Just about 30 mins or so ago the spare drive on the Mac Pro at work died. Ordinarily this would be an unremarkable event but I am posting because of the origin and longevity of this drive. It was a Maxtor 80GB hard drive and was the original drive for the PowerMac G5 my boss purchased in February 2005. It has been powered on 24/7 since that time and has been the main drive in both the G5 and a couple of our PCs for a while. For the last three years it's seen service as my burn drive in bay 2 on the MP. I keep nothing on it I cannot afford to lose and while it's death has taken out downloaded files that were waiting to be burned none of THAT affects my work. This drive has survived the death of the PowerMac's logicboard and it chose to go AFTER I burned content today and not before or during. Interestingly, Disk Utility sees the drive as a 0K drive (which is too small to be partitioned) and DiskWarrior does not see the drive at ALL! I think this is a stellar run for a drive that was probably manufactured in late 2004 and has been running continuously for the last 11 years! RIP original PowerMac G5 hard drive!