internal harddisk

Seagate / 320gb
April 26, 2010 at 21:53:58
Specs: Windows seven, e7300/4gb
Hi bro, just a question which company's internal hard disk is good and very stable. I have been using seagate for long time, i believe company's reputation has gone.I replaced my 320 gb hdd for several times , even though company gives 5 year warranty but no use.I was replacing my hdd continually and so many times data losses,recently just a weak back my hdd has come from replacement, just with in 5days of time again status of hdd has degraded. I'm really fed off with this hdd(seagate) prior to this same case with 250 gb. So which internal hdd is best(cost effective).

And please let me know that any incompatibility of my system is causing frequent hard-drive failure , I will provide with full specifications of my system. Myself i built this system.

Core2duo E7300
GA-Ep43(gigabyte mobo[no display board])
4gb(2+2) 667mhz
320gb seagate hdd ( 2008 june)
d-link wireless desktop adapter
Nvidia 9800gt of 1gb DDR-3
I-ball gaming cabinet with 600watt smps.

Cooling-additional 4 powerful fans and default 3 fans


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April 26, 2010 at 23:01:30
If you're constantly burning out HDDs in the same system, it's highly unlikely the the HDDs are to blame.

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April 27, 2010 at 00:55:39
usage for 66hrs of replaced hdd time caused degradation of hard-drive , yes we can't blame the manufacturer, do you find any incompatibility issues in my system configuration,(where is the problem ,i couldn't figure out)? if so, let me know.

and which company's internal hdd is reliable (no data loss) ?

regards for reply

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April 27, 2010 at 01:26:01
Nope, there are no compatibility issues.

"and which company's internal hdd is reliable (no data loss) ?"

I keep hearing good things about Western Digital and (mostly) bad things about Seagate. Though, in the ten or so years I've used them, I've never had a problem.

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April 27, 2010 at 01:54:57
ok bro thanks for reply .. I too had good impression about western digital because i had one 500gb external hdd, works good.
I will proceed for 500gb western digital .

can you brief reasons for hard drive failures,finally.

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April 27, 2010 at 05:34:03
You are experiencing data loss because you are not creating backups of personal data. While I agree you should not need to continuously replacing hard drives the fact of the matter is that eventually all hard drives will fail.

One possible cause of your excessive drive failures could be heat related. If your hard drive doesn't receive adequate air flow it is subject to additional stress.

There are many utilities to monitor hard drive temperatures. I suggest you install one and see what the temperatures are. Also monitor voltages. improper, or fluctuating voltages can also stress hardware.

What type of drive failures are you experiencing? Is the drive failing to show during POST, or just data corruption?

A nice utility to check many values in your system is SIW. Get SIW at the link below.

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April 27, 2010 at 11:12:10
The moment I installed drive on mother board i checked the status with 'Harddrive inspector' it was showing 97% healthy , Reliable. After a week i was playing farcry2 game seems to be jerking and I felt no response from computer, and icons disappeared from desktop and ...appeared , songs heard to be playing differently something like sticky sticky play.. and i tried some performance boosting things but no use, finally i checked with Harddrive inspector, i was shocked it was showing 47%Realiability and 47%error resistance 47% healthly and major changes it showed in s.m.a.r.t tech.. window
so i was really upset

any incompatibility from system configuration.
booting is good . last time not booted even, so sent it for replacement..
which harddisk is good(company)

And i too felt poor aeration might be reason for hdd failure and progressed for gaming cabinet with 7 fans and Installed newly returned hdd from replacement.(39 temp max..)

so suggestion

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April 27, 2010 at 11:24:35
Check the hard drive temperature using SIW from the link above.

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April 27, 2010 at 14:06:39
Seven fans is overkill. And if they are not arranged properly (in thru the front, out thru the back and/or top), you *may* be doing more harm than good. Side panel fans should NOT be used.

Considering the cheap iBall case & the fact that you called the power supply a SMPS, my guess is you're from India. We've had a number of people from your country post questions thru out the years I've been lurking around here & the majority of them were using cheap, non-name power supplies. I would take a hard look at the one you have. Did it come with the iBall case? If it did, that makes it extremely suspect. And 600W doesn't mean much of anything. It needs to be a reputable brand name unit with proper amperage ratings, especially on the +12v rail(s).

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April 27, 2010 at 20:37:57
I would have been overkilling but fortunately working good.
e.g. if i play game the old cabinet which i had prior was producing temp of 80-84 but after i changed my cabinet with much fan system facility temp. was under control 65-67max. . . seven fans; i meant ,don't laugh 1 from cpu another from smps(Umax) and other from Gpu. and additional 4 fans which makes system cool 1 is purely inlet of fresh air. Aeration is good no dought.

No I separately purchased for Nvidia grapic card , since it needs additional power so 600 watts.Its of company Umax with one year warranty , not so costlier but I afforded better than other companies avail here.

In India mass marketing, systems were assembled with low cost and they in fact run cool , you will find psu of 400rs (mercury) and psu of 3500rs (cooler master) but 90% people i believe will go for 400rs one.

advice me , If proceed for western digital hdd is it fine?

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