I had a huge disaster recently with my athlon machine and
lost a one year ole 60GB Maxtor diamondmax. I don't know what went
wrong where. And now i can't even get into the maxtor to check what is
So, the first think i doubted on is my motherboard. I am not
sure if it supports the new ATA technology hard drives. Cause i bought
this motherboard for a cheap deal that i got on some online retailer.
And now there isn't much of tech support for the product from the
manufacturer or anybody.
Can somebody please tell me if there is anyway
software/hardware that i can run on my computer and check what is what
and hence upgrade it only if necessary. I my concern is that i am
thinking of buyin a new hard disk in a week or so. I don't want to
wreck it just because of of some small mess up that i haven't taken
And also please educate me if there is any chance that
linux will kill hard drives because of some mis-managment or bad
administration or some human or software issues. I run RedHat 7.2 on
my machines. Please inform me with this two issues.
I would really really appreciate any kind of help. Thank
yo uvery much.