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    when sharing (legally) alot of files all at once do you all have more HDD crashes?
    I've had 2 brand new hitachis go COMPLETELY bad on me after lasting 2 months MAX
    thanks

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    'Legally'? Arrrr, who are ye kiddin' me hearty! Only illegal stuff breaks hard drives, it just down- / uploads faster!

    This said, try optimizing the cache settings of your bittorrent client. Do a search, there is a ton of material available on that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ezE View Post
    when sharing (legally) alot of files all at once do you all have more HDD crashes?
    I've had 2 brand new hitachis go COMPLETELY bad on me after lasting 2 months MAX
    thanks
    Maybe you shouldn't buy hitachis then?

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    yea, it seems to only happen when sharing alot of different things all at once
    hitachis SUCK!

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    Hard drives should be able to withstand years of constant read/write activity.
    Stop buying cheap drives.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ezE View Post
    when sharing (legally) alot of files all at once do you all have more HDD crashes?
    I've had 2 brand new hitachis go COMPLETELY bad on me after lasting 2 months MAX
    thanks
    looks to me more of a controller's drivers problem than anything else.
    are they SATA2 or IDE?
    what's the mobo ?
    what's the controller chipset ?

    go to www.drivermax.com and install it. update all you can.

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    Depending on the error reported, it might also be a faulty PSU.
    It could be blowing the drive completely, or not harming the drive at all but causing so many errors that it appears that the drive has failed.
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    dam, sounds like you guys now your shat.
    the drive is definately screwed. I tried running some drive manipulation boot cds(but it was the hitachi cd's called D.F.T. forgot what that stood for)
    I plan on trying other drive fixers:
    spinrite
    acronis disk director
    diskeeper pro
    dpsoft hdd regenerator
    and some others I just want to try cause i had some valuable 411 on those HDDs

    CABALO, it was PATA.. so its for a laptop
    I'm sure it had something to do with the filesharing alot at once and crappy drive and possibly not optimal cache settings (like has been recommended to me)

    thanks to all for the help!

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