Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | 2 


1937 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 53
Inactive user


  Reply # 315001 5-Apr-2010 16:14
Send private message

I'm only going off information from the INTERNET, but it does seem that a firmware revision of these drives means that PHYSICAL damage occurs to the drive which eventually gives up.

It doesn't seem to be a case of "a small percentage of these will fail".

If anyone has any friends or family members with these laptops I would check it out for them.

Apple will replace DEAD drives but I personally believe they should be PROACTIVELY seeking out drives in this series and replacing them.

31 posts

Geek


  Reply # 315078 5-Apr-2010 19:58
Send private message

Heck - look I totally understand what is being discussed - but (heh, you knew that was coming) ya got to back up ! Hell, Apple make this so easy.
I really sympathize when work or memories are lost but the cost these days of maintainig a robust backup strategy is next to nothing.
Can't blame Apple imho - drives die sooner or later.

Fwiw - I've lost 5 external backups over the years. Only 1 was mission critical - and not cloned to another. I count myself very lucky.
Anyways- cold comfort.
Cheers

My 2c

 
 
 
 




1937 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 53
Inactive user


  Reply # 315081 5-Apr-2010 20:02
Send private message

Ok so you think that the need to back up means that companies can ignore KNOWN FAULTS with their hardware which seem (anecdotally) to cause all such drives to fail sooner or later?

If I told you that you could buy some new 1Tb HDDs for $20 but they will fail within 1-3 years, would you accept that as being acceptable and rely on a backup strategy to save you?

I dunno, but I'd rather have a drive that actually works as intended (like 99% of those on the market).

31 posts

Geek


  Reply # 315123 5-Apr-2010 21:27
Send private message

Man, dunno what else to say.
Everybody has to backup/clone or have a raid in place or you are going to bleed.

Sorry that stuff was lost.
I'm out.
Cheers



1937 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 53
Inactive user


  Reply # 315149 5-Apr-2010 22:49
Send private message

Nothing was lost - I'm not bitter about any lost data.

I'm perplexed by Apple not caring about people writing new data onto hard drives seemingly destined to fail.

We got out clean. Thousands of others won't.

1 | 2 
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

CPTPP text and National Interest Analysis released for public scrutiny
Posted 21-Feb-2018 19:43


Foodstuffs to trial digitised shopping trolleys
Posted 21-Feb-2018 18:27


2018: The year of zero-login, smart cars & the biometrics of things
Posted 21-Feb-2018 18:25


Intel reimagines data centre storage with new 3D NAND SSDs
Posted 16-Feb-2018 15:21


Ground-breaking business programme begins in Hamilton
Posted 16-Feb-2018 10:18


Government to continue search for first Chief Technology Officer
Posted 12-Feb-2018 20:30


Time to take Appleā€™s iPad Pro seriously
Posted 12-Feb-2018 16:54


New Fujifilm X-A5 brings selfie features to mirrorless camera
Posted 9-Feb-2018 09:12


D-Link ANZ expands connected smart home with new HD Wi-Fi cameras
Posted 9-Feb-2018 09:01


Dragon Professional for Mac V6: Near perfect dictation
Posted 9-Feb-2018 08:26


OPPO announces R11s with claims to be the picture perfect smartphone
Posted 2-Feb-2018 13:28


Vocus Communications wins a place on the TaaS panel
Posted 26-Jan-2018 15:16


SwipedOn raises $1 million capital
Posted 26-Jan-2018 15:15


Slingshot offers unlimited gigabit fibre for under a ton
Posted 25-Jan-2018 13:51


Spark doubles down on wireless broadband
Posted 24-Jan-2018 15:44



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.