Do I need a new hard drive again?

Victor Villa vvilla at gmail.com
Wed Jun 28 17:10:00 MDT 2017


so, i've never really had an opportunity to use this, but I've heard in
this situation ddrescue can work like spinrite in that it reads each sector
trying for data recovery.  may be worth a shot.

v

On Wed, Jun 28, 2017 at 4:25 PM, Barry Roberts <blr at robertsr.us> wrote:

> I ran fsck, but it wouldn't finish due to read errors.  I'm guessing
> it's time to buy another hard drive.
>
> It's frustrating because the original drive in this computer (a WD),
> lasted about 2 years.  I replaced that with an SSD and a Hitachi disk,
> and it lasted about 2.5 years.  And here I am again.
>
> At least (knocks on wood) the SSD appears to be good for now.
>
> Can anybody recommend a reliable, quiet 3-5 TB hard drive?
>
> Thanks,
> Barry
>
> On Wed, Jun 28, 2017 at 4:20 PM, Barry Roberts <manithree at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > I ran fsck, but it wouldn't finish due to read errors.  I'm guessing
> > it's time to buy another hard drive.
> >
> > It's frustrating because the original drive in this computer (a WD),
> > lasted about 2 years.  I replaced that with an SSD and a Hitachi disk,
> > and it lasted about 2.5 years.  And here I am again.
> >
> > At least (knocks on wood) the SSD appears to be good for now.
> >
> > Can anybody recommend a reliable, quiet 3-5 TB hard drive?
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Barry
>
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