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Re: [vox] Hard Drives are cheap...
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Re: [vox] Hard Drives are cheap...

Personal use, I have returned 2 wd hard drives for warrantee/replacements with no issues and polite service.  Also, 2 Maxtor and now (today) 1 Seagate.

When I did Desktop support a while ago, the vast majority of the systems (IBM desktop's) had IBM and Western Digitals.  On a site with 6000 desktops, we kept 1-2 of each size drive in stock and did not see a significant amount of hard drive failures, save with one model on which a recall notice was issued.  I would suspect that you are just unlucky, or your supplier plays football with your drives.  

Remember Backups are your only saving grace.  Fortunatly I had a recent backup on the home server of my wife's local files (paticularly all the graphic stuff she had recently done), otherwise I would have been dead meat when the fairly new Seagate drive failed completly.

On rebates, I have always gotten mine, I just NEVER plan on getting them in a timely fashion.


> > > The scam is very simple...Western Digital makes some of the least reliable drives
> > > I've ever used.  I, for one, would much rather pay the extra money and get something
> > > that's not going to make a rather unpleasant clunking noise when I turn the computer
> > > on after having used the drive for 3 months. I've actually lost three WD drives to
> > > this same problem, all different sizes and different models.  Not only to their
> > > drives suck, but their customer service is laughable.  In short, I think people are
> > > figuring this out finally and that's why WD has such huge rebates, to try and drum up
> > > new business.

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