Re: Death of a 2nd WD hard drive
> I have experienced the death of 2 new WD Caviar drives after installing and running Debian Linux. Each drive started with a clicking noise, several weeks later read errors appeared and now completely dead. WD replaced the first drive without question. Before I replace the second, could Linux be causing this? The machine is a Gateway P-II 350.
Had this happen in Windows too. But theoretically, yes it could be a flaw in
the ide code not handling a WD exception case. However lots of people use WD's
and few report problems.