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Sticky Notes FTW.
 
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Why would he write that on the drive in the first place? What a stupid thing to do. I have 10 hard drives I'm in the middle of testing right now and I'm using sticky notes to make notes about each one. Of course Toshiba isn't going to accept that crap, the same way a nvidia/amd wouldn't take back your gpu if you painted the cooler on it. I get tired of seeing these guys that run small "PC repair shops" but don't actually know anything about computers.
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I've sent dozens of lappys to get repairs covered by warranty with faulty drives, and I used to write an F in the upper left corner of the layer.


Never been refused an RMA.


I guess the problem here is that the word FAULTY covers the entire drive. I wouldn't consider that a problem anyway.
   
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post #124 of 153
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Originally Posted by Lelouch View Post
Well, OCN =/= IT.
Sorry, but that is coplete and utter BULL CRAP. This forum has its uses, but the majority of the userbase is extremely 4chan-esque, and provide no assistance at all.
Props to all those on here who try to assist people whenever possible. Shame on the fools who joined for the OT section.
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post #125 of 153
The guys is an idiot for writing on it like that.

Toshiba are idiots for trying to charge $415 to replace it. You can get one of those for $50.
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Originally Posted by The_Punisher View Post
Why would he write that on the drive in the first place? What a stupid thing to do. I have 10 hard drives I'm in the middle of testing right now and I'm using sticky notes to make notes about each one. Of course Toshiba isn't going to accept that crap, the same way a nvidia/amd wouldn't take back your gpu if you painted the cooler on it. I get tired of seeing these guys that run small "PC repair shops" but don't actually know anything about computers.
Seems to me that writing on it would be smarter than using a bunch of extremely light-adhesive notes to designate hours of work.
    
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Originally Posted by FuNkDrSpOt View Post
Seems to me that writing on it would be smarter than using a bunch of extremely light-adhesive notes to designate hours of work.
Common sense dictates that you don't write on the hardware you intend to return to the manufacturer. And I bet there is a warranty term regarding this.
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post #128 of 153
I think I'm the only one who has never had an HDD fail on me.

I have a WD and a Seagate, though I tend to only buy WD. The Seagate was given to me for free. They're both good drives; never had a problem with them. The Seagate is a little loud when seeking, but I don't mind.
    
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Am I seriously the only one to ever see labels like these?



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