Bad Hard Drive - Parts needed

Gary Thornock gthornock at
Thu Nov 9 11:52:31 MST 2006

--- "Hill, Greg" <grhill at> wrote:
>> On Wed, 2006-11-08 at 15:49 -0700, Matthew Walker wrote:
>>> Eek. An IBM Deathstar.
>> Wow! I guess I'm not the only one...
>> "Results 1 - 100 of about 325,000 English pages for IBM
>> Deathstar."
>> This looks bad.  Anyway, knowing that I should be using the
>> keyword "deathstar" when searching is helpful.  Thanks
> I RMA'd 3 of them before getting one that worked longer than a
> couple weeks.  There was even a class-action lawsuit about it,
> if memory serves.  Haven't bought IBM since.

I had a couple of those fail on me, too.  The "deathstars" seem
to have been a major reason why IBM quit making hard drives and
sold that part of their business to Hitachi.

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