[rescue] WTB: IBM IDE HD

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Thu Jun 21 13:31:43 CDT 2001

Most of the reason I love WD is exactly what you just described.  They say
"what's the manufacturer date on the drive" I tell them, they ship me a
new drive while I ship the old one back.  Done.  Seagate do that? heh yeah

On Thu, 21 Jun 2001, Dan Sikorski wrote:

> > Wait a minute.  I thought that Seagates were supposed to be good.
> What is
> > good?  In IDE, I have Fujitsu, Maxtor, Western-Digital, and Seagate.
> > Scsi, I have, well, I have Maxtor and Seegate, not sure what else.
> Which
> > of these are decent, which aren't?
> This is bound to start a holy war similar to the vi (yeah!) vs. emacs
> (boo!) one.  I have yet to find a HD manufacturer that everyone can
> agree on.  Personally, I've had good experience with Maxtor for IDE
> drives.  Also, IMHO, great people can make up for a failed drive.  I had
> a Western Digital drive fail, and called in to get a replacement.  This
> happened to be on my birthday.  I got the drive the next day, and it's
> manufacturing date was my birthday.  So, I now have a WD drive that was
> made on my 20th birthday. Besides, if anyone counts on a hard drive to
> not fail, they're nuts.  We all know that HD's fail, regardless of
> manufacturer.  This is (part of the reason) why we back things up.
> 	-Dan Sikorski
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