RE: ATA 80GB disk recommendation
Bruno Buys wrote:
> To me, simply there is no clear pattern on what brand is good or bad.
Agreed. Eventually, they all die. Predicting when "eventually" will arrive is
an exercise left to the reader. ;-)
I'm now using the best hard drive mobile docks I could afford (vibration
isolation, all-metal construction for conductive cooling, dual fans for
convection cooling, over-temperature alarm) and the drives seem happy:
In any case, I back up compulsively -- important data in four places: current
image, nightly tarballs on another drive in the same box, tarballs rsync'd to
another box nightly, and tarballs burned to DVD monthly.