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Discussion in 'World Community Grid (WCG)' started by Chicken Patty, Feb 20, 2009.

  1. blkhogan

    blkhogan New Member

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    If I told u.. I'd have to kill u
    Hahahaha.... love it. :laugh:
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    hogan, i just remembered,that maxtor is belonging to seagate! i knew that, because i recently wanted to RMA a drive there (from Seagate) and the Maxtor drives were just another category of the RMA pages;)
    just to let you know,not to correct you :)!
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    I'm sure they are. It's amazing how careless pepople are with thier stuff. When I was a child, I saw how cautious my father was with his stuff, and he taught me to be cautious as he was... at first, I thought he was nuts and took it way too far, but as an adult, I now think that ordinary people are nuts with the way they treat thier stuff, heh
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    especially girls, like to treat tech very bad :D ESPECIALLY Laptops! (going into the bed with them,incl. overheating;))
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    agree 100%. You have to treat this stuff with TLC. Now fans on the other hand, I tend to break. :laugh: Fans and I dont get along very well. I have been known to throw things in the field behind my house now and then. :( Bad short temper, bad bad. :mad:
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    some bearings are very easy to damage, like magnet bearings, ball bearings and sleeve bearings... hydro bearings for example are very difficult to break. a friend of mine always sticks his foot in one of my arctic cooling F12, since a few weeks, just for spontaneously stopping it. neither the blades, nor the bearings got damaged till now, but the test series continues !:D
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    His foot? Your case on the floor? :laugh:
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    yeah, but it was the fan off a big fat badass Monster Rad :D
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    Chicken Patty WCG Moderator Staff Member

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    two maxtor drives about 4 years ago or so and both died, never again.
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    [Ion] WCG Team Assistant

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    Same here, except I had like 6. Maxtors may have gotten better, but I don't care to risk finding out when I know that WDs work fine and are very affordable
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    Chicken Patty WCG Moderator Staff Member

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    yeah, no need to risk it again with WD in the market :D
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    Seagate owns Maxtor now. All Maxtors since perpendicular recording are rebadged Seagates. Nothing more, nothing less. Prior to that, they were their own company, and complete junk. Not anymore.

    Maxtor and Seagate are one in the same. The only difference is usually the warranty period.

    I've had the worst luck with pre-Seagate Maxtors. I've had the second worst luck with my WD drives from a few years back. Around the beggining of perpidicular, WD's quality seemed to be in the shitter. It's back now tho.

    Samsung has been good to me so far as well.
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    Chicken Patty WCG Moderator Staff Member

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    I actually have an Hitachi SATA 160GB in my i7 cruncher. I have had that drive for about 3 years or so now, working flawlessly.
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    I knew someone bought them. Thanks for the info. :toast:
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    Chicken Patty WCG Moderator Staff Member

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    Now that Wile E mentioned that I remember I bought a Maxtor HDD for a friends build and it said "Manufactured By Seagate" on it. There you have it :)
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    its like when you buy a Audi then its produced by VW
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    or a Bugatti... the Bugatti Veyron features a 1001 PS V16 Motor, made by Volkswagen in Wolfsburg, just like a normal VW Golf, but in muuuuuuch smaller Batches!;)
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    [Ion] WCG Team Assistant

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    So I'm probably not going to be able to get around to reinstalling Windows on the laptop until Friday night or some time this weekend (final for the calculus class Friday morning), so it'll continue crunching until then, I've set it to reboot after each BSOD so at least I won't loose much crunching time
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    Chicken Patty WCG Moderator Staff Member

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    That'll get the job done for now ION, keep us posted and good luck on your exam :toast:
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    Chicken Patty WCG Moderator Staff Member

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    Has anybody heard of stanhemi? I just shot him a PM, last time I checked he was having some pretty bad health issues. Just a bit concerned since he hasn't been around since.
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    [Ion] WCG Team Assistant

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    Nope....now that I think of it, I haven't :eek:
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    Just so everyone knows, my rigs going to be crunching extra hard for the next few days. I'm mostly bed ridden at the moment and have to use my GF's laptop.

    I had a disagreement with a flight of stairs. :shadedshu
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    [Ion] WCG Team Assistant

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    Ouch, sorry about that! I guess it's good that the rigs are going to be on more :ohwell:
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    Yeah, good for the team... I'm still and one piece. But my doctor told me to take it easy on my ankle. Said if it had twisted it just a bit more I might have done some permanent damage. I'm still hobbling around, just have to wear my combat boots that support my ankles if I do.

    Oh, and I'm going to have another cruncher online soon. Building a rig for a friend and he okay'd WCG/BONIC. :D
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    Take care once you're healed!

    Those accidents and the healing time may be bad, but the worst is once you're declared healed by a doctor. I was impatient and when I was "healed" went about my day as normal only to tear my muscles which had become weak from inactivity. What should have been a 6 week healing time became a 10 week healing process. :shadedshu I can't balance on that foot anymore which I find funny:laugh:

    On to happier things, good to hear about all the extra crunching power! :toast:

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