[geeks] HP announces EOL for AlphaServer systems
nick at pelagiris.org
Fri Nov 11 20:01:39 CST 2005
They were just difficult to deal with, and very picky about warrenty
verification. WD was very laid back, and easy to deal with. Most of my
experience RMAing drives came from work at a small computer shop, where
I handled all RMAs for several months, and as I said, my experience with
Seagate just sucked, they'd make me fax them invoices which we'd bought
drives on, while WD just said "yep, in our DB, it's our drive, under
warrenty, ship it back, we'll ship you a new one".
On Fri, Nov 11, 2005 at 04:26:31PM -0500, Charles Shannon Hendrix wrote:
> Fri, 11 Nov 2005 @ 00:14 -0500, Nick B. said:
> I have RMAd drives with Seagate, and never had any trouble. What did
> they do to you? It seems like this varies with people quite a bit for
> some reason.
> In terms of reliability, I'm very leery of Maxtor. It's usually among
> the worst rated drives in reliability tests, and 2-3 years ago a CompUSA
> store manager told me that defective Maxtor drive returns outnumbered
> all other returns combined.
> Western Digital also seems to have problems, but more like they have
> inconsistent QC. You can get several of the same model, and some will
> run for years, while others of the same model die very quickly.
> Out of 6 WD drives I've had, only my current 20GB Caviear with over 30K
> power on hours has lasted more than 2 years. Maybe they are better now.
> It's unfortunate that there seem to be no lasting and serious efforts to
> test hard drives and keep the results public. It would be a nice thing
> to have, perhaps funded by various company but run as an open project.
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