Resolved 4 HDD's in 4 Years

Discussion in 'iMac' started by alksion, Oct 29, 2013.

  1. alksion macrumors 68000

    alksion

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    My iMac has been behaving noticeably erratic over the last few days. The Windows partition is all but useable and my OSX partition is beginning to display similar signs.

    Finally got the thing booted in Windows safe mode and ran HD Tune. The test crashed after it was discovering the 6th bad sector!

    Just like the title said, this will be the fourth hard drive going bad in a little less than four years. I don't need an explanation as to why, because there are many, but the only thing I can correlate it with would be heat. Yes, drives have a 100% fail rate, but this is absurd.

    Time for me to open her up, replace this failing HDD and then quickly sell it to buy a 2013 model. No better time to get a new one than now I suppose.

    I just can't believe my luck.. At lest I have multiple backups.
     
  2. fa8362 macrumors 65816

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    If I had 4 HD failures in 4 years, I wouldn't buy another iMac.
     
  3. orangezorki macrumors 6502a

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    Could it not be a dodgy power supply? I can imagine it supplying too high a voltage and eventually frying the HD in a subtle and annoying way.

    David
     
  4. alksion thread starter macrumors 68000

    alksion

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    Yup, next month I'll be ordering a new iMac.

    I understand that too high of a voltage output would be undesirable, but that could cause bad sectors?
     

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