Posts tagged ‘WD1001FALS’

Bring a Dead WD1001FALS Back to Life

I have a few Western Digital WD1001FALS 1 TB hard drives and they have been pretty reliable for the past few years until recently. One of my WD1001FALS’ died suddenly a few months ago. Since it was still under warranty, I sent the dead drive back to WDC and swapped for a replacement drive. A couple of weeks later however, another drive failed in a similar manner (the harddrive would not spin up). Instead of sending it back for another RMA, I decided to take a better look at what was causing the failure and see whether I could fix the drive myself. Continue reading ‘Bring a Dead WD1001FALS Back to Life’ »

Ubuntu 9.04 on My Main PC

Last month,I upgraded one of my PCs from Ubuntu 8.10 to Ubuntu 9.04 and everything went rather smoothly. Since my main PC is running Ubuntu 8.04 (LTS) and there is no option to upgrade to 9.04 directly without going through 8.10, so I decided to try a fresh installation. Continue reading ‘Ubuntu 9.04 on My Main PC’ »