Need some practical info on HDDs ...

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http://forums.fedoraforum.org – ... mostly 'cuz I'm cheap. Here's the 411: Default target and victim: Target (A) - Desktop daily driver. Victim (B) - Euthanized Laptop Current installed configuration (A): (1) 3.5 PATA 120g Maxtor DiamondMax 6B120PO (OS plus storage -- starting to fail) -- Main daily driver OS (1) 3.5 SATA 500g Samsung HD502HJ (Storage -- healthy) (1) 2.5 SATA 500g Hitachi HTS545050B9A300 (OS plus storage -- healthy) (1) 3.5 SATA 320g Hitachi HDS721032CLA362 (OS plus storage -- healthy) Narrative: The rest is a combination of good and bad news. The bad news is ... we can now officially blow taps over (HowTos)