The disks are nearly two years old and a Hitachi I have just bought does not have this counter so cant compare. The PSU a Hiper 530W is about 4 years old now. I was thinking of replacing it with a Corsair 500W and while I'm at it the same for my other machine downstairs which has a WinPower PSU which are known to go pop after 6 months. New PSU?
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Billion 7800 on 24 Meg Variety LLU