List of failed hardware

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This is a list of all the hardware I've purchased and my success (or lack thereof) with it. Note that all hardware eventually fails, so the products here aren't necessarily bad.

Company Item Part Number Purchase Date Fail Date Longevity Notes
Cowon iAudio 20 GB M5-20SL 2006-01 2012-12 6 years, 11 months Had to RMA this after a couple months when the D-pad failed. USB port finally started separating from board. Got a lot of use out of this device. Deceptively labeled "color sound" on a black and white display.
Hitachi 1TB Hard Drive 9F13180 2012-11 2013-06 7 months SATA 15-pin connector partially broke off. OEMed to Hitachi.
Logitech Gamepad F710 940-000117 2015 2015 0 months Controller feels great in the hand, but the wireless randomly cuts out, even when only inches from the receiver. This makes the controller useless for any game requiring responsive control.
Logitech Gamepad F310 840-000058 2016-06 2017-10 1 year, 4 months The right section of the D-pad started getting stuck and eventually stopped working altogether (silicon membrane broke). Otherwise a decent controller.
Maxtor 200GB Hard Drive 6L200P0 2006-07 2014-08 8 years, 1 month By the time the drive failed, it was so out-dated I didn't have anything important on it.
Razer DeathAdder Chroma PM1501121724372 2016-?? 2016-08 Less than a year. The tracking and buttons still work fine, but after a few months, the scroll wheel became faulty. Scrolling down very often jumps back up, and scrolling up sometimes jumps down. Very frustrating flaw. I've also noticed that the laser often fails to track on surfaces that go from light to dark colors, even on mouse pads.
Samsung Spinpoint 1TB Hard Drive HD103UJ 2008-10 2012-12 2 years, 2 months Drive started clicking, stopped responding. Read head failure. Lost a couple years of work with this one.
SanDisk Sansa Clip+ 8GB SDMX18R-008GK-A57 2011-03 2012-02 11 months Headphone jack separated from board. Flash drive still works. Wonderful workout DAP.
SanDisk Sansa Clip Zip 4GB SDMX22-004G-A57O 2012-02 2013-05, 2017-09-20 1 year, 3 months D-pad started to fail on the down arrow. Usable, but you have to press hard. Flash drive still works. Switched back after my other Clip Zip backlight failed, and used it for a couple more years before the headphone jack separated from the board. Wonderful workout DAP.
SanDisk Sansa Clip Zip 4GB SDMX22-004G-A57P 2013-05 2015-12 1 year, 7 months D-pad started to fail on the down arrow. Backlight began to fail. Flash drive still works.
Toshiba Gigabeat 40 GB MEG-F40S 2007-07 2012-08 5 years, 1 month Battery died and can't boot from USB power. Casing broke early on. Battery bloated and messed up D-pad, had to bend the casing out to fix it. Poor design.
Xtreme Gear 700W ATX Power Supply XG-P700 2012-05 2013-05 1 year Good amount of cable hook-ups, but blew a capacitor. No storms at the time.