylinders per Drive: 486344
 Heads per Cylinder: 16
 SPT: 63
 Max LBA: 490234752
 Quick Test Result: Advanced Test Required
 Error Code: Y61000

		MAXTOR POWERMAX LOG FILE
		-------------------------
 Maxtor PowerMax 4.06
 Date Tested: 05/19/2004
 Serial Number: Y61AJLBE            
 Model Number: Maxtor 7Y250P0                          
 FirmWareRev: YAR41BW0
 Cylinders per Drive: 486344
 Heads per Cylinder: 16
 SPT: 63
 Max LBA: 490234752
 Advanced Test Result: FAILED
 Error Code: Y61S57
This is only my 2nd drive to die by itself in the 8yrs i've had computers. Guys how many drives have died on you ?
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Old 18-05-2004, 08:29 AM   #2   [permalink]
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None - although over the past 10 years I've lost two monitors and one keyboard and I think the battery for my BIOS is now gone so I can't boot up my old computer.
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Old 18-05-2004, 11:30 AM   #3   [permalink]
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Old 18-05-2004, 04:32 PM   #4   [permalink]
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We have an old computer from the early 90's, none of its hardware has ever died. I guess today's newer hard drives are too unstable because of over-sized capacity?
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Old 19-05-2004, 04:55 AM   #5   [permalink]
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My computer (I've had for maybe a year and a half) has a 40 GB 7200 rpm drive, has never given me problems, and I don't foresee it starting anytime soon.

Of course, 40 GB and 250 GB are nowhere even near the same ball park. The smaller the capacity, I'm sure the less sensitive a hard drive is likely to be.
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One; I squeezed in the screw too hard and slightly destroyed the circuit. BAD mistake on my part. I could repair it now, but back those days I didn't have a soldering iron.

Otherwise, they're all nice, safe, and pretty much soundless. Really quiet. In fact, I haven't heard one of them cranking at me for few months, but rather just smoothly spinning no louder than my case fans.

The trick is to screw it in securely. Obviously I once did it too much and it broke, but otherwise the harder the drive is secured to the case the stabler and less damaging the hard drive gets.
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I've had zero hard drives die on me (touch wood).., though I have had a couple of motherboards go bye-bye on me.., & a VDU that went bang after years of abuse (last straw was spilling coffee onto it)..,
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none for me either, and my quantum 2.5gig is reading/writing almost constantly (swap/page filing).. my 1989 20mb thing still worked last time i turned it on (last year)
on the other hand my $400 corsair ram is rma'ed back to california : (

modern pcs seem to have given up reliability in the name of performance
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Originally Posted by eva2000
Well today my most recently purchased drive (5 months old) decided to retire itself :bawl:

250GB Maxtor Maxline Plus2 8mb PATA drive.

The PowerMax 4.06 outputed error and drive info are below:

Code:
		MAXTOR POWERMAX LOG FILE
		-------------------------
 Maxtor PowerMax 4.06
 Date Tested: 05/19/2004
 Serial Number: Y61AJLBE            
 Model Number: Maxtor 7Y250P0                          
 FirmWareRev: YAR41BW0
 Cylinders per Drive: 486344
 Heads per Cylinder: 16
 SPT: 63
 Max LBA: 490234752
 Quick Test Result: Advanced Test Required
 Error Code: Y61000

		MAXTOR POWERMAX LOG FILE
		-------------------------
 Maxtor PowerMax 4.06
 Date Tested: 05/19/2004
 Serial Number: Y61AJLBE            
 Model Number: Maxtor 7Y250P0                          
 FirmWareRev: YAR41BW0
 Cylinders per Drive: 486344
 Heads per Cylinder: 16
 SPT: 63
 Max LBA: 490234752
 Advanced Test Result: FAILED
 Error Code: Y61S57
This is only my 2nd drive to die by itself in the 8yrs i've had computers. Guys how many drives have died on you ?
Hmmm... We have a lot of old drives....

Out of all the Seagate IDE drives we have, 2 don't work. a 1.2GB Meadalist was given to us DOA, and a 2.1GB Medalist we got a few weeks ago didn't work. No problems with the three Barracuda 7200.7s that we have. It makes me want to get the 200Gbs for my RAID channel, but i don't know if it supports them

we're having problems testing old WD Caviars with a USB2-IDE converter (one of those standalone cords, not a Drive box) so i don't know if they work or not. Otherwise, no dead Caviars from 170GB up to 1.7GB

Our Quantum Sirocco 2.5GB is perfectly fine. Same with the Bigfoots and Fireballs...

No problems with the old 8GB Maxtor that we used to have. Same with the 4GB and 6GB Fujitsu drives, as well as most of the IBM drive that we have, though a 10GB was DOA when it was given to us...


Haven't tested any SCSI drives yet because we want to get the server that they came from (a Socket 5 Compaq Proliant with) running first.... That, and i'm not looking forward to installing that 5.25" full height SCSI drive which has a capacity of just over 1GB...
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