Well, I have been having spurious problems with various programs, and I finally
tracked it down. While trying to do a grep, the hd kept giving errors. :(
I look inside the machine and saw a sticker laying on the bottom of the case.
it says: seagate, warranty void if removed or something to that effect.
I immediately removed my harddrive and checked it, and sure enough, the sticker
was from it. The heat generated by the drive caused the sticky part of the sticker
to come loose. :( This sticker is VERY IMPORTANT, as it covers a hole in
the harddrive through wich you can see the platters. :(
I immediately replaced the sticker, and taped it on, but the damage is done. :(
the culprit drive: st-3120A 106MB IDE 1" high drive. Unfortunately, the
problem voided the warranty. I don't have a receipt for this drive anywhere.
It is still working, but I don't trust it anymore. does anyone know if I
can either make seagate replace, or repair the drive? It is less than a year
old.(this model drive is only out about 8 months)
Any help is MUCH appreciated. Thanks,