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    lightshow's Avatar Asleep at the wheel
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    I've been having a horrible time with my hard drive . It is a Samsung 40gb ata100 hard drive (samsung sv4002h). It is currently in dma mode 4 according to my ide controller card (which i updated *sis ide controller*), but it hangs on everything.

    I took it to pcpitstop.com and it says its been trasferring at from 9mb/s to 29mb/s. It took the test about 5 times. My motherboard supports up to ata 66 but my hard drive just won't do it. It's only about 2 years old and its been reformatted twice to try to fix the problem but to no avail. I'm thinking about buying a new hard drive, but i was thinking a pci ata133 card would be cheaper...

    Do you think i should go with the pc card or get a new hd?
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    zapjb's Avatar Computer Abuser BT Rep: +3
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    Look I don't understand the point of your post, except the title. Go to the HDD makers site & RMA it. Up until about a year ago just about all HDD had 3yr warr. Now just about all HDD have only 1yr warr. GL.

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    Yeah how would an ata ide controller card instead of a hard drive help you?

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    Wolfmight's Avatar Poster BT Rep: +1
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    Originally posted by zapjb@12 August 2003 - 12:58
    Look I don't understand the point of your post, except the title. Go to the HDD makers site & RMA it. Up until about a year ago just about all HDD had 3yr warr. Now just about all HDD have only 1yr warr. GL.
    Mine had 4 yr.. and i bought it off ebay too.
    Maxtor 40gb 7200 rpm.

    gonna get an extra *working* 40gb to add to my 80gb hd computer soon.
    now i'll have 120gb totalz wew, finally a place to store those movies.. and ISOs

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