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What HD Brand have you had to RMA the most please? Thanks

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What HD Brand have you had to RMA the most ?

Seagate
1
8%
Maxtor
0
No votes
Western Digital
2
15%
IBM
3
23%
Other
0
No votes
None
7
54%
 
Total votes : 13

What HD Brand have you had to RMA the most please? Thanks

Postby imtim83 on Thu May 22, 2003 3:07 pm

Thank You.
Any help appreicated
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Postby CDRecorder on Thu May 22, 2003 8:16 pm

I've never actually RMA'd a drive, but I returned one WD drive for a failure after two weeks, and its replacement (also WD) died after well less than two years. :(

I now use Maxtors. :)
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Postby tazdevl on Thu May 22, 2003 10:14 pm

IBM, zero issues with WD.
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Postby blakerwry on Fri May 23, 2003 10:05 am

This post doesn't give any meaningful results... what if I only bought Samsung, then obviously I'd return more Samsung than any other brand. It also doesn't differentiate between DOA and in-service failures. DOA drives are usually the fault of poor handling/packaging by the retailer and sometimes the distributor.


I've had a quite a few IDE drives

Fujitsu 12GB

Conner 700MB
Conner 1GB

Seagate 3GB
Seagate 4GB
Seagate 40GB ATA IV

IBM 15GB 75GXP
IBM 15GB 75GXP
IBM 80GB 120GXP
IBM 80GB 120GXP
IBM 80GB 180GXP

Quantum 270MB ProDrive LPS
Quantum 340MB ProDrive LPS
Maxtor 80GB DM+ 9

WD 212MB Caviar 2200
WD 341MB Caviar 2340
WD 80GB 800JB
WD 100GB 1000JB
WD 100GB 1000JB
WD 120GB 1200BB


out of that I've had 1 conner have bad sectors (the drive is still usable, but out of warranty so it was not returned). I've had 2 DOA IBM's (the 120GXPs) and 2 DOA Western Digitals (the 1000JBs). All other drives are in great working order.

I still have all these drives, drives in bold are the ones currently being used.
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Postby TheWizard on Sat May 24, 2003 4:49 am

Had to RMA 3 IBM drives. For me, Seagate and Western Digital are smooth and durable. Maxtor...so far, so good.
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Postby lightningbaron on Sun May 25, 2003 10:34 pm

I had 1 Quantum, 2 Maxtor, 2 IBM drives, 3 Western Digital drives RMAed.

Seagate has been the most reliable on my end.
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Postby David on Mon May 26, 2003 12:23 am

Never RMA'd a drive yet I have though replaced a Maxtor which showed signes of dying also a Seagate whic after a year or two after the warranty expired got replaced after it began making a constant grinding sound.
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Postby Dartman on Mon May 26, 2003 3:05 am

Some of the IBM deskstar drives had problems. A friend does computers and servers for a living. He's had all of them fail. Lately WD mostly, they seem to all be cutting corners now. The newer IBM drives are Hitachi now wich he says aren't as good as the older real non Deskstar IBM built drives. I have 2 IBM's, a WD, and a Maxtor and so far they've all been fine, no problems. I have a new WD 120 SE I need to cycle in here from that smokin BB deal.
You need to read the box because every one is making the OEM style consumer drives with a 1 year warranty or the SE style drives with more cache and a 3 year warranty like they all used to have.
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