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Should I replace this hard drive?
« on: June 19, 2018, 10:52:04 am »
Powered on for 27 years?  Its a Sata hard drive in a laptop.  They don't make them like they used to :)

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Re: Should I replace this hard drive?
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2018, 11:27:19 am »
As long as you have backups and don't put critical data on it....why replace it?  It was meant to be used.  What model drive is it out of curiosity?

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Re: Should I replace this hard drive?
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2018, 02:22:14 pm »
I vote to keep it in use as well... as long as it's not a final source for critical backups... my last desktop had drives dating into the early 80's... also curious of the brand

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Re: Should I replace this hard drive?
« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2018, 04:08:39 pm »
Its a Toshiba.  Strange thing is that Sata hard drives were not introduced until 2003  :-\
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Re: Should I replace this hard drive?
« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2018, 05:56:56 pm »
Its a Toshiba.  Strange thing is that Sata hard drives were not introduced until 2003  :-\

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Re: Should I replace this hard drive?
« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2018, 06:39:18 pm »
They weren't even making 80GB drives 27 years ago. You were lucky to have a single gigabyte in 1991.