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    Has ANYONE every had a Samsung drive die on them?

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    Yes, I've got 1 (P120 250Gb) at the moment that I must get around to RMAing.
    Detects fine in BIOS, can see it in Device Manager etc. but it just won't format - gets to ~90% & quits with an error message

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    ive had two, one IDE and one sata.

    the sata one was due to my old motherboard overvolting sata ports but the ide one just went cold, not sure what happened

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    So.. least they're not totally infallable?
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    mine wouldnt format the other day so i used a programme called kill disc you put it on a floppy disc and boot from it.it takes a while to complete but it sorted my problems out
    just goggle kill disc

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    Zak- have you asked the question because of the low response to your poll or have you had a Samsung drive fail?

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    i had a DOA drive once - might've been a mobo issue though

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zak33 View Post
    So.. least they're not totally infallable?
    no drives are...
    you could start a new thread on has anyone had a wd/maxtor/seagate die and so on.

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    I think Seagate would require a new Forum

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    the only drive I've had die on me really fast completely for no reason was a Samsung spinpoint

    180gb or something like that

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    Quote Originally Posted by amjedm View Post
    Zak- have you asked the question because of the low response to your poll or have you had a Samsung drive fail?

    yes, that's exactly why

    I'm so suprised that it came no one voted for it being their worst.

    And I don't know WHY I'm suprised, as I've never had one anyway.

    Maybe I feel bad that I've never tried one. You KNOW I will soon
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    I had the exact same problem buff has with my first sammy hd. Next 2 were rock solid though.

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    I've had Samsung, Seagate, Maxtor, Quantum, Fujitsu to name a few fail on me. As mentioned above no item is infallible, you just need to go with your best hunch. I've had problems with Seagate drives recently but guess what 500gb drive I recently brought?

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    Samsung?
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    another Seagate?
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    another Seagate?
    Give the man a prize yep went for a 7200.10 500gb, read that the 7200.10 drives aren't as reliable but thought what the hell

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