I lost two HD's at the same time
by bbriley - 12/9/05 7:51 AM
In Reply to: Had Two Disks Fail by richard-s
In November, 2004, I was running two Western Digital Caviar HD's - the C: drive was the original, 20 GB, drive and the second, a 40 GB drive, was divided into three partitions: one for Linux (Reiser FS), one for documents for both Linux and Windows app's (FAT 32) and one for Windows games (NTFS). Both HD's failed soon after I upgraded a video card. At the time, I didn't connect it with the video card but in hindsight, one of two things caused the failure, probably - 1) the increased video card load caused power supply overload and malfunction, which then damaged the HD's, or 2) a neighborhood voltage loss and then spike damaged the controllers for both drives. And RE: the data: a local shop was able to recoved much of the data, including the Win XP files, on both drives, but eventually I had to repair windows XP and re-install most of the games. At the time, two new HD's were installed (Western Digital), but I later installed a much better power supply as well AND a much better power spike protector.
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