Originally Posted by PCCstudent
Ah,PCB board replacement,how about simply repair.I have a 1 TB Baracudda where the index key for the power cable broke off.No problem I just paid attention to how I plugged it in,until one day.Long story short,I need to resolder to legs on the PCB.I have not found a tip for my iron small enough yet,and I do have other drives.
EDIT: Reversed power cable equals short circuit,one of my first (and best) mess ups.
The Hitachi I want to fix died because I plugged it in while the PC was on...over a Molex connection. One simple Molex > SATA adapter would have allowed me to use the HDD's SATA power connector instead. A bit of time saved, a bunch of data trapped. Never, ever do that.
Originally Posted by mezmenir
As far as I can tell, I like my AALX (FAEX as well) drives, they just never park
Edit: The Seagate ST1000DM003 drives do park, and you can tell every time they do it. Though a firmware update a couple months ago made it less aggressive.
I have a few old Seagates that are pieces of utter junk. They are 7200.10s. I wish you better luck with your Seagate(s) than me! (Umm...I just realized my laptop has a Seagate. I hope it holds up! It's been fine since March.)
One 500GB died because I put it on top of a PSU while running a PC case-less.
That PC in question died further on, due to what I think was CPU overheating.
At least I was going to blank the drive anyway!
Now that's a secure blank! (Not!)
Another 500GB died because...it...got some weird bad sector problem.
A 320GB one is chirpy, slow and hot, and I think developed the same problem as the 2nd 500GB one.
As for the drive amount I run in the home server, I have 4, but one is a WD laptop drive. The idle timer is disabled. You can see the models in the rigs.Edited by racecar56 - 10/5/12 at 7:24pm