It Happened: HD Failure

Discussion in 'iMac' started by HadItWithWindow, Dec 21, 2010.

  1. HadItWithWindow macrumors regular

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    My 27" iMac that I purchased on Dec 8 2008 had a HD failure. I was running bootcamp and Win 7 and thought I had a virus but the Apple Store geek said the HD was kaput.

    This has to be a record for short lived HD's on a Mac. And no, I didn't have extended warranty.

    Anyone else have such a bad experience?

    My MBP is chugging along and I'm pretty certain I will NOT partition the HD on the Mac when I get it back tomorrow.
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Partitioning probably had little to do with it. Platter-based drives die all the time.
     
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    How on earth did you buy a 27" iMac in 2008? 27" iMac was introduced in October 2009. As said above, HDs die all the time.
     
  5. HadItWithWindow, Dec 21, 2010
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    HadItWithWindow thread starter macrumors regular

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    I may have screwed up. It may be a 24". It is in the shop right now so I can't say for certain. The Apple rep told me it was purchased on Dec 8 2008. It is a 2.8GHZ Core 2 Duo Mac 8.1
     
  6. fhall1 macrumors 68040

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    You can be certain....it's not a 27" if it was bought in 2008
     
  7. Paulywauly macrumors 6502a

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    thats bad luck, but as its a mechanical device theres always a risk of it dying on you. I wouldnt blame the iMac as such, hard discs are the same regardless of what computer they are plugged into.
     
  8. Stealthipad macrumors 68040

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    iMacs are hot inside and hard drives hate heat!:apple:
     
  9. HadItWithWindow thread starter macrumors regular

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    I know

    Yes, that is my suspicion. It is on 24/7. I've had PC's since they came out in the early 1990's with no HD problems after years and years.

    I guess that's why I'm so surprised a relative new iMac would go kaput.
     
  10. Stealthipad macrumors 68040

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    I have had dives in PCs last for over 10 years and others that failed in less than a year. Best to realize that it can happen any time and keep a constant back-up.

    I do trust my SSD drives in my latest Thinkpad and iMac but I still back up to protect my data every day.
     
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    It's likely the 24" or the 21.5" and certainly not the 27". The 27" is HUGE in comparison to the 24".

    I have a 24" 8,1 also. 3.06GHz C2D, 6GB RAM, and the 1TB HDD. So far my HDD is doing fine.
     

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