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gribble
Average Life of Hard Drive?
on Sep 12, 2006 at 9:11:43 am

I run a professional motion graphics and animation studio and have recently had an HD die on me (bad sector).

It has been used hardcore for about 2 years.

Is this the expected lifespan?

Gribble
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Simon Carlson-Thies
Re: Average Life of Hard Drive?
on Sep 12, 2006 at 3:34:33 pm

That all depends on your HD how well was it built... there a lot of factors that go into how long the drive will last, I have had media drives die in a year or last for 10 it depends on the drive...


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gribble
Re: Average Life of Hard Drive?
on Sep 12, 2006 at 9:11:29 pm

The HD was the stock standard one that ships with the Dual G5 PPC.
I think for Asia Pacific the Macs are shipped out of Singapore...

Gribble
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David Roth Weiss
Re: Average Life of Hard Drive?
on Sep 18, 2006 at 6:11:31 am

The SATA drives that were typically shipping in Power Macs are Maxtors with a one year warranty. I think they have a mean time between failures of about 350,000 to 500,000 hours. Meaning, on average they last several years, but any single drive could fail at any time.

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