On Wed, Dec 31, 2008 at 10:17 AM, Chuck Anderson <cra(a)wpi.edu> wrote:
On Wed, Dec 31, 2008 at 10:12:04AM -0500, Chuck Anderson wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 31, 2008 at 01:25:34PM +0100, Benny Amorsen wrote:
> > Chuck Anderson <cra(a)WPI.EDU> writes:
> > > Why did you wait until you had many pending/reallocated sectors
> > > RMAing it instead of RMAing it as soon as you had 1 bad sector?
> > Which vendors accept RMA's for a reallocated sector for a consumer
> > drive?
> I've had Dell and Seagate do it. Seagate will replace a drive just by
> filling out a web form--no justification needed at all.
Oh, and IBM too. Of course, these were all under warranty.
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Western Digital now require you to run their diagnostic software suit
before filing an RMA. I have just had two WD 500 GB SATAII drives punted by
my raid controller, but they pass the diagnostic suite.