[Tfug] And another one down

Harry McGregor micros at osef.org
Wed Sep 11 15:44:35 MST 2013


Actually about 2 years ago NewEgg really re-vamped how they package
drives for shipment (probably after so many returns).

I have done well with their packaging of drives within the last year.


On 9/11/13 3:41 PM, Calvin Dodge wrote:
> I, too, have seen lousy packaging of drives from Newegg, followed by
> failures shortly after installation. If they're OEM, they're probably
> still packaged in the same way. You have to order drives marked
> "retail" to get them in the retail box. 
> On Wed, Sep 11, 2013 at 5:27 PM, Timothy D. Lenz <tlenz at vorgon.com
> <mailto:tlenz at vorgon.com>> wrote:
>     So, I've pretty much settled on the A7K2000. But from past
>     experience, drives is one thing I don't like getting from Newegg.
>     They have good prices and I end up getting most other parts there,
>     except for fans which I have found better deals from places that
>     specialize in computer modding. Last 2 drives I got from Newegg
>     where shipped UPS and UPS is not very good at handling stuff like
>     this. The first one arrived looking like it had been dropped from
>     high up and the drive was DOA. The box for the replacement that
>     came was in even worse shape then the first. So I didn't both
>     trying it. Just sent it back and bought from Mwave who used Fedex
>     and the box arrived undamaged. Also, when Newegg sends drives,
>     they just stick the drive in it's antistatic bag in the box with
>     popcorn. The Mwave drives arrived in drive shipping boxes with the
>     plastic end shells used by the factories as if they came direct
>     from the factory.
>     But the last drives I ordered from Newegg as been a few years ago.
>     So has anyone bought any lately and are they packaging them
>     properly now? Mwave as the same drive, but $15 more. I could use
>     the $15, but I would prefer spending it on a properly packaged
>     drive handled by gentler hands. Drive quality and long warranties
>     don't mean much if they seem to just toss it out the plane as they
>     fly over. The best warranty is the one you never need to use.
>     On 9/10/2013 9:57 PM, Harry McGregor wrote:
>         On 9/10/13 8:21 PM, Timothy D. Lenz wrote:
>             So I think I'm down to 1 of these 2:
>             http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submit=ENE&IsNodeId=1&Description=ppssHGSTenterprise&bop=And&CompareItemList=14|22-136-798
>             <http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submit=ENE&IsNodeId=1&Description=ppssHGSTenterprise&bop=And&CompareItemList=14%7C22-136-798>^22-136-798-TS%2C22-145-420^22-145-420-TS%2C22-136-533^22-136-533-TS&percm=22-145-420%3A%24%24%24%24%24%24%24
>             Mainly the HGST and the enterprise WD. The WD has a 5 year
>             warranty
>         The Enterprise WD has more cache, a longer warranty, and is
>         specifically
>         sold for RAID arrays.
>         That being said, the HGST is an Ultrastar, not a Deskstar, so
>         it's also
>         an Enterprise drive, and built for use in RAID arrays.  Yes,
>         it's only a
>         3 year warranty vs a 5 year, but you are paying an extra
>         almost 1/3 in
>         price (~$25) to get those extra two years.  I know the A7K2000
>         quite
>         well, and would be very comfortable with it.  That being said, all
>         drives can and will die, it's just a matter of when, so as always,
>         backup your data.
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