This is just sh*t

I'm proud to announce quick and miserable death of my Maxtor 120Gb HDD. "Physical destruction of HDD heads. Unrecoverable." Very well, now I can relax and have my dose of Windows XP (wheww) while the HDD travels to Moscow and back and guess what, nothing kde-related in the meantime. Bad one.

I've been able to compile qtruby before that crash, but somehow it caused segmentation faults right in Qt::Application (aka QApplication) ctor, so I dunno whats going on there, need to debug it alot.

I've finally got some internet at home, so I will be able to do more net- and cvs-oriented kind of stuff. Good one.


Maxtor disks are bad, bad, bad. Never buy them.

The IBMs had a rough spell a few years back, but got better, and under Hitachi's badge, they should continue to be good.

You can't deny the sheer joy of speedy, silent disks from Seagate, though. My personal choice.

By KDE User at Sat, 08/30/2003 - 13:55

People told me that Barracuda IV or V would be just fine. I personally thought that since Maxtor bought Quantum, they bought its fine technology and quality also. I was very very wrong. Well, lesson for me...

-- keep in touch. berkus.

By Stanislav Karchebny at Mon, 09/01/2003 - 11:58

I've witnessed the death of two IMB drives, and that's that for me, never want to do anything with them now.

Seagate are the best. There is one sitting in my internet gateway computer nonstop, it's been running fine since 1998 believe it or not, (OK it's really small (2.1GB), but as I say that comp is just an internet gateway now :-)).

By KDE User at Wed, 09/03/2003 - 09:50