Western Digital hard drives are garbage

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by messenjah, May 19, 2005.

  1. messenjah

    CBFalconer Guest

    A nice exposition of the causes and thought processes behind them.
    I would conclude that one is generally better off, in reliability
    terms, by getting slower drives. That should make 5400 RPM quite
    desirable. As far as I am concerned speeds remain more than

    Some informative links:
    CBFalconer, Jun 1, 2005
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  2. messenjah

    Impmon Guest

    So he'd be waiting for the aforementioned hard drive to show up as he
    said "...yet" I hope he has something to do to pass the long wait. =)

    Speaking of extinct or obsecure drive manufactors, whatever happened
    to Winchester? I have a huge hard drive sitting around gathering dust
    because I don't know how to hook it up or what its power requirement
    is. It's 50MB but weights like a typical sack of cement mix and
    probably has power requirement that would melt my house's fuse panel.
    Impmon, Jun 2, 2005
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  3. Winchester was a name originally applied to some drives made by IBM,
    but became a generic term for a hard drive. The name somehow derives
    from the Winchester 30-30 rifle.
    =?iso-8859-1?q?M=E5ns_Rullg=E5rd?=, Jun 2, 2005
  4. The drive of that model number is a 10GB Fujitsu. One of the many
    Fuji companies makes aluminum disks to be used in hard drives, but
    there's no way of telling what's inside a given drive.
    =?iso-8859-1?q?M=E5ns_Rullg=E5rd?=, Jun 2, 2005
  5. messenjah

    Bob Guest

    30 MB capacity, 30 msec seek time.


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  6. messenjah

    Rod Speed Guest

    Rod Speed, Jun 2, 2005
  7. =?iso-8859-1?q?M=E5ns_Rullg=E5rd?=, Jun 2, 2005
  8. messenjah

    PerfectReign Guest

    I wonder what kind of beer they drank while coming up with that.

    Hard drive beer?

    kai - - www.perfectreign.com

    kai:/> format a:
    Error: The DOS concept of formatting disk media is screwed.
    To format a floppy, use "fdformat /dev/fd0"
    and then "mkfs.minix /dev/fd0".
    PerfectReign, Jun 2, 2005
  9. Well, we all know it's bad to drink and drive.
    =?iso-8859-1?q?M=E5ns_Rullg=E5rd?=, Jun 2, 2005
  10. messenjah

    Rod Speed Guest

    Rod Speed, Jun 2, 2005
  11. =?iso-8859-1?q?M=E5ns_Rullg=E5rd?=, Jun 2, 2005
  12. So did SCSI drives before that and so did several drive series after
    the 75gxp.
    That's a load of bullshit.
    Nope, false again.

    [rest of bullshit snipped]
    Folkert Rienstra, Jun 17, 2005
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