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    DeathStars!

    http://www.astro.ufl.edu/~ken/crash/index.html

    OMG! Now thats a drive falure!

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    You do realise IBM use glass platters?

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    Quote Originally Posted by javalord
    You do realise IBM use glass platters?
    That's not the point... all the platters were stripped of their magnetic layer. Quite remarkable.

    Where does that suggest the failure lies? Bearing on the motor displaced the platters? Something to do with the servo arm?
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    I had a 60gxp fail within a year, and my cousins died after 2 years.

    So this is no surprise to me, you can tell why IBM got out of the hardrive industry after that fiasco..

    Wonder what the hitachi drives are like
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    I'd never buy a hitatchi drive just based on my ibm experiences. I've also never bought anything made by IBM

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    I want my performance, and the Hitachi drive delivers (among 7200 RPM drives anyway).

    That said, I've had both WD and Hitachi drive failed on me. The difference? The Hitachi was replaced within a week, whereas the WD took nearly two months (had to send to it Germany).
    The only Seagate I owned was a Cheetah (SCSI), and that thing is still working after >5 years (past its warranty). Not sure if their IDE is nearly as resilient though. If I had the space in my case, I would consider getting a huge Maxtor drive to archive everything.

    Still, I am willing to call the two drives that died as a "fluke".. I still bought a Raptor (while both drives were RMA'ed), and I would still recommend an Hitachi.. Unless it happens a second time.

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    I hope my WD dont fail then...

    Two months is unacceptable, by then you'd buy another drive by someone else
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    I bought another drive (since the only HD I had left was my Cheetah.. But thats only 9.1GB and on a much older PC). Still, I went for an WD anyway and hoped that their 10k RPM (Raptor) would be a bit more reliable

    Basically, I'll forgive them once.. But those two drives better not fail on me again!
    I think one of the reason it took so long was because they changed their RMA office just when I sent out. But the apparently, they didn't have the WD1200JB in stock, and I had to wait nearly a month for them to have one available =/

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    Oh thats not so bad then probably could'nt be helped.

    And getting back on topic the IBM drive glass platters, so do they start coated black with magnetic layer and then if it is all scrapped off they go completely clear?

    If so they were nearly scrapped clean there, scrubbed cleaner than if you sandpapered them clean.

    Also how do they retrieve data if they remove the platters??
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    hmmm I'm temped to open up a dead IBM deathstar hmmmmmm

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