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Windows 7: Western Digital Cuts Hard Drive Warranties Seagate Follows Suit

25 Dec 2011   #31
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 

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And that is what I am talking about - your average consumer computer, not some custom one where someone has gone to the other extreme like cooling it down to 25c. Commodity consumer computers never have HDD that are "over cooled".
One of the guys on my Networking course claimed he cooled his CPU so much, his machine locked up.

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BTW, that is a pretty old study - 6yrs old - on the timescale of technology changes, I wonder if the (exact) results still hold up.
It's dated 2007, but I assume the data was collated prior to that (i.e. 2002 - 2007).
I was wondering if the results still hold up.


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25 Dec 2011   #32
GeneO

Windows 10 Pro. EFI boot partition, full EFI boot
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GeneO View Post
And that is what I am talking about - your average consumer computer, not some custom one where someone has gone to the other extreme like cooling it down to 25c. Commodity consumer computers never have HDD that are "over cooled".
One of the guys on my Networking course claimed he cooled his CPU so much, his machine locked up.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GeneO View Post
BTW, that is a pretty old study - 6yrs old - on the timescale of technology changes, I wonder if the (exact) results still hold up.
It's dated 2007, but I assume the data was collated prior to that (i.e. 2002 - 2007).
I was wondering if the results still hold up.
I looked over the article again (haven't for a couple of years) and found the study was based on data from 2005-2006 which means the drives themselves could have been 2004 or even earlier vintage.

They found that drives older than 3 yrs had a much higher failure rate at 40c+. Now could that have been because they were older vintage technology? I don't know. I try and keep my drives between 35 and 40.

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25 Dec 2011   #33
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 

It is possible that HDDs are more robust now.
When I first started work as a repair tech (1982) anything over 50C was "death" for electronics.

My graphics card runs at about 60C (people tell me that's normal these days).
My HDDs run between 30C and about 37C.
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28 Dec 2011   #34
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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Good things are coming down the pike and as quickly as things move we can see these in our rigs in just a year or two!
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28 Dec 2011   #35
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

At that price, I don't see one in my rig anytime in the near future.
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03 Jan 2012   #36
SledgeDG

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

At that price I don't see one in my future EVER
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03 Jan 2012   #37
linnemeyerhere

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Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Oh ye of little faith, just as military and commercial uses push technologies economics of scale drive down the cost of expensive items. Take one look at what your 50" LED just cost you and do a little backwards cross shop say 5 years ago. When these are the norm the chip sets cost will tumble. In the racing community it's "Race on Sunday, Showroom on Monday" ! I fully expect to wait longer than a day for this product but it's very reassuring that they are being built at all.
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05 Jan 2012   #38
SledgeDG

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

You're absolutely right as soon as the price comes down to a more "manageable" size I definitely will have one or two of those babies
But having to support a family automatically excludes me from the "early buyer's list"

-DG
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