Apple Macbook(Pro) Harddrive Crash

There have been some writing the last couple of days after a data recovery company have said that all 2.5" [stag]Seagate[/stag] harddrives made in China used in [stag]Apple Macbook[/stag] and Macbook Pro's can crash due to a hardware failure.

The thing is that a manufacture can be unlucky and release a batch of "faulty" drives into the wild, and people using them can (will) loose data. The good thing is that if this happens Apple will replace the harddrive (that is why we have warrenty), and probably with one which does not have any faults. In the mean time, remember to backup you data.

Now the funny thing is this (not the loosing data part) is that at work I've had 4 computers from Dell which all of them came with 2 Maxtor harddrives. And of these 8 harddrives I've had 6 of them replaced due the a crash, and the amount of data lost on this is more than I want to think about. But Dell knew about this issues, and everyone who got a computer from Dell would have a catastrophic failure and data loss at some point. But there was no recall or no big writing on the wall for that reason.

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Alphast said…
As you probably know, I used to work for a PC part producer (making power supplies). We were trying to sell rather medium range quality PSU's to what we believed were quality PC assemblers (Dell, HP, etc.)... You have no idea how these guys are working. The only thing they are interested is the price. They don't want to pay more than, let's say 6 dollars per PSU (we are speaking of course of 10,000 units or more here). This is of course regardless of the fact that even in mainland China it was not possible to produce (and import here) a decently faultless PSU for less than 6.50$...

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