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Re: Drive failure rates (was Re: DO NOT BUY Western Digital "Green" Drives (also present in WD "Elements" external USB cases))

D G Teed wrote a MESSY HTML message that wasn't trimmed.....:

Your email was horribly formatted, so it was much easier to junk the content.

Now, another factor, the drive failure rates are probably way understated in the general populace because the cost of the drives are so low and the effort to destroy personal data (if still possible) and everything else that goes into RMA is just not worth the effort.

We are talking about commodity items these days. In times gone past, replacing a faulty drive was more expensive and the RMA process was worth it, but today it is quite often not work the trouble on the cheaper range of drives -- hence failure rates would surely go heavily under reported.

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Andrew McGlashan
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