Samsung hard drive - bad news, good news

Discussion in 'Computing' started by Trevor Wilson, Jul 2, 2009.

  1. I purchased a Samsung 1TB hard drive a few weeks back. It's not my first
    Samsung, but it's the first one which exhibited a problem. I was unable to
    format the drive to full capacity. I called Samsung. They provided me with
    return authorisation and I sent it off. Within 48 hours, I had a brand new
    drive, which I duly installed and got working perfectly.

    Thanks Samsung. Excellent service.
     
    Trevor Wilson, Jul 2, 2009
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  2. I had new sam notebook drive, could not format any partition bigger than
    10 meg from the first power up. Prior to this, never had a faulty new
    sam-anything before. Surprise, it was made in china. It's pretty bad
    when even Taiwan has to make them in china to make a buck.
     
    son of a bitch, Jul 3, 2009
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  3. Trevor Wilson

    Swampfox Guest

    Don't want to be picky, but Samsung is Korean.
    By the sounds of it the drives could be generic drives
    rebadged as Samsung, and Maxtor, and who knows what
    else.
    A few years back the Sony optical drives were rebadged
    Lite Ons and a lot of the current Samsung RAM and
    flash drives are rebadged to other manufacturers.
    You never know what you're buying.
     
    Swampfox, Jul 3, 2009
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  4. korea, taiwan same difference
    who would have thought years ago you'd be saying, gawd
    I wish it WAS made in Korea OR Taiwan
     
    son of a bitch, Jul 3, 2009
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  5. Trevor Wilson

    Swampfox Guest

    As long as it's not a car, Korean cars are trash.
     
    Swampfox, Jul 3, 2009
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  6. Trevor Wilson

    Rod Speed Guest

    Wrong, as always.
     
    Rod Speed, Jul 3, 2009
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  7. **Samsung is a Korean company. All my Samsung drives are manufactured in
    Korea.
     
    Trevor Wilson, Jul 3, 2009
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  8. **I suggest you speak to an owner of a Hyundai I-30, or even a Getz
    sometime. Both cars represent stunning value and excellent reliability in
    their respective price ranges.
     
    Trevor Wilson, Jul 3, 2009
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  9. Trevor Wilson, Jul 4, 2009
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  10. The Samsung I bought ~2-3 months ago was made in china
     
    son of a bitch, Jul 4, 2009
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  11. Trevor Wilson

    Rod Speed Guest

    The one I bought more recently than that wasnt. 1TB
     
    Rod Speed, Jul 4, 2009
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  12. Trevor Wilson

    Swampfox Guest

    "Trevor Wilson" <>
    wrote in message
    Hyundais are the possible exception, cheap and
    reliable even if they're unsafe.
    On the other hand KIA's and the ill fated Daewoo's are
    and were junk.
     
    Swampfox, Jul 4, 2009
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  13. Trevor Wilson

    Swampfox Guest

    That's rich coming from you.
     
    Swampfox, Jul 4, 2009
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  14. Trevor Wilson

    Rob Guest

    All my four loose sata drives are made in Korea. one IDE Korean, that
    makes the internal drives highly likely to be Korean as well.
     
    Rob, Jul 4, 2009
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  15. **The Hyundai I-30 has an ANCAP 5 star rating.

    http://www.ancap.com.au/results/
    **Perhaps. I will remind you that you claimed ALL Korean cars were crap. I
    can assure you that the recent Hyundai models are excellent products.
     
    Trevor Wilson, Jul 4, 2009
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  16. Trevor Wilson

    Rod Speed Guest

    Rob wrote
    Mine too, same numbers.
    I've got 3, all Korean.
    Mine all are, thats one of the database fields.
     
    Rod Speed, Jul 4, 2009
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  17. Trevor Wilson

    Rod Speed Guest

    Swampfuckit wrote
    Never ever could bullshit its way out of a wet paper bag.
     
    Rod Speed, Jul 4, 2009
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  18. Trevor Wilson

    Rod Speed Guest

    Swampfuckit wrote
    Pigs arse they are unsafe.
     
    Rod Speed, Jul 4, 2009
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  19. Trevor Wilson

    Swampfox Guest

    "Trevor Wilson" <>
    wrote in message
    I value the opinion of my local mechanic.
    When I asked him what to buy my daughter as a first
    car he said I could pretty much buy anything except
    Korean.
    We bought her a used Corolla three years ago and it
    hasn't missed a beat, a friend bought a KIA Carnival
    new and has just spent $4500 replacing the engine,
    20,000 kms out of warranty.
    He plans to sell it.
     
    Swampfox, Jul 4, 2009
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  20. Trevor Wilson

    Rod Speed Guest

    More fool you.
    Then he is a terminal fuckwit.
    My Getz has never ever had even a single problem.
     
    Rod Speed, Jul 4, 2009
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