Reply 49400 of 50510, by Trashbytes
debs3759 wrote on 2023-06-01, 16:38:
Damn, a lot of trash talking on the last couple of pages. […]
Damn, a lot of trash talking on the last couple of pages.
I had an ATA drive fail. Does that mean all ATA drives are bad?
In the same vein, I had several SATA drives fail SMART tests. Also am using a SATA drive that has over 10 years power on time and no issues.
Just because some folk had a bad experience with something, doesn't mean the same make and model can't work well for someone else. I have a very broad range of graphics cards and CPUs, and over 150 motherboards (mostly untested as yet, but hope to get my work space set up soon). I look forward to making my own comparisons between hundreds or even thousands of setups. Just because I can, no other reason.
Nope unless its a Deathstar. https://www.extremetech.com/computing/326292- … -deskstar-story this story is also a valid point for my previous post about true junk parts.
SMART isnt always perfect either or a fool proof indication that a HDD is dead/dying/sick so I take SMART results with a pinch of salt but in the same vein I wont be using that drive for anything critical either. But as a retro HDD sure why not, if it dies I can always replace it easy enough.
150 Motherboards Jesus...do you own a storage unit or perhaps a large garage 😁 but that honestly does sound like a fun time you have ahead there.