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Old 02-05-08, 08:20 PM   #13
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Old 02-05-08, 08:48 PM   #14
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i still got some old fireball drives that still work!
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Old 02-05-08, 09:08 PM   #15
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When I move and no longer need my HTPC I'm converting it into a RAID5 web/file server. Hot swapping FTW.
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Old 02-05-08, 09:30 PM   #16
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I buy a new drive everyday. I image the old one to the new and away I go again.
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Old 02-05-08, 09:32 PM   #17
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LOL Me too! It's in my parent's computer as a back-up drive.
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Old 02-05-08, 09:38 PM   #18
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i run it til it dies.
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Old 02-06-08, 09:31 AM   #19
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I've not had any die yet (now that I say that though...<crosses fingers>) but I usually replace them due to size advances. However, I tend to get nervous if they are over 3 years old.
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I've had my maxtor, but recently, after having a problem transferring it to a new pc (couldn't get it out of the cage) I may have scratched it up a bit... there were some bad sectors before that though. Had the thing since i joined nvnews, so probably 3 years or so, time to RMA the thing .
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