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  • Sorry to hear about your hardware issues, pudge. I've been a Mac nut for years, using a 512K until its powersupply died, then a MacPlus, SE/30 (which lasted me 8 years all told including loads of personal case-cracking for upgrades), a brief tryst with a PowerBook 165c which I used for a sales job I had), and my present PPC 7600/132 (upgraded with G3/400 CPU, RAM left and right as the chips fell my way, USB, extra SCSI accelerator [initio miles bluenote. excellent card], Ultra 160/M drives [which was like g
    • by ziggy (25) on 2003.05.06 12:10 (#19853) Journal
      I'd still have a hard time being angry specifically at Apple over a drive that they don't themselves manufacture.
      I don't think Apple manufactures anything anymore. It's all outsourced to various integrators and fabs all over the place.

      Even if they don't manufacture the disk, they still choose which disk goes into an iBook/TiBook/G4 Tower assembly. They can either choose a low-cost component with a low MTBF/rotation speed/etc., or they can choose a pricier one with a higher MTBF/rotation speed/etc. So they still are at fault here.

      Unless Pudge has figured out how to use his laptop in a manner that is guaranteed to ruin every hard disk in a matter of weeks. If that's the case, then AppleCare is the best thing since sliced bread -- free replacements for 3 years! :-)