Hard drive failure(s)
Hi, I recently had a hard drive fail in one of my 5xxx units. It began failing by getting stuck, stuttering and ultimately got stuck on "Please Wait".
I had bought two 320GB drives on Ebay about a year back and I was ready to install them. I installed the first one and, after a few hours of inputting etc I had it working, good as new. It lasted not quite 2 weeks and stopped responding and got stuck on "Please Wait". Okay, unfortunate but what are you gonna do? I pulled out my other and last spare. Installed it and after a few hours of back and forth was able to get it working. Seemed to work great for all of 3 days and then it started stuttering big time and went to "Please Wait" heaven (hell).
So my question(s) are-
1. Is the commercial advance a feature that goes with the hard drive or the motherboard? I realized that I really like commercial advance.
2. I read somewhere that the 320GB Drives were prone to failure, is that the consensus and should I avoid those? They've certainly failed on me.
3. Other than popping them into another unit, is there a way to check the drives? Both of these failed with the same motherboard/unit.
4. Does it have to be one of those Maxor hard drives or can any hard drive be configured to work in the Replay chasis and how difficult is it to put the software on the drive?
Thanks in advance.
I had a 5508 on deck waiting for the next failure so I have that one in service now but I'm completely out of spares at this point.