Western Digital/Seagate Switcharoo

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Posted on February 07, 2010 8:49 AM in Computers
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In June of 2008, I bought a 500 GB Western Digital hard drive to expand the storage in my HTPC, Lando. Well, for the past month or two, that hard drive has slowly been dying. Last week, I decided to order a new Seagate drive to replace it. Yesterday morning, I cracked Lando open and replaced the bad drive. Since the Seagate drive is 750 GB, that bumps me up to 2.25 TB instead of the 2.0 I had before. More importantly, though, the upgrade will hopefully give me some stability going forward.


Ryan on February 16, 2010 at 1:53 AM:

I hope all goes well! A while back I transitioned my long-term storage to a linux file server running a RAID mirror; now I don't worry about things like drives going bad (it still can happen, but it is *much* less likely to result in data loss).


ABS on March 07, 2010 at 10:08 PM:

I ended up using one of those mini HP towers as my media centre. It is actually very small compared to all the media-specific towers. I was able to fit my whole music collection on the installed hard drive, but I'm not converting DVDs onto the machine except for the rare backup or testing.

I'm surprised that in less than two years your hard drive is already dying.


bixryaoe on May 15, 2017 at 5:23 AM:

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