Spontaneous reboots :(
lannocc at u.washington.edu
Mon Feb 28 19:39:57 PST 2000
That's good to know. About a month ago I bought me a Quantum Atlas IV 18.2GB
Ultra160 SCSI drive from buy.com (yeah, it was gonna rock!). Unfortunately
when it arrived it was bad, so I had to return it (to buy.com). They have
finally shipped out a replacement, which should arrive tomorrow. I cross my
fingers that it will be good. Of course, they would only ship the
replacement via UPS (which I would _never_ trust for shipment of fragile
products) _and_ I live in the dorms so I can only hope this next one will be
okay. Otherwise, I too may have to have it shipped elsewhere.
----- Original Message -----
From: "R. David Whitlock" <ryandav at u.washington.edu>
To: "UW Linux Group" <linux at u.washington.edu>
Sent: Monday, February 28, 2000 7:32 PM
Subject: Re: Spontaneous reboots :(
> When you are talking to the people there to determine if you are under
> warranty, they will just ask for the serial number on the top of the drive
> (or some similar sounding type thing). The first few digits are the date
> made, and so it becomes a simple yes/no question whether they cover you.
> And of course, you have to be the origional purchaser, no transfer of
> responsibility. OTOH, they don't ask for a receipt...
> After my roommate lost one Maxtor drive, they shipped him a new one. Both
> that new one, and the next one they sent after that were also bad. He got
> the idea that campus mail was playing kick-the-can with em, had it sent
> elsewhere, and the next worked just fine. So, uh, don't have it shipped
> to the dorms...
> Later, (and good luck)
> On Mon, 28 Feb 2000, Cliff wrote:
> > I love email lists :) That sounds exactly like what is happening.
> > Fortunately, I was able to get my mp3's off without trouble so the rest
> > of the data is worthless (hmmm, where are my priorities). Now if I can
> > just convince Maxtor that I'm still under warantee...warning to
> > others...of course I don't condone or reject any brand of hardware
> > (cough, cough) but this makes drive number 2 from maxtor to go bad on
> > me...
> > Thanks for the info Shawn,
> > Cliff
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