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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.

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