well, the 60 gb maxtor is now officially dead. keeping track of all my harddrives must be pretty difficult, so I'll recap the whole story:
bought two new drives for my new computer.... 15 gb western digital and a 60 gb maxtor. i was really careful installing both, as I always am, making sure to ground myself and never touching the components directly.
i boot it up... high pitch screeching noise. it bugs me for weeks while I'm trying to figure out what's making the noise. i keep the case open for several days trying to narrow it down. once i figure out that it's the western digital, I hear it screeching and I quickly roll back my chair (on a hard plastic sliding mat) and slide under my desk and push on the top of the drive, hoping it's just rattling around in its mount, rather than a problem with the drive itself. i accidentally place my thumb on the bottom of the maxtor ... *spark* i static electricity'ed the hell out of the maxtor drive.
so, in summary: 15 gb western digital drive started bad. but I got that one replaced yesterday. the 60 gb drive I killed because I was stupid. what a waste of $247.00.
in addition to my gadget to-buy list of mp3 player, scanner, and digital camera, i'm going to need to add "new harddrive". however, i don't think it's too important .... i don't really need that much diskspace.
i hearby rate my gadget list from most wanted to least wanted:
- digital camera (oh how I miss my old one)
- hard drive
- mp3 player
think i'm going to read now.