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Re: Did my hard drive fail cause of Linux?

>>>>> "Clive" == Clive Menzies <clive@clivemenzies.co.uk> writes:

    Clive> On (21/05/06 21:27), ben wrote:
    >> My 5400 rpm 80gb ATA drive in my powerbook just failed the
    >> tilted the laptop, eventually it got so bad that the drive
    >> wouldn't read without rocking my laptop back and forth. My
    >> linux partition was formatted with ext3 journaling, so my
    >> question is was there something to my setup that may have
    >> endangered the lifetime (2 years) of this drive?

    Clive> Unlikely.  It is probably coincidence.  Sounds like dodgy
    Clive> hardware.

I'd say coincidence. The 40 Gb drive in my G4 laptop died a few months
ago. Just under 3 years old. It never (gasp) ran Linux, only Mac OS X.


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