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    When you send a drive back for RMA, its none of their concern whats on the drive...

    right?

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    Re: When you send a drive back for RMA, its none of their concern whats on the drive.

    I think its against laws for companies to check the contents of discs, but im not 100% sure.
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    It didn't fall off, it merely became insufficient at it's purpose and got a bit droopy...

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    Re: When you send a drive back for RMA, its none of their concern whats on the drive.

    I guess you need to encrypt your porn just to be on the safe side?

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    Re: When you send a drive back for RMA, its none of their concern whats on the drive.

    Quote Originally Posted by Marcos View Post
    right?
    that's what Gary Glitter thought

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    Re: When you send a drive back for RMA, its none of their concern whats on the drive.

    Quote Originally Posted by Marcos View Post
    right?
    May i ask what spurred this question?
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    It was so small that mine wouldn't fit into it

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    Re: When you send a drive back for RMA, its none of their concern whats on the drive.

    There is usually data protection act to cover this, but sometimes if during a data transfer a technician see's a suspicious file name they can investigate and call the police depending on the content. Think thats how Mr Glitter was caught..

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    Re: When you send a drive back for RMA, its none of their concern whats on the drive.

    Quote Originally Posted by killie99 View Post
    that's what Gary Glitter thought
    Nothing dodgy like that , just DVDs that i may find difficult to find their physical copies

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    Re: When you send a drive back for RMA, its none of their concern whats on the drive.

    I always backup the contents of a drive and 0 it then do whatever smart tests to show its actually failing..

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    Re: When you send a drive back for RMA, its none of their concern whats on the drive.

    think about how many people take their laptops into computer shops with tonnes and tonnes of 'misplaced hard copy films'. If the computer shops reported every single one i imagine the police would start getting quite narked! Honestly, i reckon they will copy any off to an external drive for their own home cinema and then leave it as it is

    In future i would follow in trigs footsteps, depending on the usage of the drive, thats what i tend to do.

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    Re: When you send a drive back for RMA, its none of their concern whats on the drive.

    Quote Originally Posted by Marcos View Post
    right?
    Going back to manufacturer? I doubt they even plug it in to a PC, they probably have a test platform that runs some embedded OS to put the drive through it's paces, assuming it fails they issue you with a new one, the data on the old one is trashed.

    They never send you back your old data on a new drive, you get a blank new or reconditioned drive. Your old drive might be repaired, or it might be binned, either way it'll be very well wiped.

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