Third Hard Drive Failure - Logic Board?
I own the Mac Mini Server - A1283. Dual 500mb hard drive and 2.53ghz.
The machine suffers from repeated hard drive failures. Two hard drives were replaced under Apple Care Warranty (about one every 12 months). First the upper then the lower. Now one of the new drives has failed.
The symptoms are usually the same: the machine is working fine until one day it starts to freeze and then ultimately refused to restart.
I am now running OS X from the remaining hard drive. It can verify the broken disk in Disk Utility and it says SMART status is verified. But it cannot mount the drive. This is causes repeated freezing and error messages so I am about to open up the server and remove the bad drive.
My question: what could be causing these repeated hard drive failures? I am reluctant to install another hard drive if there could be a deeper cause.
Could it be a logic board problem?
Thanks for help,
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