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Mike B
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      Jul 6th, 06, 1:12 PM
I now have several disks that are reaching 2 and 3 three years of continuous
use, with no problems at all.

Do modern disks fail gracefully or do they still go belly up like in the old
days with "read errors" and lots of noise?


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      Jul 6th, 06, 6:41 PM
Mike B <someone@noplace> wrote

> I now have several disks that are reaching 2 and 3
> three years of continuous use, with no problems at all.


Thats not unusual.

> Do modern disks fail gracefully


Nope.

> or do they still go belly up like in the old days with "read errors"


Yes.

> and lots of noise?


Not very often now, tho noisier than before they failed due to the recalibrations.

Quite a few dont spin up at all, completely silent.


 
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