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(mis)Fortune 500

Written on February 20, 2009 by CincauHangus

After a day filled with so many misfortunes, it has to end on an even lower note.

My freaking 500GB harddisk crashed on me. And this is the 2nd 500GB hard disk that failed. What’s in it? Life time’s worth of photos. 80GB worth of photos, and some backup and archived files. Not to mention the movies and tv series I’ve downloaded!

Thankfully I’ve learnt my previous lessen of not keeping my eggs in one basket. Same photos are in another two 750GB hard disk and a 500GB hard disk. (yeah that’s an overkill, but only because i was transferring them a week earlier and havent deleted them yet.)

Geek post:

This is the 2nd 500GB crashed on me. Word of caution, don’t buy Seagate hard disks 7200.11 series. I heard there may be a problem with the 7200.12 (newer) series as well but yet to be confirmed (and I just recently bought that one too -_-). I have 4 Seagate 7200.11 series hard disks, 2 which has failed – both 500GB, and 2 more 750GB in my NAS, RAID 1. I wonder when that would fail..

Update: 7200.11 harddisks has a 40% failure rate!

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  • Comment by Eri:

    sobs. my harddisk oso crashed… sobs. i know how u feel T_T

    February 20, 2009 @ 10:12 am
  • Comment by CincauHangus:

    *sob* that’s my 2nd one in one year! =(

    February 20, 2009 @ 10:24 am
  • Comment by Anne Marie:

    *hugs* aiks… no more buy seagate ady ler… must find better brand. ^^

    February 20, 2009 @ 2:38 pm
  • Comment by Huai Bin:

    I’m sorry to hear that mate. It happened to me too, so I understand how it feels. A 120 GB hard disk (Seagate too) had a head crash for some reason. I was really careful with it, hand carrying it from Melbourne to Sibu after I came back for good after completing university. 120 GB may not be big, but it was big back then and I was using a 3.2 MP digicam so you can imagine how many photos I lost. It’s all photos of my time in Australia, so I feel your pain.

    February 20, 2009 @ 8:13 pm
  • Comment by CincauHangus:

    Huai Bin: YEAHH! Now my new hard disk is failing as well! :(

    February 21, 2009 @ 12:36 am
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