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#26 OFFLINE   rob_gendeau

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 07:34 PM

"Ended up reformatting by using Ryobi Variable Speed Drill"- eeeeh ! Are you really broke the drive ?

Told yeah - bring it here. You would have another good drive to your PC.


As I searched, I found lots of people who came to grief with these. I didn't care about the data...but as it turned out, I'd never have anything I would trust with these WD drives. And the more I saw of their stuff, the more convinced I was to stick with Seagate or Hitachi or anybody but WD!

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 07:59 PM

Would have been easy by downloading turn_off_poweron_in_standby.iso and creating a boot disk. Would have saved you a LOT of time and you would have had a good drive, not a set of chrome coasters.
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Posted 07 August 2012 - 09:06 PM

As I searched, I found lots of people who came to grief with these. I didn't care about the data...but as it turned out, I'd never have anything I would trust with these WD drives. And the more I saw of their stuff, the more convinced I was to stick with Seagate or Hitachi or anybody but WD!


I'm still thinking you are NOT physically destroyed the drive. Did you ?

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 09:12 PM

As I searched, I found lots of people who came to grief with these. I didn't care about the data...but as it turned out, I'd never have anything I would trust with these WD drives. And the more I saw of their stuff, the more convinced I was to stick with Seagate or Hitachi or anybody but WD!


Better remove Hitachi from your list. Another one bites the dust (in terms of hard drive divisions).

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 07:25 AM

We all have different experiences, personally in my over 20 years of IT, I buy nothing but WD drives...we go through the OEM Seagate drives in our Dells at work like they're candy...

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 09:32 AM

Would have been easy by downloading turn_off_poweron_in_standby.iso and creating a boot disk. Would have saved you a LOT of time and you would have had a good drive, not a set of chrome coasters.


You're right...if that had worked. It didn't.

And yeah, I did physically destroy the drives. Perhaps it's just my mentality from work, where it's required, but I don't turn lose drives with any possible hope of recovery. I also shred files. And I pull drives from devices I have sent in for repair. I don't trust many people I guess....

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 10:14 AM

We all have different experiences, personally in my over 20 years of IT, I buy nothing but WD drives...we go through the OEM Seagate drives in our Dells at work like they're candy...


We use Seagate drives at work as well and have the same results. I'm constantly swapping out drives.
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Posted 08 August 2012 - 10:16 AM

You're right...if that had worked. It didn't.


Not sure why it didn't. It works for me on every drive I have to unlock, and not just HR2X's drives.

And yeah, I did physically destroy the drives. Perhaps it's just my mentality from work, where it's required, but I don't turn lose drives with any possible hope of recovery. I also shred files. And I pull drives from devices I have sent in for repair. I don't trust many people I guess....


Destroying a drive before throwing it out is never a bad thing. At work we have a machine that pretty much shreds them. At home I take them apart and smash pieces.
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