Summer Heat Wave

Fred J. Verster
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And I, just swapped a HD

Message 98444 in response to message 98443

And I, just swapped a HD 500GB Seagate (SATA 150), with SMART Status BAD, with an 1.5TB Seagate, SATA 300.(Second drive, data storage)
(€99,00, while the 'old' one was €140,00, back then, 2 years ago.)

A few month's back, I had to replace the C (BOOT) drive, also with SMART* Status BAD and crashed, had just made a Back-Up :), lucky me, but that's why Back-Ups are important and I could also BOOT, from this USB 2.0 Drive.

But I had not a good experience with Seagate lately and used Samsung's Spinpoint, Western Digital (and Hitachi).

Could be winter, in the Netherlands, 10C now, last night -2C.
(Haven't had any winters, apart from last year and I foresee a real winter, here as well.) But none in the period from 1999-2009, no frost at all.
One, or two, exceptions, which didn't prove the rule ;^)

Between 1999 and 2009 all summers were hot, for a typical Dutch 'summer'.
Must have something todo, with the solar output and changes on the sun's surface temps and bursts of hot gas blasted into space.

(*SMART=System Monitoring And Reporting Technology)

Donald A. Tevault
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RE: RE: Well, I thought

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Well, I thought I'd be making a good come-back. Now, it seems that the hard drive in my most productive machine has gone bad.

Sometimes, a person just can't win for losing.

But the good thing is that with the current recession, and the advancing technology, drives are really cheap right now!

Yeah, you got that right.

Anyway, I had a spare that I installed, and have just finished loading it up. While I was at it, I changed over from Xubuntu to Arch with LXDE. Xubuntu is supposed to be a lightweight distro, but it no longer is.

tullio
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I am using SMART too on my

I am using SMART too on my SuSE Linux 11.1 which credits it to dr.Bruce Allen.
Tullio

mikey
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RE: RE: RE: Well, I

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Well, I thought I'd be making a good come-back. Now, it seems that the hard drive in my most productive machine has gone bad.

Sometimes, a person just can't win for losing.

But the good thing is that with the current recession, and the advancing technology, drives are really cheap right now!

Yeah, you got that right.

Anyway, I had a spare that I installed, and have just finished loading it up. While I was at it, I changed over from Xubuntu to Arch with LXDE. Xubuntu is supposed to be a lightweight distro, but it no longer is.

Are you trying to say that my old 10gig and less drives ARE still usable?!!

Donald A. Tevault
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RE: I am using SMART too on

Message 98448 in response to message 98446

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I am using SMART too on my SuSE Linux 11.1 which credits it to dr.Bruce Allen.
Tullio

Yeah, SMART is a good thing. Unfortunately, I didn't think to install it on this particular machine until the hard drive started giving me problems. But, it did come in handy for verifying that I had a hardware problem, rather than a filesystem problem.

Donald A. Tevault
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RE: RE: RE: RE: Well,

Message 98449 in response to message 98447

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Well, I thought I'd be making a good come-back. Now, it seems that the hard drive in my most productive machine has gone bad.

Sometimes, a person just can't win for losing.

But the good thing is that with the current recession, and the advancing technology, drives are really cheap right now!

Yeah, you got that right.

Anyway, I had a spare that I installed, and have just finished loading it up. While I was at it, I changed over from Xubuntu to Arch with LXDE. Xubuntu is supposed to be a lightweight distro, but it no longer is.

Are you trying to say that my old 10gig and less drives ARE still usable?!!

Lightweight Linux distros work well with those old small hard drives. I have a couple of older machines running with 20-Gig drives, with no problem.

ExtraTerrestrial Apes
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RE: Lightweight Linux

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Lightweight Linux distros work well with those old small hard drives. I have a couple of older machines running with 20-Gig drives, with no problem.

The only problem with those old HDD guys is that they really like torturing your ears :p

MrS

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Mike Hewson
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RE: I am using SMART too on

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I am using SMART too on my SuSE Linux 11.1 which credits it to dr.Bruce Allen.


... and here's an article he wrote about it, with the tag line 'One of your hard disks might be trying to tell you it's not long for this world. Install software that lets you know when to replace it.'

For over five years now, I have always bought Western Digital.

Cheers, Mike.

I have made this letter longer than usual because I lack the time to make it shorter. Blaise Pascal

tullio
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From 1981 to 1985 I have used

From 1981 to 1985 I have used Onyx computers, designed by Scott McNealy, with big 5" 1/4 disks with transparent cover, each holding about 20 MB of data. They failed very frequently and we made frequent backups on 10 MB tapes. I don't remember who made them but they were called "Winchester". Now I have 2 160 GB Hitachi disks, plus a 1.4 TB external USB disk, made by Samsung.
Tullio
A 40 MB Microscience disk on my AT&T Olivetti UNIX PC, vintage 1986, is still running.

KSMarksPsych
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RE: RE: I am using SMART

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I am using SMART too on my SuSE Linux 11.1 which credits it to dr.Bruce Allen.

... and here's an article he wrote about it, with the tag line 'One of your hard disks might be trying to tell you it's not long for this world. Install software that lets you know when to replace it.'

For over five years now, I have always bought Western Digital.

Cheers, Mike.

I just picked up another WD external drive from Costco today. Price dropped too since the last one I bought 2 months ago. I'm jumping ship from Fedora to aptosid as I've gotten tired of Fedora not liking my hardware. Interestingly the aptosid (based on Debian Sid) LiveCD booted right to the desktop, unlike Kubuntu which gave me the same problems as Fedora. Learning the Debian way is going to be a pain after doing things the Red Hat way for so long. Are there any tips for sudo or apt-get?

Kathryn :o)

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