Advertisements Only took 11 months for the hard drive to fail in my 1st S3. Consider I paid $800 @ Circuit City back last September, I paid the extra $59.95 for a 3 year protection plan (which I normally don't do for anything). I came home from work today and the S3 was frozen with an image on the screen of the program that had been on when it locked up. Even the clock locked up at the time up the freeze. Powered in down and back up and it never gets past the welcome screen. I can hear the disk just clicking several times when power is first applied.