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I have a G5 1.8 dual tower. It's nearly 3 years old. It has an 80 gig maxtor drive. How do I know when it's time to get a new one??
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Agreed but do backup important files often so when it does go someday down the road, you will have all your files that do not come with the OS.
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Hi there,

I definetely agree that you should back up your hard drive regularly. Your Maxtor hard drive should still be good. Depending on who you talk to and what you use your computer for, the life spans go from 3 - 7 years.

Here is a link on an article I read about hard drive failure and signs to look for. I recently had an issue with hard drive failure for my sister in law's hard drive. The article was informative. Hope this helps

http://www.pcstats.com/articleview.cfm?articleID=1583

Do you have an external hard drive to put your stuff on? I recently upgraded my notebook hard drive and used the old hard drive (80 gb) as a external hard drive. Since hard drives are coming down in price, maybe it's an option to put a new and bigger HD in and use the 80GB as striclty an external drive.
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