Do I need a new hard drive again?

Bryce Larson bryceml at bryceml.us
Wed Jun 28 17:21:20 MDT 2017


I've heard WD red/green are really quiet, I think red are slightly quieter.  I have an HGST 3TB drive I'm using for my
nas/plex and it's really quiet except for when it spins up.  Makes pretty much no noise doing seeks.

On 06/28/2017 05:10 PM, Victor Villa wrote:
> so, i've never really had an opportunity to use this, but I've heard in
> this situation ddrescue can work like spinrite in that it reads each sector
> trying for data recovery.  may be worth a shot.
> 
> v
> 
> On Wed, Jun 28, 2017 at 4:25 PM, Barry Roberts <blr at robertsr.us> wrote:
> 
>> I ran fsck, but it wouldn't finish due to read errors.  I'm guessing
>> it's time to buy another hard drive.
>>
>> It's frustrating because the original drive in this computer (a WD),
>> lasted about 2 years.  I replaced that with an SSD and a Hitachi disk,
>> and it lasted about 2.5 years.  And here I am again.
>>
>> At least (knocks on wood) the SSD appears to be good for now.
>>
>> Can anybody recommend a reliable, quiet 3-5 TB hard drive?
>>
>> Thanks,
>> Barry
>>
>> On Wed, Jun 28, 2017 at 4:20 PM, Barry Roberts <manithree at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>> I ran fsck, but it wouldn't finish due to read errors.  I'm guessing
>>> it's time to buy another hard drive.
>>>
>>> It's frustrating because the original drive in this computer (a WD),
>>> lasted about 2 years.  I replaced that with an SSD and a Hitachi disk,
>>> and it lasted about 2.5 years.  And here I am again.
>>>
>>> At least (knocks on wood) the SSD appears to be good for now.
>>>
>>> Can anybody recommend a reliable, quiet 3-5 TB hard drive?
>>>
>>> Thanks,
>>> Barry
>>
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