I bought a DELL Dimension 9100 desktop with a 500 Gbyte HItachi DRive manufactured in May 2005. Drive failed mechanically in 7 months. DELL replaced the drive BUT My professional Data Recovery company CANNOT find the needed heads/parts for the drive ANYWHERE. A warning to all: IF THIS IS TRUE AND YOU HAVE A FAILURE IN THE NEAR FUTURE, YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO RECOVER DATA FROM THAT DRIVE. Suppliers say it is too new. I say we need to find those parts ASAP. Since it is a mechanical failure, I feel I should NOT have to lose my data because there are no parts available for recovery from Hitachi. WHAT DOES DELL SAY TO THIS ?
Just what on earth are you talking about. Dell or any other maker of PCs, notebook or desktops, use all the same parts from all the same manufacturers.
IT IS UP TO YOU to backup your data and recover any data that is not backed up.
There are data recovery services that can take that drive, strip the disks out of it and retrieve all the data on them. IT IS very costly.
If you feel this post is some type of SLIGHT then have a nice life and try another forum. Mainly one that is for desktop PCs NOT notebook PCs.
Message Edited by Ed C on 03-19-2006 02:46 PM