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sending HDD back to manfact under warrenty

Discussion in 'The Lounge - Off Topic' started by rockstar6181, Feb 18, 2010.

  1. rockstar6181

    rockstar6181 Byte Poster

    Would you send a faulty HDD back to the manfact under its warrenty?

    I am not in this situation at the moment but its something that crossed my mind while looking for a new extenal HDD (most seem to have 2-3 warrentys) and I think I might be a bit reluctent to send it back if it where to go faulty due to the senstive nature of the data on the disk - I know if its faulty its faulty but I suspect they would repair it (if it would something other than the platters that where damaged/wrong) - whats peoples views on this?
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  2. SimonD

    SimonD Terabyte Poster Moderator

    I have done, twice (WD Raptor 150gb).

    If it's expensive and costly to replace I would. It would also depend on how old it is and how much of a warranty it get's.

    Saying that I have an abundance of drives at home just sitting around, the raptors are expensive tho and I didn't want to just throw it away.
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  3. LukeP

    LukeP Gigabyte Poster

    If there's a company data on the disk I am not allowed to send it back. Dell lets us keep our hard drives with no problem.
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