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Windows 7: Delete everything on HD before sending in for repair?

26 May 2010   #11

Windows 7 64 bit

Seeing how I am going to receive my replacement before I send in my defective hard drive, I will try to do that. Thanks for the suggestion.

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26 May 2010   #12


welcome..hope can help!!
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27 May 2010   #13

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit

try buying a better HDD?? like Hitachi maybe
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28 May 2010   #14

Dual boot XP Pro SP3x86 and Win7 Pro x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FCVPI99 View Post
try buying a better HDD?? like Hitachi maybe
Really now, an entirely gratuitous comment. Regardless, most of us have very specific reasons for chosing what we do but will, nevertheless, attempt to help those who chose differently.

In my machine I have three of the exact same HDDs as Bonto and have never had a lick of difficulty. To be sure, that does not prove anything but you will find pros and cons on any HDD. A TomsHarware poll rates the WD above the Hitachi but so what?

I for one appreciate WD's 5-year warranty v. Hitachi's 3-year; Hitachi must know something we don't - or do we?

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29 May 2010   #15

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit

i have owned over 500 different HDD all the way back to a 425 MB Conner that still works seagates are ok but best ones i know Hitachi - Western digital are the worst i say they have a fail rate of over 60%

and im only specking from experience

i didnt mean to come off snide i was just stating it in shortest way possible

PS watch out for those WD 15000 RPM drives had 20 of them they all failed

to date out of 150 Hitachi/IBM drives im taking deskstar drives i have had 2 fail from mechanical and 1 from the users error (i dropped it wile it was on)
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29 May 2010   #16

Dual boot XP Pro SP3x86 and Win7 Pro x64


OK, got it. Nevertheless, if I am researching an issue, anecdotal, experiential, and empirical data serve me best if only because I know that one person's food is another's poison." Generally speaking, if the preponderance of evidence point to a specific conclusion, the conclusion is probably valid. Evidence such as "That gizmo!? They ****** and I think they belong in the ***** dumpster!" does not qualify as evidence. As such, to have to wade through it consumes valuable resources.

It's only my opinion and not my judgment to apply globally, but I attempt to compose posts that are informative and, hopefully helpful. Sometimes that may mean that I end up spoon-feeding an inquirer but, then too, I do not know the level of expertise of SevenForums users. Admittedly, I often wonder, "Why didn't this person Google the issue" knowing that he or she would have been immediately pointed to a host of solutions, opinions, etc.; I think it's better, when possible, to offer a solution along with the suggestion that "Google is your friend." Perhaps SevenForums is one stop along Bonto's search.

More importantly for me, the process of rendering assistance always benefits me because it is an opportunity for me to hone my existing knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as learn new ones from others who have trodden roads that I have yet to meet. While "brevity is the soul of wit," it does not always put food on the table.


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