IBM Deathstar Drive
My roommate Rojean lost her hard drive yesterday. Every time I oull a dead hard drive out of a system it’s usually an IBM. The call it a “Deskstar” but I call the “Deathstar”. I had about 6 of them fail at EFF and I get replacements and they fail too.
I have some laying around but why bother sending them back? IBM will just send me another defective drive. Last time I called them and asked if they would swap it for another model that works and they refused.
The bottom line is – IBM doesn’t give a fuck about my data or if I ever get a good drive. They are more than willing to deny they have a design problem and to conceal their flaws – they are willing to put my data at risk. Not to mention the time it takes to replace the drive and restore the data.
So – you won’t see me buying another IBM driive again!