You do not even deserve responses. You should be on my filter list,
if I had one. I can however easily ignore you manually.
Nothing you say is worth a shit anyway. You are not an engineer,
and you very likely put together PCs for someone else.
A mere assembly twit... that is all you are.
I think I know what you mean but I guess you are much more of a martinet
than I am!
You say "Buy a reliable hard drive" to avoid problems with a backup on a
new drive if it's likely to fail.
What hard drive would you buy which you define as "reliable" such that
it is more reliable than what I might have bought and will not fail in
its early life?
ALL hard drive manufacturers produce duds here and there. That's why you
will see some people speak out against IBM/Hitachi or Western Digital or
????? Those are the people who got burnt because they were unlucky enough
to buy brand X at a time when brand X was not doing as well as would be
But, over the long run, certain brands tend to be the cream of the crop.
Your best bet is to buy Seagate or Western Digital. In fact, buy TWO of
them, maybe one of each brand. Use one to boot off of, and get backup
software to periodically copy everything to the other (or RAID it in a
mirrored setup). Lately, Samsung has been making some pretty darned nice
hard drives, also. But Seagate and WD both have more of a history of
reliability, and are for the most part pretty rock-solid reliable, ignoring
a few duds here and there (just like all brands) -Dave
On Tue, 8 Aug 2006 23:44:03 +0200, "Folkert Rienstra"
For one, had the drive been damaged or defective, the
purchaser does not have suitable packaging to return ship
it. One should not have to spend time or money to repack a
product in a way other than it was sent to avoid possible
No, they do not fully absorb, somewhat diminish would be
more appropriate. They are obviously suitable for general
handling, but a lot can happen to a box between manufacturer
and final delivery. Dropping it for example, though
hopefully today's FDB bearing drives are more shock
resistant than the old BB versions.
Depends on how much bubble wrap and how well it was wrapped.
I tend to doubt someone mass packing orders is going to take
the utmost care with each and every one. It also means one
more stage of human handling, another potential for it to be
damaged _before_ securely wrapped up.
Not necessarily, if the drive can survive in a working order
but fails prematurely, say 1 year later, only the warrantor
ever realizes it failed and since the warrantor probably
didn't receive it re-wrapped in the same exact packaging,
they wouldn't even know how the seller wrapped it. That is,
unless some HDD manufacturers are now bulk packing with just
bubblewrap but I suspect it would be shells and/or foam
Not really. Infant mortality for HDDs is pretty low these days, so
burn-in does not help much. Same is generally true for semiconductors.
It used to be different.
Hiwever if you really want to burn in, then just put the drive
under higher load for some time. I used to do this by compiling
Linux kernels in a loop.
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