I must admit we are seeing an unholy amount of portable drives failing lately. I've have not tracked brand - just checked a couple
Two Toshiba 40s two Travelstars.
I'll check the main pile tho many go back with machines. Not much of a case I would think.
It DOES however point out how critical back up is.
Drives are getting hit hard with media use and X swapping and the heat of modern portables.
We've had few problems with Toshiba's in our pocketcases so I think it's a combination of heat and brutal loads from the OS.
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I back up every day. I use Retrospect to backup mine and my wife's notebooks to a PowerMac G4 with a spare hard drive in it. It's all automated and our computers don't have to be logged on for the backups to run (although, yes, they have to be on and awake). That's why hard drives are so cheap, so you can have a spare one for backups. If you don't backup every day, they you can obviously afford to lose more than a day's work. If you can't, then you're just playing the lottery waiting for your number to come up.
Should also keep in mind that hard drive and computer manufacturers consider 2-3% failure rate as the norm (that's probably within the first year), so if Apple sells 1,000,000 Macs in a year, 20,000 to 30,000 hard drives could be failing and it is still considered normal failure. If only 0.5% of those people write about it in Apple's forums or other web sites, you're looking at 100-150 people complaining about their hard drives each year. I'm sure the failure rate doubles after the second or third year.
I bought a cat 26 months ago. My cat died... literally came to a loud, Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrinding halt! Lost ALL life signs ( I did have a picture of him from two weeks before...).
I did some research.... seems that cats are the pet of choice by the Humane Society. Some people have gone through three cats in less than a year. This is not normal pet wear and tear.
IF YOU HAD YOUR CAT DIE IN YOUR LAP... I WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU!
I am looking at establishing a class action lawsuit here against The Humane Society/Cats for putting inferior pets into our laps. There is precedent for this, but each province that has class action legislation needs to have at least TWO people register with a class action legal firm, in order to see about a truly national class action taking place that will allow all Canadians who purchased cats in good faith to be reimbursed for their trouble.
Currently The humane Society is involved in 0 class actions, and none of them involves cats or dogs.
IF you have had problems with your pet it is likely a cat. Even if you had a warranty and lost your pet you can still be involved in a law suit and its settlement.
Class Action lawsuits do not cost you money. The law exists to protect people like consumers from this kind of disregard for what we paid good money to purchase.