What would you do?
I have 2 Seagate 500gb hard drives mirrored both have failed several times. When they fail I test and send them to Seagate still under the 5 year warranty. When I get a returned drive it has a different serial number and is 'factory refurbished' The drive last a 6-18 months on average. The cost of return is around $10-15 bucks. They seem to take turns failing. This time the drive that failed can be unhooked and gently shaken and hooked back up where the PC will try to rebuild the mirror set but then fails. I do not believe it is the PC's fault. I have 5 hard drives in my box and the only 2 that fail are the 500gb drives. (1tb green, 320gb, and a 64gb raptor). It had been suggested I am pulling too much power so I disconnected the 3 extra drives for months until one of the 500gb drives failed. I have the feeling when I getting factory refurbished drive, I am really getting someone's problem drive. I have swapped port on my MB and power cables to the drives.