[conspire] question about EIDE ATA hard drive to buy
togo at of.net
Tue Dec 19 20:56:05 PST 2006
> ... question about EIDE ATA hard drive to buy ...
> Anyway, do people have experience good/bad with:
> Samsung, Western Digital, Seagate?
> Is there a recommended place to buy a hard drive?
> I have a VA Linux 420 with IDE 30GB hard drive that I
> want to replace with a larger drive.
The cynic weighs in:
Companies change. When a brand gets a good rep, the usual behavior of
a corporation is to cash in by changing to a cheaper supplier
(subcontractor, contract manufacturer, moving plant to state or
country with lower cost of labor).
So I'd be skeptical of any brand-based recommendations.
The only real objective measure of how much a company stands behind
their product is the length of their warranty. And that's only if
they aren't about to go bankrupt.
I may be a cynic, but its won from painful experience.
> Thank you,
Are you sure?
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