View Full Version : IBM Deathstar RMA'ing
10-27-2002, 02:12 AM
Anybody have to go through this yet? I sent in my drive and the RMA tracking says it was shipped out on the 11th. . . 16 days later still no hd . . . just wondering if anyone else had to do this and how long it took them to receive the unit back. Seems real ridiculous for me since they're less than a few hours drive away from me #!@%!#@%!@ :angry: DAMN YOU IBM!!! I want my gimpy drive already
10-27-2002, 03:01 AM
Originally posted by spigidygak
Anybody have to go through this yet?
I think about half this board has gone through it. :(
Good luck on the RMA... they are probably just over booked.
10-27-2002, 07:45 PM
but what's the point, they're jsut gonna send you another crappy drive...
even after you get it back you always end up worrying about when its gonna die agan.
worst experience...opened two new drives. five minutes later after completing inital install, one of the drives would not start up. drives were making noises that sounded like the drive was having problems spinning up. the good thing was that i tried it again the next day and it was back up, unfortunately i still get random failures so i have had it with those drives
Give it away
Toss it off a roof to see how far it flies.
10-27-2002, 10:22 PM
Yeah well I've actually had real good luck with ibm. I have a 35GXP still chuggin after about 3 years and this one I rma'ed was a 75gxp I had for about 2 years and was really used a lot, probably did transfers of 10-20 GBs every few days non stop, so it had a good workout, and with my experience, I've had a hard drive die on me from maxtor and western digital with the same amount of use. So oddly for me it looks like it was just worn out not faulty like the 99.98% of the other drives. Only company to not fail me yet is the seagate. And I'm guessing it has to do with their silent bearings they use in the barracuda IV series, probably a lot more durable some how.
10-28-2002, 01:38 AM
hmmmm well I have an IBM Deskstar 75GXP which I have had for about 2 years I guess. Just the other day it started making noises.... which I don't think is a good thing :P
Hopefully it will last until I build my new comp.:rolleyes:
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