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Hard drive failures

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Last Modified: 2016-11-23
Hi -

I have a few Dell Optiplex 3020 PCs and in the last week or so, two of them got a HD failure. These are brand new computers. The only thing that I can think of is that they sit on the floor(carpet) and there might be some static causing this.

Stupid question: They are connected to the network through a Netgear switch with all PoE ports. Could this cause any kind of power surge that could fry a  HD?
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