I was just wondering how long do hard drives usually last? I've had mine for a full 3 years and i'm planning to get a new one, probably the 120gb WD for $60 (AR). I was just reading some other posts and got kinda scared to hear ppl's hard drives were dying on them after around 3 yrs.
And now to a different topic, a cdrw question. I just bought the Mitsumi CR-485GTE(for only $30 cdn AR) and cant seem to burn faster than 24x. Could it just be a media prob? I've only tried 48x sonys- only went up to 16x and with 48x tdks(cmc) which would let me select 40x but would only go up to 24x and dropped to an average of 16x. I don't know much i'm basically a noob. I've read some other posts about dma and cdrw media. My dma is enabled. I wanted to try the ty fuji's but the only one's i could find were $80 at my university bookstore! So is the a media problem or is it my computer?
Thanks in advance for your help!