Given that hard drives must be replaced every 3 years, will time capsule have to be disposed off every three years?

Given that hard drives must be replaced every 3 years, will time capsule have to be disposed off every three years?

Post by zoara.will » Mon, 21 Jan 2008 21:27:15


You'd a though Greenpeace would be all over that

Whilst 500GB and 1TB are okay capacities for the time being - adequate
for backup for most home users, what's the score with replacing just
the hard drive?


-z-

---


No 3G. No MMS. No DVD player. Lame.
 
 
 

Given that hard drives must be replaced every 3 years, will time capsule have to be disposed off every three years?

Post by zoara.will » Tue, 22 Jan 2008 08:00:49


Jan,

That seems to be the consensus amongst the 'experts' (or atleast
enthusiasts) on the Mac-centric podcasts including (but not limited
to):

- MacBreak Tech
- MacCast
- Mac Geek Gab (from the MacObserver)


Also from personal experience. My first TiVo failed after around 3
years (hard drive failure)

And given the rapidly falling prices of hard drives, it's not that
much to just dispose of a drive after 3 years. (You'll get something
for the same price with way higher capacity)

 
 
 

Given that hard drives must be replaced every 3 years, will time capsule have to be disposed off every three years?

Post by zoara.will » Tue, 22 Jan 2008 08:38:56


Why don't you shove a fork up your ass?
 
 
 

Given that hard drives must be replaced every 3 years, will time capsule have to be disposed off every three years?

Post by daveseymou » Tue, 22 Jan 2008 20:19:22


Was it a troll? Seems like a valid question to me.
 
 
 

Given that hard drives must be replaced every 3 years, will time capsule have to be disposed off every three years?

Post by daveseymou » Tue, 22 Jan 2008 21:07:38


http://www.yqcomputer.com/

FINAL PARAGRAPH: The average life span for today's hard drive is
between three and five years.
 
 
 

Given that hard drives must be replaced every 3 years, will time capsule have to be disposed off every three years?

Post by daveseymou » Tue, 22 Jan 2008 22:10:39

n Jan 21, 12:55m, J.J. O'Shea < XXXX@XXXXX.COM > wrote:

Does Mac OS X magically increase the lifespan of harddrives?
 
 
 

Given that hard drives must be replaced every 3 years, will time capsule have to be disposed off every three years?

Post by Paul Russe » Tue, 22 Jan 2008 22:14:46


I think by "lifespan" here they probably just mean how long a hard drive
is used before it's thrown out. Five year old disks tend to die of
obsolescence rather than actual failure.

Paul
 
 
 

Given that hard drives must be replaced every 3 years, will time capsule have to be disposed off every three years?

Post by Lewi » Wed, 23 Jan 2008 01:42:21

In article
< XXXX@XXXXX.COM >,



That's absurd. Whoever wrote that for HP is a complete and total moron.

Now, it's quite possible that they were equating average machine life
with HD life, and that the businesses they are looking at replaced their
machines every 3-5 years.

or, it's possible that article was written 5 years ago by someone who
really knew nothing at all, and it's just still there in their database.
Since it mentions Windows ME and 98 quite prominently, that's my
suspicion.

It doesn't matter WHY it was written, it's still absurd.

About the only time I've ever seen a HD life listed as that low, it was
on the first gen TiVos which were listed as 5 years. Of course, tivo
drives are writing CONSTANTLY, 24 hours a day, 365 1/4 days a year. And
the first gen TiVos used rather lousy Quantum Fireballs, so a 5y
lifespan on those I can believe.

--
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Homer: This is the worst day of your life SO FAR.
 
 
 

Given that hard drives must be replaced every 3 years, will time capsule have to be disposed off every three years?

Post by daveseymou » Wed, 23 Jan 2008 02:09:43


HP probably know what they are talking about. Their advice is more
valid than some bloke on a newsgroup. (No offence)
 
 
 

Given that hard drives must be replaced every 3 years, will time capsule have to be disposed off every three years?

Post by Lewi » Wed, 23 Jan 2008 02:51:05

In article
< XXXX@XXXXX.COM >,


I seriously doubt that.


Well, it's contrary to a vast store of knowledge, none of which agrees
with their assertion. Also, HP knows nothing about hard drives. They
don't make hard drives, they don't service hard drives. The buy hard
drives, and that's about all. They are not an authority. I'll believe
the manufacturers, my own experience, and yes, even some bloke on a
newsgroup before I believe them because all of these have more of a
basis.

--
Bart: This is the worst day of my life.
Homer: This is the worst day of your life SO FAR.
 
 
 

Given that hard drives must be replaced every 3 years, will time capsule have to be disposed off every three years?

Post by nospa » Wed, 23 Jan 2008 04:04:18

In article < XXXX@XXXXX.COM >, Lewis



actually, they did (and might still, not sure). i have one.
 
 
 

Given that hard drives must be replaced every 3 years, will time capsule have to be disposed off every three years?

Post by Darrell Gr » Wed, 23 Jan 2008 05:04:43

In article
< XXXX@XXXXX.COM >,



No, but the hard drive in Time Capsule is server grade. e.g.,
http://www.yqcomputer.com/

Cheers,

Darrell

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elus.net
 
 
 

Given that hard drives must be replaced every 3 years, will time capsule have to be disposed off every three years?

Post by MoTa » Wed, 23 Jan 2008 05:51:47


You know that Seagate offers a 5 year warranty on their HDDs. They
would be pretty screwed if HDDs only lasted 3 yrs!

--
mother tarisa
 
 
 

Given that hard drives must be replaced every 3 years, will time capsule have to be disposed off every three years?

Post by zoara.will » Wed, 23 Jan 2008 06:26:18


Must you be so foul-mouthed? This is a public forum.

Now that you have egg on your face, I hope you show some remorse.
 
 
 

Given that hard drives must be replaced every 3 years, will time capsule have to be disposed off every three years?

Post by Lewi » Wed, 23 Jan 2008 09:36:28

In article <210120081104183574% XXXX@XXXXX.COM >,




Just because they stuck their nameplate on it does not mean they made
the drive.

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Homer: This is the worst day of your life SO FAR.