I just had a brand new 1.5TB hard drive fail, making it the 4th hard drive to fail in my desktop system since the beginning of the year. So far I’ve lost 2 IDE drives and 2 SATA drives.
What’s confusing to me is that there are 3 drives in the system that have had no problems, and the system is rock solid apart from eating the occasional hard drive. The Power Supply is an Antec 500W supply less than a year old.
And ironically, all this hard drive failure has happened since I started backing up frequently to an external firewire drive.
I don’t know what to think really, but it’s annoying as fuck.