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  Reply # 315001 5-Apr-2010 16:14
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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.

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  Reply # 315078 5-Apr-2010 19:58
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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.

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  Reply # 315081 5-Apr-2010 20:02
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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).

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  Reply # 315123 5-Apr-2010 21:27
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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.

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  Reply # 315149 5-Apr-2010 22:49
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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.

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