I don´t believe this!

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Willy S, May 6, 2006.

  1. Willy S macrumors 6502

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    While my other iMac is in the second repair after having its logic board replaced, I was checking for fun what type my other iMac used and noticed that S.M.A.R.T. says that the drive is failing! Maybe it is not a surprise since the cooling system is too poor to being able to cool the computer properly.

    The computer is 14 months old, so its not longer in warranty and I guess it wise to change the drive myself. It says it is a 80GB S-ata Western Digital and I´m wondering which drive I should buy. What would you recommend, a Seagate perhaps?

    I find this all ironic because I originally bought the Macs because I thought they were more reliable than PCs...
     
  2. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    its not like the HD is made by Apple, its a 3rd party part... HDs fail...

    Seagates are highly recommended, and usually have a good warrany and pice too.
     
  3. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    I try to purchase Seagate HDs whenever possible. They are usually more expensive but they come with 5 year warranties. Most other hard drives come with 1-3 years.
     
  4. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Soapbox moment: Why doesn't the OS periodically poll the HD for SMART status and pop up a window if it goes into fail mode? :rolleyes: *makes Ross from Friends voice* Could there -be- anything more important to know when you're using your computer?

    Okay, sorry about that. :eek:

    Can I ask a dumb question for a second... what kind of Mac came with an 80GB SATA hard drive? That sounds wrong for some reason... that's an awfully small drive to be SATA.

    EDIT: Apparently 80GB was the first size of SATA drive used in iMacs... Sorry.
     
  5. ChrisFromCanada macrumors 65816

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    SMARTReporter
     
  6. NEENAHBOY macrumors 6502

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    That was actually Chandler ;)
     
  7. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Thank you. Now, as a zealot, I'm required to continue whining about Apple's failure to put this in the OS while failing to take advantage of the perfectly good third-party solution, right? Just checking. ;)

    And P.S., NEENAHBOY, I thought it was only Chandler when he was making fun of Ross. :(
     
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  9. Pistol Pete macrumors 6502a

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    thanks as well.
     
  10. 7on macrumors 601

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    I have a G3 PowerMac that warned my mom of bad SMART status. It popped up a dialog box everytime she logged in. Of course I didn't notice it until I came home for a break. haha, crazy Windows users getting used to wading through dialogue prompts at boot...
     
  11. Willy S thread starter macrumors 6502

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  12. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Hehehe, that is funny. But putting it at login or at boot? I log into my iBook and reboot it about once a month. :(
     

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