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    My Infill G4 hard drive crash!

    Well, I turned on my G4 and heard that infamous hard drive clicking....my heart sank. I turned off the G4, plugged in a keyboard to look at the bios and upon booting, it does see the hard drive as primary master, but eventually comes to the screen to insert a bootable device and while all this is booting up I hear that clicking sound from the hard drive.

    And help to restore my hard drive is appreciated. I don't see that there is a restore cd or image available yet, or did I miss it?

    Thanks....Happy 4th everyone!

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    Out of curiosity which hard drive (size) do you have? I read elsewhere that there is a restore disk available for those who need it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JasonMK View Post
    Out of curiosity which hard drive (size) do you have? I read elsewhere that there is a restore disk available for those who need it.
    On the next batch we might concider offering the seagate ee25 drives:
    http://www.seagate.com/ruggedized
    http://store.mp3car.com/SearchResults.asp?Search=ee25

    they are a tad more expensive but for people who live in pot hole plagued cities, this could be good.

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    that would be nice but the biggest they offer is 40gb

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    My order was from the first batch of G4's, and only came with the 40gb hdd. I would love to install a larger hdd so I can fill it up with music videos and mp3. 40gb really isn't that much for all the G4 can do.


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    dally28 - I would recomend calling the store tomorrow and telling them about your situation. Ask for Adam. He should be able to set you up with the restore CD since you're in a special situation.
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    Cool

    Thanks, they are getting a restore dvd to me, pheww. I finally get it to boot up if I keep the Windows XP dvd in the drive and do a hard reset. Hmm, very weird, maybe something with the boot section.

    Thanks everyone for your help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fiberoptic View Post
    On the next batch we might concider offering the seagate ee25 drives:
    http://www.seagate.com/ruggedized
    http://store.mp3car.com/SearchResults.asp?Search=ee25

    they are a tad more expensive but for people who live in pot hole plagued cities, this could be good.
    would it be possible to run multiple of those with an infil? like somehow hook a few of them together in a case and run it off usb?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fiberoptic View Post
    On the next batch we might concider offering the seagate ee25 drives:
    http://www.seagate.com/ruggedized
    http://store.mp3car.com/SearchResults.asp?Search=ee25

    they are a tad more expensive but for people who live in pot hole plagued cities, this could be good.
    When might that be? I'd be interested in having the more durable drive, even though its limited to 40GB.

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