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Mr. Gruntsworthy April 2, 2013 07:18 PM

What's the oldest drive you currently have in service?
Just curious, to see what the oldest drive you have in service is.

Mine's nothing special--just an 80GB IDE drive for my HTPC.

MacJunky April 2, 2013 09:21 PM

What counts as "in-service"? Use it at least once every couple weeks?

lowfat April 2, 2013 09:36 PM

I guess an Intel X25-M G1.

Desiato April 2, 2013 10:06 PM

I just put a WD 2500KS from 2006 back into the rotation--excuse the pun--for temp files. But it's seen extremely low use the past four years.

The oldest drive I've used regularly is a 1 TB Seagate Barrracuda (7200.11 maybe?) from 2009. It was from the run impacted by the firmware related failure from that period, but updated before I began using. It's going to be retired soon.

I think I have a pretty good success rate with drives because I focus temp and swap activities to specific drives and partitions.

LionRed April 2, 2013 10:11 PM

40 GB No name Hard Drive running 24/7. Using it as an OS Drive (win xp).

Perineum April 2, 2013 10:46 PM

I think this will be between MacJunky and I.... I don't have MFM but I do have SCSI

A Quantum Fireball and a Quantum Lightning, forget what size the one is but I think the lightning is 365 MEG

MacJunky April 3, 2013 12:17 AM

I have MFM and SCSI, but the Seagate ST-251 of my 286 was pulled in favour of the only CF card I could find that would work reliably with it. A 32MB SanDisk card(old, but not that old).. and as for SCSI, well, I do not really use my Mac Plus and it's Seagate ST-125N much so I am not sure if it counts as in service. No HDD in my IBM 5150, most other things I like to either use a newer drive or a CF card. Have not touched my PowerBook 145, 150, 160 with their 2.5" SCSI drives in forever, so those get to be excluded. And it looks like the capacitors in the displays are leaking so they do not work very well anyway. I did have a 20GB Maxtor in my ethernet tap box, but that machine is no longer being used.

I do have other drives stowed around here and there but they are certainly not in service. So that 32MB CF card in my 286(all other CF cards in use are modern) or the 80GB Seagate ST380021A in my PowerMac G3 (aka Beige G3, not the Blue&White model) in AT case that I use for Mac OS 9 stuff.

Bond007 April 3, 2013 02:48 AM

Not regular use, but my computer built Jan 2002 is still running the original 40gb hard drive. Can't remember what it is... Will take a look next time I boot it.

Mark April 3, 2013 04:35 AM

WD WDC1600 IDE 150G on my xp that's in use everyday :)


grinder April 3, 2013 06:48 AM

whatever HDD is in this puppy, prolly 20GB... IDE for sure... production linux router.


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