[mythtv-users] OT: Seagate Warranty support *Warning*

Nick Morrott knowledgejunkie at gmail.com
Wed Jan 24 00:02:36 UTC 2007

On 23/01/07, David Brodbeck <gull at gull.us> wrote:
> Nick Morrott wrote:
> > I had to recently RMA a Maxtor drive (3yr
> > warranty) within the EU, and had a newer, larger drive within 10 days.
> >
> The only thing that bugs me a bit about Maxtor (although I don't think
> it's exclusive to them) is when you do a warranty return, the drive you
> get back isn't a brand new one. It's someone else's broken drive that
> they've refurbished.  I guess in a sense it's fair, because the drive
> you're sending back is used, too, but it doesn't instill much faith that
> the replacement will last.

'Maxtor Refurbished Part' I think is what I think adorned the label.
The drive is currently in an external enclosure (I put a Seagate in
the system) and is now used for large video captures and file
transfers. Still worth keeping an eye on the SMART status of the drive

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