gull at gull.us
Sun Jul 13 19:57:21 UTC 2008
Yeechang Lee wrote:
> How do I tell the
> difference between recertified and new drives? Something in the serial
They say "RECERTIFIED" somewhere on the label. Sometimes you can even
see where they've applied the new label over top of the old one.
> That said, I will say that WD drives account for 80% of the hard
> drives that have ever failed on me.
How interesting that is depends on what percentage of the drives you've
owned have been WD. ;)
I can't draw any conclusions from the arrays at work because they're
100% WD. They also were all installed at about the same time, and have
very similar operating times, so I guess it's not too shocking that I've
had a few failures close together after a long period of none at all.
I *am* pleased with WD's quick turnaround on advance RMAs and their
generous 5-year warranty on these drives. They also don't make you jump
through hoops to do an RMA, unlike Maxtor, who insists on a trouble code
from their diagnostic CD.
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