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Topic # 127070 29-Jul-2013 10:04 Send private message

Basically a couple months ago, i tried to install ubuntu server 12.0.4 on my desktop and it literally killed me hard drive. i still have it, but it wont spin up, no sounds come from it at all. SO, today i tried it again, and well, same thing happened, but this hdd still spins up. HOWEVER, it is not usable but it spins up.

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  Reply # 867675 29-Jul-2013 10:07 3 people support this post Send private message

Let's just put it this way, there are literally millions of Ubuntu machines out there without dead hard drives.  

So I put to you the following.

1. You have incredibly bad luck
2. those hard drives were about to die anyway and the act of installing an O/S (which is fairly disk intensive) pushed them over the edge

And in the second case "it spins up but is not usable" - what exactly do you mean by not usable?

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  Reply # 884692 26-Aug-2013 14:07 Send private message

We are still curious about what went on here.
More details would have been useful. Did either hard drive get taken to another professional for some analysis?
Was the problem occurring on one particular motherboard, one SATA cable, one PC power supply etc. or were hardware variations tried?

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