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Windows 7: What happens in 7, when HDD fails...

21 Jun 2009   #1
herzeleid

Windows 7 7232b x64
 
 
What happens in 7, when HDD fails...

My Seagate 7200.11 drive is failing (no surprise). I always use smart enabled and luckily I got to see the warning dialog in w7
Just sharing the screen, I hope you don't see it.

I am open to suggestions for new HDD. I am looking for something reliable rather than fast.




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21 Jun 2009   #2
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

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22 Jun 2009   #3
nate42nd

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Sorry to see that. I just got two new Western Digital drives. I have used Western Digital for 12 years and have never had one fail. I am STILL using an 8GB WD 3.5" drive that was in my 1st computer. I hav Ubuntu installed on it and it still works fine!
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22 Jun 2009   #4
srq2625

Win7 Ultimate, x64
 
 

Talking about HDD choices is a lot like talking about religion and/or politics. That having been said, I favor WD. I've used them for 10+ years and never had one fail. Replaced, yes, but for size issues - like my pants, they just seem to shrink with time

I might recommend something like this - Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar Black WD5001AALS 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives

Cheap, reliable, well thought of, etc
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22 Jun 2009   #5
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nate42nd View Post
Sorry to see that. I just got two new Western Digital drives. I have used Western Digital for 12 years and have never had one fail. I am STILL using an 8GB WD 3.5" drive that was in my 1st computer. I hav Ubuntu installed on it and it still works fine!
That was when HDD's were built to last. Now they're just built....
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22 Jun 2009   #6
nate42nd

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
That was when HDD's were built to last. Now they're just built....
True, I am amazed it still works. I booted it up Sunday and it just keeps going.
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22 Jun 2009   #7
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Lol - the first comment on that link ( on the left) is saying the drive failed and would cost $2000 for data recovery:

Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda ES.2 ST3500320NS 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives

Hard to say which are more reliable.

PCPro mag gave great review to Seagate 7200.11 640gb ( faster than those based on 250gb platters). 5 year warranty and good power consumption as well as good performance - but is expensive for the size.
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22 Jun 2009   #8
herzeleid

Windows 7 7232b x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
That was when HDD's were built to last. Now they're just built....
Exactly... I was checking the product range's of seagate,wd and samsung they are all after fancy labels and names. Lots of codes and labels and you confuse them. Ex. Blue series of WD are supposed to be pro products but not in the desktop caviar line. I still have my old HDDs and they perform great, not even a warning in smart.
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22 Jun 2009   #9
herzeleid

Windows 7 7232b x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by srq2625 View Post
Talking about HDD choices is a lot like talking about religion and/or politics. That having been said, I favor WD. I've used them for 10+ years and never had one fail. Replaced, yes, but for size issues - like my pants, they just seem to shrink with time

I might recommend something like this - Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar Black WD5001AALS 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives

Cheap, reliable, well thought of, etc

Yeah, pants do shrink . I am trying my luck with that WD. Hopefully it lasts more. I expect anything to last more than seagate 7200.11 generation.
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22 Jun 2009   #10
herzeleid

Windows 7 7232b x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Lol - the first comment on that link ( on the left) is saying the drive failed and would cost $2000 for data recovery:

Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda ES.2 ST3500320NS 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives

Hard to say which are more reliable.

PCPro mag gave great review to Seagate 7200.11 640gb ( faster than those based on 250gb platters). 5 year warranty and good power consumption as well as good performance - but is expensive for the size.
I don't trust the seagate line anymore, especially 7200.11 series. Firmware disasters and all that. One of the drives at work failed a month back, a Maxtor from the same line.Luckily data recovery cost $750 and it was possible to get it all back.
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