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Well, there's not many good brands nowadays. Western Digital was good, but then they bought over Hitachi (*cough*deathstar*cough*). Seagate is not a really good brand to begin with (Quantum was good. It was bought over by Maxtor, which was bad, and then Seagate bought over Maxtor, which made it even worse). I suppose Western Digital is the lesser of two evils tho. Honestly, I'd like to give Toshiba-Samsung Storage Technologies a chance, but Samsung drives seems to be rare over here.

Wade- no, GParted only recreates the partition table, which I thought was enough because the issues she was having sounded like it was caused by a broken partition table. But as it turns out, it's not.
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Don't worry, we made surely sure the HDD was fully dead. Even Linux didn't see it anymore. It actually was making clicking sounds before it did it's whole "crash" that I was trying to tell myself was the fan. I didn't realize that was the sign of a breaking harddrive until you mentioned it.

It died, it's dead. We bought a new Western Digital Black and even got a 120GB SSD for Windows fast bootings and such. I'm back. Thanks so much for the help through this. You did kick my computer back to life for a week at least.
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Angel Wrote:Don't worry, we made surely sure the HDD was fully dead. Even Linux didn't see it anymore. It actually was making clicking sounds before it did it's whole "crash" that I was trying to tell myself was the fan. I didn't realize that was the sign of a breaking harddrive until you mentioned it.

It died, it's dead. We bought a new Western Digital Black and even got a 120GB SSD for Windows fast bootings and such. I'm back. Thanks so much for the help through this. You did kick my computer back to life for a week at least.
Ahh, so it did make the click of death. Yep. It's long gone. I just hope you didn't lose any important documents.

And, you're welcome. Smile Glad we could help out whichever way we could.
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RAMChYLD Wrote:Well, there's not many good brands nowadays. Western Digital was good, but then they bought over Hitachi (*cough*deathstar*cough*). Seagate is not a really good brand to begin with (Quantum was good. It was bought over by Maxtor, which was bad, and then Seagate bought over Maxtor, which made it even worse). I suppose Western Digital is the lesser of two evils tho. Honestly, I'd like to give Toshiba-Samsung Storage Technologies a chance, but Samsung drives seems to be rare over here.

Wade- no, GParted only recreates the partition table, which I thought was enough because the issues she was having sounded like it was caused by a broken partition table. But as it turns out, it's not.

Lol I have one of them Deathstars - an HDS721010CLA332to be exact. Was a little sketchy about it at first, but so far it didn't foul out majorly on me yet unlike the Seagate I used. I can indeed attest that Seagates are nasty stuff. Even prior to it suffering from lock-ups due to clicking it tends to make a rather loud sound whenever I power the rig down.
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huckleberrypie Wrote:Lol I have one of them Deathstars - an HDS721010CLA332to be exact. Was a little sketchy about it at first, but so far it didn't foul out majorly on me yet unlike the Seagate I used. I can indeed attest that Seagates are nasty stuff. Even prior to it suffering from lock-ups due to clicking it tends to make a rather loud sound whenever I power the rig down.
I have a Seagate, an ST316002 160GB disk. It's in a very large USB enclosure and I have had it for about 10 years now. It's been in Daffodil, old Hazel (before her name was reused), and Jasper before I decided to make it external disk numero uno. That drive hasn't given me any trouble, but in the enclosure, you can clearly hear the thrashing sound during data transfers and the loud noise it makes starting up.

The HDDs in Audrey, Greta, and Pablo are all Western Digital, while I'm not sure what drive Jasper has at the moment. I also have another external HDD that is a Western Digital as well, and all the WDs haven't given me trouble yet.
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huckleberrypie Wrote:Lol I have one of them Deathstars - an HDS721010CLA332to be exact. Was a little sketchy about it at first, but so far it didn't foul out majorly on me yet unlike the Seagate I used. I can indeed attest that Seagates are nasty stuff. Even prior to it suffering from lock-ups due to clicking it tends to make a rather loud sound whenever I power the rig down.
Well, I've had a few foul outs. But then I was smart enough to avoid Hitachi early on.

As for Seagate, so far I've had no issues with them, although my relatives are far less unlucky. Seems that Seagate's electronics are not very tolerant towards sudden power cuts or extremely unstable voltages (last few Seagate HDs that died on me were used in Industrial PCs at printing presses- which faced power spikes and surges when the printing machines were powered up for a round. I have a 10 year old IDE Seagate that I use for backups that is still running fine. The drive is in a USB case and is only powered up when a ghost image is being taken or being restored.
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RAMChYLD Wrote:
huckleberrypie Wrote:Lol I have one of them Deathstars - an HDS721010CLA332to be exact. Was a little sketchy about it at first, but so far it didn't foul out majorly on me yet unlike the Seagate I used. I can indeed attest that Seagates are nasty stuff. Even prior to it suffering from lock-ups due to clicking it tends to make a rather loud sound whenever I power the rig down.
Well, I've had a few foul outs. But then I was smart enough to avoid Hitachi early on.

As for Seagate, so far I've had no issues with them, although my relatives are far less unlucky. Seems that Seagate's electronics are not very tolerant towards sudden power cuts or extremely unstable voltages (last few Seagate HDs that died on me were used in Industrial PCs at printing presses- which faced power spikes and surges when the printing machines were powered up for a round. I have a 10 year old IDE Seagate that I use for backups that is still running fine. The drive is in a USB case and is only powered up when a ghost image is being taken or being restored.

Figures, though the Deathstar I have seems a tad more tolerant of power spikes and stuff. As for the Seagate I have, not as much. It still works though, but it clicks up and hangs on occasion.
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