Powerbook HDD Question

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by cypher, Oct 3, 2005.

  1. cypher macrumors member

    Sep 28, 2003
    I had a powerbook g4 1.33ghz and the hdd quit on me in the 13th month. I used to do a lot of downloading and moving of large files consistantly and was wondering if this could have been the cause for the hdd failure. I bought a new powerbok recently and would not want the same thing to happen to it again.

  2. Rod Rod macrumors 68020

    Rod Rod

    Sep 21, 2003
    Las Vegas, NV
    HDD failures happen sooner or later. It's unpredictable. That's why it's a good idea to have a backup strategy. I've had a HDD failure in a 12" PowerBook G4 and an external FireWire case. The enemies of hard drives are heat, movement and time.
  3. Bear macrumors G3

    Jul 23, 2002
    Sol III - Terra
    And an occaisional manufacturing flaw.

    I've had drives die in a short itme frame and I've had dirves that have lasted years. You just never know when one might die.

    So backups are indeed your friend.
  4. cypher thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 28, 2003
    But will not doing HD intensive tasks on my PB help in extendng the life of the HD?

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