Will replacing hard drive get rid of constant freezing and crashes?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by qpzm1234, Feb 15, 2010.

  1. qpzm1234 macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    I have a 2.16 c2duo macbook from '07. The pattern with using this laptop is it starts to really freeze frequently with the message I need to restart after about 8-10 months, and sometimes it completely won't restart after that...I've replaced the hard drive 3 times since getting it. I was wondering if this is basically normal in terms of hard drive life span of 8-10 months, and should I continue to replace the hard drive to improve performance, or should I investigate some other aspect of the laptop causing the computer to perform poorly after about 8 months or so?

    Thanks
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    I'd take a look at the logs. I suspect it's something other than the hard drive.

    Any panic would give you a detailed output and narrow it down to the specific component.
     
  3. qpzm1234 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It seems to occur more frequently when streaming videos...but streaming videos was fine with fresh hard drives...
     
  4. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    It's rather strange that replacing the hard drive would be a solution. It sounds like a browser issue. Which version of OS X are you on?
     
  5. qpzm1234 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I use firefox, but it freezes on safari as well. Well I was wondering what the average life span of a macbook hard drive is roughly, one that goes through vigourous use every day, ie pro audio apps, videos, downloads, etc. i would like to think it's longer than 8-10 months, but that's always seemed to be the average for mine...
     
  6. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    I'm hitting 3 years on my 2.5" drives. Some of them have been bare drives attached to a USB 2.0 adapter as well.

    You might want to take a look at this as well.
     

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