Originally Posted by Grantofhell
If you are inside the warranty period, yes. Tell them your S.M.A.R.T. status is failing. (I would actually run some SDST's and SMART checks) It will most likely fail SMART.
I would avoid 7200.11 all in all. .12 has much better firmware for the actuator controller, let alone the impressive new platters they put in the .12's.
All right, I'll have to check on the warranty. Shouldn't they do it anyway though, since this is a known design flaw?
If I can get a free .11, I'll stick with that. It's in my HTPC, so the only games I really play on it are FoFiX and the likes, and the rest of the time it just records cable in SD.