HDD going going Almost Gone

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Garemz, Apr 9, 2008.

  1. Garemz macrumors regular

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    #1
    I took it to my Mac dealer today he said it can go anytime now. So they ordered me a drive should be here in the next couple of days.

    Anyone else having this issue?

    Cheers
    Gary
     

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  2. queshy macrumors 68040

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    Wow, never seen that before (on any mac). Good luck with the replacement drive...
     
  3. miniConvert macrumors 68040

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    Wow, SMART was actually useful :D

    One has to wonder if SMART has gone wrong or if the HDD really is about to bite the dust ;)
     
  4. siurpeeman macrumors 603

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    i had that issue with an ibook that was dropped one too many times. :(
     
  5. aussieinrome macrumors regular

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    Short lived HDD

    I had the same problem when I purchased a brand new Sony Vaio UX, the HDD died almost immediatly, the replacement however till works perfectly after 2 years. You just got a faulty drive, it happens rarely, but it does happen.

    I got the SSD MBA so I wouldn't have to worry about the HDD.
     
  6. RedTomato macrumors 68040

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    DO NOT USE your drive for ANYTHING except BACKUP.

    BACKUP your MOST VALUABLE files FIRST.

    You dont want to start a full backup, have it spend 30mins backing up 20GB of applications, then have it fail fatally just before backing up 10MB of your cashflow projections / tax returns / almost completed Great American Novel.
     
  7. aussieinrome macrumors regular

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    You're so right, in fact two days after I backed up my Vaio UX the HDD died for good.
     
  8. Garemz thread starter macrumors regular

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    The funny thing is My MBA is still working fine. Could it be a software error?

    Cheers
    Gary
     
  9. Me1000 macrumors 68000

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    I wouldnt risk it!
    It could be a software error, but back it all up to be safe.
    Take it to apple, and they will hook you up with a new drive, or maybe (just cross your fingers) a new MBA!
     
  10. newyork9854 macrumors newbie

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    That's very cool you got that warning, I go no such warning and my Air's HD just failed. The "genius" at the apple store spent 30 minutes insisting it was a software problems until someone from the back room did the diagnostic and realized the drive failed.
     
  11. krye macrumors 68000

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    I wouldn't risk it. It's in warranty, so sure, let them give you a fresh one. Backup your stuff now!!!
     
  12. mcvaughan macrumors 6502

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    I got absolutely no warning at all when my SSD failed! Back up now...
     

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