On Tue 05 May 2009 at 07:44:06 PDT Manolis Kiagias wrote:
I recently replaced my Lacie external hardrive (used for backup) with a
WD MyBook. The Lacie was about two years old and the USB interface
failed. The disk is still ok. I believe this came along as a result of
faulty design decisions:
- The disk was on and spinning all the time, no matter if accessed or
not (it was only getting mounted for an hour or two a day)
- There was not enough space in the box and around the disk, very bad
I had the same problem with a 500GB LaCie external drive. The USB
interface had been flaky for a while, and finally died one day when we
had a windstorm and the power went out. I removed the drive from the
housing and connected it directly via SATA, and it's been running like a
champ ever since.
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