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Okay then i will send it in and hope for the best. I cannot see any signs of bad handling on the hdd, no marks or anything to indicate that it fell. Hope it all goes well. My luck is really running out, it seems!
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Okay then i will send it in and hope for the best. I cannot see any signs of bad handling on the hdd, no marks or anything to indicate that it fell. Hope it all goes well. My luck is really running out, it seems!

don't send it in, its your fault, deal with it.
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don't send it in, its your fault, deal with it.
My drive not yours. My choice not yours.
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My drive not yours. My choice not yours.

Fraud should not really be ones choice... well ever.
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I see 3-4 hard drives a week that come in damaged because of a drop... Even with then drive is off, you can cause the spindle to become misaligned or even cause the heads to pop loose from the their parked positions and have them slam into the surface of the disk. When the drive is on, you can cause head slap and media damage. I have even seen armatures been bent from a fall.

Short answer: yes.
 
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Whats so wrong in sending it back for a replacement? Seagate has caused me enough trouble. The first time my hdd developed bad sectors within a year and i lost valuable information cause of them. I paid for a drive that should work and not die out in a year. This is on behalf of all the guys who bought a seagate barracuda hdd or even others you had seagate hdds which gave way. They have troubled me enough and I'm never buying a seagate drive again. Oh so for all those morally afflicted ones, what do all the guys do when they burn out their chip from overclocking? They RMA it! If that's not wrong than neither what I'm doing is.
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post #17 of 40
it's wrong, and people getting away with it doesnt make it right. Either way, GL.

Seagate did you right by replacing the drive. Now you're turning around after you physically broke it to defraud them. Nice.
Edited by ez12a - 12/3/12 at 7:06pm
 
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post #18 of 40
The disc platters inside are very fragile, chances are you have shattered or cracked one of the discs.

Sorry to say you will not be covered under warranty for dropping it.

on a side note, sometimes you can overclock and still be covered depending on the CPU
Edited by Wiffinberg - 12/3/12 at 7:04pm
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learned it the hard way. dropped an external hdd to the ground, all my work lost, but that was years ago. now i have learned my lesson.
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Whats so wrong in sending it back for a replacement? Seagate has caused me enough trouble. The first time my hdd developed bad sectors within a year and i lost valuable information cause of them. I paid for a drive that should work and not die out in a year. This is on behalf of all the guys who bought a seagate barracuda hdd or even others you had seagate hdds which gave way. They have troubled me enough and I'm never buying a seagate drive again. Oh so for all those morally afflicted ones, what do all the guys do when they burn out their chip from overclocking? They RMA it! If that's not wrong than neither what I'm doing is.

A drive is mechanical, it will fail, especially portable drives. And generally bad sectors are caused by the heads getting fowled by debris (usually from the platter's surface) and cannot read that portion of the drove or damage to the media itself (in one way, shape or form). Drives fail, it is going to happen On average a drive is going to last between 3-5 years if it is ALWAYS on. If not, maybe shorter, maybe longer.
 
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