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    Aug 23, 2007
    Time to get a new HARD DRIVE?
    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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    Feb 02, 2004
    When the one you have stops working.
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    Jan 04, 2005
    Modesto, Ca.
    iMac late 2007 10.11.b4, iMac 2008 10.10.5, Macbook2007 10.7.5, Mac Mini 10.7.5, iPhone 3GS Note 8!!
    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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    Jul 18, 2007
    Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
    Macbook white 13' Core 2 duo 2.0 Ghz, 1.5 G Ram, 160 GB Hard Drive
    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

    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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