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I bought 2 F3 1TB drives back in 2011 for a cheap small business server. I had them configured in a RAID 1 and little over a week ago, I see that the RAID is degraded because 1 of the drives failed. I replaced the drive and the RAID was fine for about a week before the other drive gives up the ghost. I know these are reputable drives, but perhaps I just got a bad batch? Or is 2 years about the expected run time for 24/7 usage? I am just glad that I bought 2 new drives in the event that the other one would go out.

I plugged a bad drive in another computer and windows wont initialize it because of CRC errors.
Edited by Wildcard36qs - 10/23/13 at 1:33pm
   
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My F3 also failed during the summer and I bought it in 2010. I was switching the F3 into my new computer and it just starting clicking.
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I had a 1tb F3 fail as well, turned it in to warranty and it's been running good for 3+ years now. I guess running 24/7 might expedite the process.
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Hmm drives are still under warranty. I'll get a replacement at least.
   
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What's the lowest common denominator? Some power surges don't result in damage right away.
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one of my f3s failed last week, a few months after the warranty end. the drive worked in the morning but after work i turned on the comp and the drive wasn't being detected by the bios, tried in another comp something.
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What's the lowest common denominator? Some power surges don't result in damage right away.

That very well could be it. The client this was at had a crappy UPS that I also replaced when I replaced the drives. I know the server has had abrupt shutdowns in the past.
   
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