Another HDD Failing...
by, 09-15-2012 at 12:10 AM (3150 Views)
Great, my new build is nearly a week old and to celebrate one of my Western Digital Green drives (1.5 TB) that I use as storage for media and important files is dying. I can't even copy most of the files on the drive over to my SSD to save the data. Jeez, and looking at new drives now is extremely depressing. What I would have paid $60 for a 1.5 TB pre-flood now costs more, around $70 to $90. To make it worse, they've now dropped warranties on most of these drives to 1 year. One year! WTF?! Is the manufacturer confidence in these platter drives that poor now that a measly one year warranty is all they offer? No wonder datacenters replace their drives every 12 months!
Great, this drive is barely 2.5 years old and she's basically dead. I better start backing up my other drive where most of my really important data resides on before it too decides to go kaput. I seriously hope SSDs significantly become cheaper while not getting cheaper (quality and reliability). I can't even rely on platter drives anymore since they've become so poor the past few years.
What ever happened to quality?
No money left to replace it. So I'm going to try and recover and burn (to Blu-Ray) as much of it as I can before the drive completely dies out. Then I'm going to magnetize the drive with some earth magnets or something and then smash the drive to pieces. This makes 4 hard drives that have died in the past 2.5 years. Abysmal, I cry, abysmal!