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Created On: 10/30/2006 07:32 PM
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 11/02/2006 07:26 PM
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MRC3
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Originally posted by: Zozio
Here's a real treat for you guys:




that's a SEAGATE,
did you get a new one?

i use them,
i just bought a 320 Gb 7200.10

very nice drive.

i made the boot partition 40 GB.

easier to do performance and maintenance on it.
all other partitions are for storage only.
 11/02/2006 07:28 PM
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Yeah, I'm definitely getting a new hard drive. I'm seeing if I can get a used one first though - Zozio = the thrift. Currently I'm using my 500mhz laptop.

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 11/02/2006 07:58 PM
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with newegg and other deals going thrift is just about irrational on harddrives.

but good luck anyway.

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 11/02/2006 08:14 PM
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Don't Seagates usually come with a 5 year warranty ?

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 11/02/2006 08:18 PM
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Don't Seagates usually come with a 5 year warranty ?


Hmm, I think you're right. Thanks!!!! I'll be in contact with seagate shortly.

EDIT: they're not open atm.

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 11/02/2006 10:01 PM
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Originally posted by: Zozio
Hmm, I think you're right. Thanks!!!! I'll be in contact with seagate shortly.

EDIT: they're not open atm.


You can check the warranty on your drive here,
http://support.seagate.com/cus...arranty_validation.jsp

Just checked the drive I just got, I feel better now!
Expiration 06-OCT-2011
 11/02/2006 11:14 PM
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Originally posted by: EdG
You can check the warranty on your drive here,
http://support.seagate.com/cus...arranty_validation.jsp

Just checked the drive I just got, I feel better now!
Expiration 06-OCT-2011


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Originally posted by: Unknown Component
The product you identified was sold as a system component. Please contact your place of purchase for service. Seagate sells many drives to direct OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) customers. These products are usually configured for the OEMs only, as components for their systems. You must contact your place of purchase for any warranty support on these drives.
If you purchased this unit directly from Seagate, please return to the previous page and verify your Seagate customer number, because the customer number you entered () does not match our records.

Now its time to talk to hp's support.

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 11/02/2006 11:33 PM
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Ok, so my warranty with hp is expired, so looks like I'll have to buy it.

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 11/02/2006 11:47 PM
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/...asp?...N82E16822152025
$69 for 250gig

Im upgrading to that one. You just cant beat it for the price. I have the 160gig version now, its fast, quiet and by far the coolest running HDD Ive ever owned! Its at 24c now (75.2F) no hdd cooler and just one case fan. haha. Now course defraging or heavy hdd use raises it some but not much.

Samsung is also 5 year warrenty
http://www.samsungindia.com/sc...d_re...eplace_wcms.asp
 11/03/2006 12:04 AM
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Originally posted by: Zozio
have to buy it.


Go ahead, be our guest, knock yourself out, buy one, there's no harm in having multiple drives, but you'll probably find after patting, partitioning, and formatting the existing drive that it's fine.

By the way, look at Smartdrive when machine boots; Smartdrive 1 (common in at least some hp models after Smartdrive 2 took over the rest of the world) may goof, but Smartdrive 2 (if your mom has it) is good. Smartdrive must usually be enabled in bios.
 11/03/2006 07:47 PM
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quote:

Originally posted by: Zozio
Ok, so my warranty with hp is expired, so looks like I'll have to buy it.



hey, i support ya. not enough to send you money to help pay, but your drive is crapped imo.

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