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Re: [vox-tech] Hosed HD
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Re: [vox-tech] Hosed HD

I suggest you install and configure smartmontools.  This will monitor
the health of your drives and very likely give you some clues as to
what's going on.

Also make sure your case is providing adequate cooling, and that there
is some air space between drives.  Excessive heat will shorten drive

Hope this helps....


On Monday 05 June 2006 08:52, Richard Crawford wrote:
> Turns out that I'm stupid, and it wasn't the IDE controller on my mother board 
> that was broken; it was the disc itself that wasn't bootable.  I burned a new 
> copy of the installation media, and it works just fine.
> However, this hard drive which I'm currently having problems with is the third 
> hard drive that this computer has burned through.  The first two were IBM 
> Desk Star HD's, and I didn't give it much thought because that model is 
> notoriously unstable, from what I've heard.  But this new one is supposed to 
> be much better, yet it only lasted a year.
> Is the fact that I'm on my third hard drive in six years indicative of 
> something more deeply wrong with my system than just my bad luck in buying 
> hard drives?
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