Buying a hard drives

jeremy at jeremy at
Tue Aug 21 21:29:30 EST 2001

On 21 Aug, Simon Haddon wrote:
> With the second question I would say that buying from Cougar with a 3 
> year warranty is better than what happened to a mate of mine who bought a 
> bad hard disk from the markets and could not get it replaced by the 
> dealers at the markets or by IBM.  IBM would not replace it cause it was 
> was from a shipment that was previously stolen.  Also if your interested. 
>  Cougar told me that the IBM hard disks are the best performing at the 
> moment.

Hmmm.  It seems the magic phrase there is "Give me a new hard drive or
I'll report you to the police for fencing stolen goods".

If they don't play along, go to the police and get some revenge.

Anyway, I've bought at least four hard drives from the market over the
years, so if number 5 breaks and turns out to be stolen, I'll still be
ahead in money terms (although I won't feel good about it).

I/O, I/O,
It's off to disk I go,
A bit or byte to read or write,
I/O, I/O, I/O...

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