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Old 08-15-2010, 02:02 PM   #14
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Originally Posted by smallhagrid View Post
Have you had a USB stick fail yet ? A hard disk drive made less than 3 years ago ? Perhaps a PC PSU ? Those are all good examples of things suffering from drastically lowered quality in just the last 3 years.

I have PC PSUs still in use that are 12 years old and of a totally outdated standard; vs. others which were made/bought around a year ago which have already failed - another pertinent example of different qualities<->differing vintages.
I just replaced a 3-year old PSU, and was pondering about how this broke my old rule of getting 6 trouble-free years out of each PC. Looks like I have an answer (and will need to ditch that 6-year rule).

Edit: To say nothing of the spate of bad capacitors.

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