High Speed Drive Incompatibility
I have been told that the hard drive cable in my machine cannot handle a 7200 rpm hard drive. This seems to align with two problems I've had: a 500 gb 7200 rpm Seagate drive that failed (albeit after a few months) and a 750 gb 7200 rpm Seagate drive that failed in 4 days.
The 500 gb drive shows as failed per SeaTools and Disk Utility. Conclusion: Failed Drive-return to vendor.
The 750 gb drive shows as good per SeaTools, but with a failed boot sector per Disk Utility. Disk Utility "repairs" the drive, but an immediate check afterwards shows that the boot sector still fails. Conclusion: unknown
Both drives are checked via a usb-connected Apricorn enclosure.
Is this a good question?