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2733 Views 10 Replies Latest reply: Jan 13, 2011 4:21 PM by Grant Bennet-Alder
If those prices are in Euros, those guys are Robbers. I suggest you never buy anything from them.
A new Western Digital black 1TB sells for US$100 (under 80 euros) in the US.
Do not be put off by a re-Install. It takes an hour or two, and gets you close to where you left off. Many of the settings are on a per-User basis, and will follow your User data, provided you can restore your user data from a Backup. The additional tweaks you need to make will be obvious as you work.Beige G3, G4/867, G4/dual 1.25 MDD, MacPro'09 w cheap SSD, Mac OS 8.6 or Earlier, and 9.2, 10.5 and Server - LW IIg, LW 4/600, ATalk ImageWriter LQ
OK. That is not bad at all.
The reason I bring it up is that drives are cheap. Get another drive and replace the one that is having trouble so that you can get your work done. In 1988, an 80GB drive was US$1000Beige G3, G4/867, G4/dual 1.25 MDD, MacPro'09 w cheap SSD, Mac OS 8.6 or Earlier, and 9.2, 10.5 and Server - LW IIg, LW 4/600, ATalk ImageWriter LQ
Drives above about 300GB or using 10000 RPM motors are recently-developed and are going to be pretty fast.
WD "Green" drives are for backups, not for performance.Beige G3, G4/867, G4/dual 1.25 MDD, MacPro'09 w cheap SSD, Mac OS 8.6 or Earlier, and 9.2, 10.5 and Server - LW IIg, LW 4/600, ATalk ImageWriter LQ
Currently Being ModeratedJan 7, 2011 11:21 AM (in response to Grant Bennet-Alder)Maybe you meant 8GB for $80,000 in 1988? We had a 5GB drive in mid-1980s that was the size of a double-wide fridge and I'm sure IBM charged an arm & leg for. That replaced a small 'farm' of 100-500MB DASD, each the size of washing machine top loaders.
I remember when a 100MB drive dropped to under $1000 in 1990.
To the OP:
SuperDuper or Carbon Copy Cloner
Data Rescue 3 (demo) if you need to recover files that the above won't
A small Mac OS system volume to run disk repairs and maintenance.Mac Pro 8800GTX Corsair F90 SSD, Mac OS X (10.6.5), 3.2GHz 10K VelociRaptors Win7 GTX 460
I am showing my age. I just cannot switch gears fast enough to cover the changes we have seen so very recently. It was an 80MB drive I meant.
I have recently bought some small WD 3.5" form factor drives with 10000 RPM speeds in 35 and 70 GB sizes. They work well for a System drive or as an Alternate System for Repairs.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 13, 2011 4:12 PM (in response to Grant Bennet-Alder)Update: Got a 1.5 TB 7200 RPM Seagate Barracuda and I'm now running 10.6.6 on a CLEAN install.
Much faster and no freezes so far. Pretty sure it was indeed the old hard drive that was the culprit.
Thanks a bunch!Mac OS X (10.6.6)
When things are calmer, you can initialize that troublesome drive with Write Zeroes option. When it finishes (after several hours) it should be 100 percent good blocks, or have an "Initialization Failed" or other error.
If it passes, it may not be good enough to trust every day with your best data, but it could be used as a backup drive.