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[filmscanners] RE: HD failure [was RE: keeping the 16bitscans}



> -----Original Message-----
> From: filmscanners_owner@halftone.co.uk
> [mailto:filmscanners_owner@halftone.co.uk] On Behalf Of Arthur Entlich
> Sent: Tuesday, April 01, 2003 4:40 AM
> To: frankparis@comcast.net
> Subject: [filmscanners] Re: HD failure [was RE: keeping the
> 16bitscans}
>
>
> Yesterday, I was in my local computer retailer, and was
> looking at hard drive boxes.
>
> The older "physical" bearing drives (left over, not newly
> produced) still indicated the 3 year warranty on them.
>
> The same brand sporting the new "ultra quiet" liquid or fluid
> bearing indicated "one year warranty".
>
> Now, I don't know if this is indicative of:
>
> 1) the expected lifespan of the liquid bearing drive is lower
>
> 2) the company got so badly burned by the number of returns
> of the previous standard bearing drives that they decided to
> cut their losses on the new ones, even if they are equivalent
> or better in reliability
>
> 3) new "industry standard" (read: this is how we keep costs
> down, by limiting our liability to warranty replacements).

#3 is your answer, as I pointed out a week ago. It's just an effort to
cut costs.

Frank Paris
frankparis@comcast.net

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