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Old June 4th 19, 02:08 AM posted to alt.comp.hardware.pc-homebuilt
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$49

Or so they're popping up today, Seagate probably being the instigator.
Model changes or what not sure the motive or what discrepancies
between older/newer models I encountered from a model# WEB search

Couple bucks tax and that's it (if on newer is applicable).

Seagate BarraCuda 2TB Internal Hard Drive HDD – 3.5 Inch SATA 6Gb/s
7200 RPM 256MB Cache 3.5-Inch (ST2000DM008)

The 7200 may be another [mis]direct marketing ploy on these being
actually 5400 drives. Appears to be a basic consumer oriented drive
with a 2-yr. warranty.

Seagate warranty: Which can be Suck City if looking through negative
encounters, ratings and reviews of late with Seagate RMA treatment
policy.

Better/good news is they're showing up on the prime jobbers, and not
their middlemen. You'll get noted or premier service in complaint
issues, rather than being shuffled off into a no-mans-land of
middlemen marketing under the premier storefront placard.

Up to a point, where Seagate takes over -- best verify the drive
serial# that you're in Seagate's database.

OEM middleman merchants don't carry kowtow with Seagate, or WD, and a
warranty is kicked backed to the OEM source, if any then.

Prime merchants are specified so by HDD licensing and rights to sell
within honored conditions and terms of ongoing support.

Last and not least: If you want voluminous marketing and reviews
there's only this and the other "place of colours" to go to.

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Say, your moma don't dance and your dada don't r&r. Where do you go?
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Old June 4th 19, 02:36 AM posted to alt.comp.hardware.pc-homebuilt
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On Mon, 03 Jun 2019 21:08:46 -0400, Flasherly
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Say, your moma don't dance and your dada don't r&r. Where do you go?

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Another thing. Since my last WD 2T failure, in an unrelated sense, is
a Class Action Lawsuit WD occurred from IT industry and collectives.

HDD ROM routines may be more apt, of late, and in general to shut down
drives, into various power-saving hibernation states and schemes.

The lawsuit alleged premature stress on the HDD and subsequent failure
rates. A FLASHROM.BIN, WD released, was incidental to a ostensible
result.

A consideration is then provided, furthermore, in the form of newer MB
software monitoring utilities. They have, besides pages upon pages of
sensor readouts, SMART poll logging facilities. The best among AMD
hardware support would;- I cannot claim to have run with Intel
advancements in a dog's age. The monitoring interval user
assignments, in particular, can be set to override what firmware
repercussions may or not signify in overall expected longevity.

Anyway, the HDD SMART poll does manage to physically accesses the HDD,
in a requisite state of non-hibernation, prior to perform its report
and subsequently by negating the firmware. Thus saving having to
write your own routine, in case you're an adherent (plaintiff) to IT
interests.
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Old June 5th 19, 01:02 AM posted to alt.comp.hardware.pc-homebuilt
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On Mon, 03 Jun 2019 21:08:46 -0400, Flasherly
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Prime merchants are specified so by HDD licensing and rights to sell
within honored conditions and terms of ongoing support.

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And a slew of OEM interests surfaced today, in apparent back-lash for
riding on the 2T, genuine new Seagate offering, over models ranging 3
to 4T, up to no more than $18 over the $49 genuine 2T Seagate price.

None of which in a latter instance carry a warranty for what is
purportedly being sold, apart OEM assurances and conditions when
stipulated.

Judging from reactions, there's nonetheless a ready market for
premature failures on chance conditions to a non-Seagate replacement.

Must be a SSD market that's fueled this sort of side attraction in
platters.
 




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