[mythtv-users] OT: Predicted hard drive failure; replacement consideration

Gabe Rubin gaberubin at gmail.com
Wed Apr 18 18:24:51 UTC 2012


On Wed, Apr 18, 2012 at 11:20 AM, Mark Boyum <circushair at boyum.us> wrote:
> So my wife txt'd me that our MythTV was displaying an error.
> Apparently one of my two recording drives is about to fail according
> to S.M.A.R.T.  (http://db.tt/HloTiIvB)
>
> Has anyone had any experience with this drive?  Using it mostly for
> Myth recordings and other media storage.
> http://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Barracuda-3-5-Inch-Internal-ST3000DM001/dp/B005T3GRLY/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1334772887&sr=1-1
>
> This is only my second drive failure since beginning with MythTV in
> 2007.  I'd like to take this "opportunity" to increase capacity again
> but would really like to keep the price as close to $150 as possible.
> I'm looking to order very quickly to get it installed this weekend
> (hopefully before complete failure).
>
> Sorry about the list noise and thanks for any pointers or advice.
> -Mark

Completely anectodatal, but I just had to replace a 1 TB Seagate
Barracuda drive in another machine.  It was about 18 months old.


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