- Dec 19, 2005
There's a class of things that you buy because they're literally the worst X ever made. I didn't think hard drives where in that class
That's all fine and good, but THESE drives in the OP are the death star 75GXPs. These have absolutely no value.So.... there's history. There were many DeskStar drives that were quite bad. And like most disk providers, once fixed, the DeskStars became some of the very best drives out there. Of course, most of you know them as Hitachi drives. While Hitachi was its own thing, with the now fixed issues of the DeathStar behind it, they produced some really really nice long lasting drives. And though they are "no more", even today's branded Hitachi's (now WD) seem to have a pretty good reliability rating, but it's not because of what I just said, I think they're just lucky mostly.
It's like getting one of those firestone tires from the 90's off an old explorer and putting it over your fireplace as decoration.
my backyard will be a very strange treasure trove of stuff in the future. Car parts, computer parts, bottles, and who knows what else I've just toss off the deck and on to the mountain side below.Next day, 20 geeky dudes with metal detectors scrounging in the woods....
Nope, I had 2 that lasted MANY years. If you kept them cool you were far less likely to have issues. I had one in a cool drive case and the other with a 80mm fan blowing on it.
I had one of those drives back in the day mine never died but the board it was attached to did (Asus A7N8X-E Deluxe) I had that quite a while so when it died I upgraded to a new fangled SATA hard disk drive
Toss it into am i845 SDR Pentium 4 motherboard with an XGI Volari V8 Duo Ultra and you'll be cooking with gas, in the sense that you'll be trying to make food powered by burning farts.There's a class of things that you buy because they're literally the worst X ever made. I didn't think hard drives where in that class
HalonToss it into am i845 SDR Pentium 4 motherboard with an XGI Volari V8 Duo Ultra and you'll be cooking with gas, in the sense that you'll be trying to make food powered by burning farts.
Oh, MAN! On purpose?!Halon
I just got my 2nd sealed Duo the other day @ https://hardforum.com/threads/sealed-boxed-never-opened-xgi-volari-duo-v8-ultra.1995847/
The only motherboard brand that I saw wasn't affected was MSI. The capacitor plague was one of the primary reasons most of those brands don't exist anymore, they were crushed with RMAs and lost millions of dollars.as were most back then. i was doing warranty replacements on systems we built that were less than a year old. epox, GB, asus, abit, everything we used had the issue.
https://hardforum.com/threads/fsft-rules-read-before-posting-or-commenting.1891705/Sent you a pm on heatware. New account here so can't post in fst or pm but interested in your board.