just brew it! wrote:Newegg went through a stretch a few years ago where their OEM hard drives were atrociously packed (insufficiently sized piece of bubble wrap taped partway around the bare static bag). Haven't noticed any issues lately though; IIRC all of the drives I've bought from them in the past year or two have come in individually padded hard drive shipping boxes or styorofoam hard drive shipping trays.
DancinJack wrote:The parcel companies are SO rough with packages. Amazes me that most of my things have got to me undamaged.
Chrispy_ wrote:DancinJack wrote:The parcel companies are SO rough with packages. Amazes me that most of my things have got to me undamaged.
This has to be a US specific thing; Why do you guys even tolerate it?
We have all the obvious international parcel companies over here (DPD, FedEx, UPS) and when a parcel get banged up you reject it, courier to pay all costs, re-arrange shipping and often even compensation for delay if you paid for timed delivery.
Most etailers insist that if there is any damage you reject your whole shipment; Signing for a damaged package without registering the damage with both the sender and the courier FIRST voids all warranties, period. I believe it's actually law over here as part of the EU's distance selling regulations.
I have two of these that I took out of the external drive cases because
they were so much cheaper $129 vs $179.
But they seem to keep chirping (parking?) a LOT.
jmc2 wrote:and they are not recognized as "ejectable".
StuG wrote:It's simple enough. Seagate is the largest hard-drive manufacturer in the world. No-one buys Western Digital drives anymore because the equivalent WD drive costs four times as much as the Seagate ST3000DM001 drive in this deal.A thread wondering why SEAGATES are coming in as DoA? Oh my, what might the mystery be?!
JustAnEngineer wrote:No-one buys Western Digital drives anymore because the equivalent WD drive costs four times as much as the Seagate ST3000DM001 drive in this deal.