Wednesday, January 13, 2010
An earlier post about an editing place's dying hard drives never mentioned the type of HD that was dying. Turns out it was a Maxtor DiamondMax 10 300GB PATA133. Model 6L300R0.
Actually, it turns out it was THREE of these drives. The first one, the one I recorded the sounds from (lets call it Drive A) died first.
Drive A was rarely accessed, but it was nearly full with only about 200MBs of room left.
Drive B died about 3 days later and was used for hourly secondary backups for a long time and had maybe 50GBs left on it.
Drive C died 4 days after that, yesterday. It's not exactly dead, but it's making horrible noises and access time is quite long. It was used constantly as a Render/Test Export drive.
So, three DiamondMax 10 PATA 300GB drives all dying within about 8 days. All on separate busses and two being on separate Macs.
All three were in external cases and all power supplies were attached to UPS's.
Posted by Walker Ferox at 1:47 AM