Hi guys, for some reason I seem to have very little luck with 3.5" mechanical HDD's - then I realise I'm probably asking too much of them.. My how the years go by quickly. My new rule of thumb: don't expect a mechanical HDD to last longer then 3 years. After yelling at a recently deceased HDD I decided to see what the online community has to say about this and came across this artice. It's ~18 months old now, but I thought I'd share here in case any other OCAU'ers have similar frustrations. I'm glad to see someone is out there doing this research though!