[Dirvish] Backup Drive Failure

Rich Shepard rshepard at appl-ecosys.com
Thu Nov 4 13:30:55 UTC 2010

On Thu, 4 Nov 2010, Jon Radel wrote:

> I had a really bad string of drives in external USB enclosures dropping
> dead a couple of years ago. I never pinned down whether it was something
> inherent to USB enclosures, my environment, or inadvertently purchasing a
> string of really cheesy hard drives.


   At least I'm not alone in this. :-)

> Just remember that some drives have to be at the leading edge of the
> failure bell curve, and sometimes it's just your turn.

   I thought those drives went into machines running Microsoft as no one
would notice the difference.

> Some brands will tell you warranty status based on serial number somewhere
> in the support section of their website.

   I have the invoice here: purchased 2 December 2009. It's a WD drive so
certainly still under warranty.

   Now I'll need to figure out again how to format and structure the
replacement. I tend to dump such knowledge once the job's done and I don't
need it in the grey matter RAM any longer.



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