Soon it will be one year since I moved here from that other forum, hard something or other.
When I got here, told everyone that I had a Seagate drive, don't trust Seagate drives, gonna get a WD to take it's place. A bunch of guys said, nothing wrong with Seagate, never had any problems. I said, they've always lasted just past the warranty period then started to fail.
Well, coming up on a year now. Guess what? That's right, the Seagate is starting to fail!!
It goes click click < known as the click of death >, & upon startup it often has to be checked by the system. You know, Scandisk. I love SMART status! The WD shows more sector failures & re-writes but no actual bad sectors upon doing a Test. The Seagate shows less than 100 <that's the threshold> sector failures & even fewer re-writes. How's that work? If the sector failed, why wasn't it re-written??
So, I dash off an e-mail to Seagate. Get the automated reply then 3 days later the personal reply. Drive clicks are not a problem, just the drive head re-setting it's position upon start-up. (Hmmm, why is it re-setting at start-up?), your SMART status shows the drive is in perfect operating condition & should give you full service for many more years.
Ahh, but it's warranty is only one year! Wonder what will happen when I try to send it back when it fails after the year is up, that's only 3 weeks away.
Another odd thing. My secondary (game loaded) SSD is not showing up, in status checks. I mean, it's in the file manager & everything works perfect but it shows as not formatted, not being used in the management tools. Maybe it's because I seperated it from it's RAID 0 brother & didn't re-format when I did? Does it need an MBR? Anyone?
Edit #1: @ Bradey. Awesome! don't have a clue what I'd do with 6 montiors? It always bugs me that there's a bezel, make that 2 bezels between the panes of shiny LCD. Wonder if they'll ever make special ones that are meant to be joined like that where you can take the bezels out?
@ GoodInk. Always want to call you GI! Nice rig, very nice! Can't wait to see the rest.
@ McWaffles: Very cool Raven setup. I too love the design element that General E pointed out. Plus I love that back foot! Looks like it's ready to take off! One thing, you say XSPC water system. Is it a kit?
About the coffee cup, eh, I've had worse up there, just glad an earthquake didn't hit while it was there!
@ Kaneda13: I do belive you're our first active member to go with the Eco. I'm anxious to see how it works out.Edited by BriSleep - 10/31/10 at 2:22pm