I ordered a 750gig hard disk from scan - cost me a fortune. (Well a bit under £200).
Its working at the moment in my PC so nothing to worry about, but theres something in the back of my mind I want to get rid of...
When the stupid gorilla man from the delivery company arrived, he handed me the clipboard to sign, and as I was signing my name, he dropped the parcel on my floor. He didn't do it rudely or anything.. and he didn't drop it on its side, edge, or corner or anything like that either. He dropped it perfectly flat in an "im a carefree chap I am" kind of way. And its also as though he has delivered so many packages, that he has mastered the art of dropping a box perfectly flat...
So anyway, it didn't make a big bang or anything, and it didn't damage the box or anything either. But heres the thing... He dropped my fricken £200 quid disk about 4 feet onto the ground! Almost ANY other product and I wouldn't care at all. A stick of RAM? So what.. it weights about 1 gram, is wrapped in foam, and has no moving parts anyway... But a hard disk? They are meant to be super sensitive to bangs.. and this one is 750 gig and did I mention it cost me just under 200 quids?
Anyway, it works, so thats good, and I ran a drive test on it and that came back with no errors. But in the back of my mind is two things:
1) It could just die any day now when I try to copy something big onto it or something, or if it died in a few months... Scan may not replace it and probably wouldn't believe me that their delivery guy dropped it a few months earlier.
2) Should I email the deliver company and complain about the guy? It won't do anything for me, but he might do that again with someones... something.. and break it. Part of me says, "you could lose the guy his job you meany", and part of me says, "you should have knocked his teeth out". The latter wasn't really an option though unfortunately seeing as he a) knows where I live, and b) was a big bugger, and c) I am about as tough as this guy =
Anyway, please put my mind at ease if you can. Am I obsessing? Has the bone head shortened the life of my swanky new hard disk? If its working ok now, does that mean it suffered no damage?
Thanks in advance