Currently Being ModeratedFeb 28, 2013 1:48 PM (in response to Maxmacgregor)
I don't have an answer to the failures, but if it were mine I would seriously consider a solid state drive as a replacement if needed.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 1, 2013 5:35 AM (in response to dalstott)
Thanks for replying, but this isn't the sort of answer I was looking for. I'm more looking for what has happened, and what steps can be taken to fix my computer. Thanks though
Currently Being ModeratedMar 3, 2013 6:02 AM (in response to Maxmacgregor)
Bump.If there's no other answers I will just go to the apple store I guess.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 3, 2013 7:37 AM (in response to Maxmacgregor)
This is not an answer to your immediate problem. Since you are obviously not a novice, there is not much that can be said from a distance that you don't already know and have tried.
A friend had a similar experience a few weeks ago... the gist of it is that as his hard drive kept failing, apparently some of the Time Machine backups were damaged as well. When he replaced the dying drive he restored from TM. The result was that the new drive also started acting up, presumably because some of the restored files were damaged... Cleaning everything out and reinstalling solved the problems.
One thought following on that. Do you have the old drive that failed? What about putting it in a suitable enclosure (~$10), hooking that up as an external, and looking into the drive to try to figure out what went wrong? This could help resolve yur questions about the computer itself being the root cause, not the hard drives.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 3, 2013 9:00 AM (in response to Eustace Mendis)
Thanks for replying. I do have a 1tb portable hard drive which I backed up most of my data to, via Time Machine. When I got my new hard drive, I believe I used a really old time machine backup to reinstall OSX off. This may be one of the reasons, but I would be surprised because the latest back up on there was from quite a while before the original hard drive broke. (1-2 months).
I have the original hard drive (from Apple), but the second one got replaced for the most recent one. The only issues with it is that it got fully erased by Apple themselves, but they couldn't reinstall anything onto it, which is why I needed a new one. I'm at school studying Computing at the moment, and they do have a lead to connect my hard drive up to the PC's there, but you can't find anything of value on there.
I appreciate your help.