Big source find

Discussion in 'Unreleased Games Discussion' started by ASSEMbler, Jan 21, 2008.

  1. mooseblaster

    mooseblaster Bleep. Site Supporter 2012, 2014

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    Technically, it was the IBM Deathstar, pre-Hitachi branding. But all drives can fail - I've had a Maxtor DiamondMax drive fail after a year, yet I've had one for years with no problems.
     
  2. babu

    babu Mamihlapinatapai

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    I've had two 250GB WDC drives die on me in a year >_<
    While my ~15 year old ~400 MB drive still works as good as it didn't they day we got it ^_^;;

    edit: forgot I also had a 200GB segate drive that also died in about a year.
     
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  3. discworld

    discworld Blue Brother

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    the good old days ;)
     
  4. Shadowlayer

    Shadowlayer KEEPIN' I.T. REAL!!

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    Same here, did it gave you any wrong space numbers? like in my case I only had 100GB on it but it said it had just 30 or so left.
     
  5. JackAz!

    JackAz! Peppy Member

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    I had a busted 20GB Maxtor that said it had 83.333333333.etcGB free.
    Ran windows on my Dad's computer for over a year, then one day it died.
     
  6. babu

    babu Mamihlapinatapai

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    No, it started with windows freezing when accessing certain folders (in all cases). Next it started to having problems to find the drive and now it can't even find the drive (not in bios or windows). I'm guessing some chip might have fried on the HDDs PCB, that's why I bought a second 250GB same model to swap the PCBs unfortunately I got the wrong revision and they weren't compatible x_X
     
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  7. devzone

    devzone Robust Member

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    I had a 10MByte (yes 10 !) full height hard drive that sucked +12V 12Amps (motor) and +5V 4Amps (logic) from the psu, took 2 minutes to spin up to working speed before I could access it but it was ultra reliable and ran for over 10 years before I replaced it with a half height 40MByte

    I dont have a picture of it but heres a picture of a 110MByte version which has identical dimensions
    [​IMG]
     
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  8. Shadowlayer

    Shadowlayer KEEPIN' I.T. REAL!!

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    Dude dont tell me you got one of those when it was the highend...
     
  9. Mark30001

    Mark30001 Guest

    I would make a comment, but I don't want my hard drive to die tomorrow.
     
  10. kammedo

    kammedo and the lost N64 Hardware Docs

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    :lol: thats actually the same thing i was thinking
     
  11. devzone

    devzone Robust Member

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    Hell no I would never spend $4000 for a 10MByte HDD :lol:
     
  12. JackAz!

    JackAz! Peppy Member

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    And to think that 500GB HDDs are sub $100 now :p
     
  13. zappenduster

    zappenduster Familiar Face

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    i think i have one of those bricks laying near my dads router gotta check that some day its burried under dozens of cables
     
  14. Shadowlayer

    Shadowlayer KEEPIN' I.T. REAL!!

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    The storage business has the lowest profit margin of the entire IT industry.
     

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