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[Other] Amazon.ca Announces Thousands of Boxing Day Deals

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djemzine wrote:
Dec 28th, 2012 6:14 pm
How does Amazon work in terms of a product replacement? My Seagate 2TB HDD came this afternoon and when I opened up the package and examined the actual HDD, there was a small scratch/dent on the HDD case.
use help | contact us | email, amazon is the best in terms of customer services.
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wlee wrote:
Dec 28th, 2012 6:22 pm
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Hmm.. I see that I have to return the product back, but would have to wait another couple of days for a replacement to be sent out.

I've done a claim in the past for an Anker battery that was defective/damaged, and they said keep it and sent out another one. Didn't have to send it in... Just the pain... lol...
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djemzine wrote:
Dec 28th, 2012 6:24 pm
Hmm.. I see that I have to return the product back, but would have to wait another couple of days for a replacement to be sent out.

I've done a claim in the past for an Anker battery that was defective/damaged, and they said keep it and sent out another one. Didn't have to send it in... Just the pain... lol...
lol well you can't expect them to send you another HDD and just let you keep the one with a small scratch on the case as well...
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mtl-D wrote:
Dec 28th, 2012 6:54 pm
lol well you can't expect them to send you another HDD and just let you keep the one with a small scratch on the case as well...
This is the response I got:
Thank you for writing to Amazon.ca.

I'm very sorry to hear about the condition of the item item you received.

Based on the condition in which the item arrived, we are offering to the following options:

1. We will replace the entire set at no additional charge and we ask that you return the item, at our expense.

2. If you prefer to keep the item we will refund 20% off the purchase price of this item
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djemzine wrote:
Dec 28th, 2012 7:41 pm
This is the response I got:
In that case, the 20% off sounds pretty sweet.
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mtl-D wrote:
Dec 28th, 2012 7:49 pm
In that case, the 20% off sounds pretty sweet.
Mhm. If only every other company did that :razz:

Question is, its 20% off the $69.99 excluding taxes right :razz: ? Jokes. Rhetorical question. That works out to $13.99, not bad.
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Got an off topic question. So I am testing out the HD. I am transferring 13.1GB of MKVs onto it. Transfer rate is averaging from 33 MB/second to 35 MB/second. Is that normal or? Using it on a USB 3.0 port on my desktop.
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djemzine wrote:
Dec 28th, 2012 8:11 pm
Got an off topic question. So I am testing out the HD. I am transferring 13.1GB of MKVs onto it. Transfer rate is averaging from 33 MB/second to 35 MB/second. Is that normal or? Using it on a USB 3.0 port on my desktop.
Should be faster than that. Sounds like USB 2.0 speeds. Try a hard drive benchmark utility and see what your speeds are. I don't have any first hand experience with the program but one is CrystalDiskMark. Link here:

http://download.cnet.com/CrystalDiskMar ... 30576.html
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djemzine wrote:
Dec 28th, 2012 8:11 pm
Got an off topic question. So I am testing out the HD. I am transferring 13.1GB of MKVs onto it. Transfer rate is averaging from 33 MB/second to 35 MB/second. Is that normal or? Using it on a USB 3.0 port on my desktop.
Seems slow. I was getting a lot higher than that when filling up my buddies WD USB 3.0 drive IIRC. Did you make sure that you used the USB 3.0 cable (if it came with both) and a USB 3.0 port? Maybe try updating the drivers on your MB as well. At least when I was building my machine, my computer had a number of USB 2.0 ports and USB 3.0 ports. The USB 3.0 ones were in teal/blue.
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RastaManMax wrote:
Dec 28th, 2012 9:06 pm
Seems slow. I was getting a lot higher than that when filling up my buddies WD USB 3.0 drive IIRC. Did you make sure that you used the USB 3.0 cable (if it came with both) and a USB 3.0 port? Maybe try updating the drivers on your MB as well. At least when I was building my machine, my computer had a number of USB 2.0 ports and USB 3.0 ports. The USB 3.0 ones were in teal/blue.
Yes I know how a USB 3 port on my computer looks like. Its colored in blue. I used the supplied USB 3.0 cable that came with the HDD.

Hooked it up to the front USB 3.0 ports on the tower. Which I did connect to the motherboard. I'll try the back (Motherboard ones and see).

Here is a test using Crystal Disk of having the HDD hooked up to the motherboard USB 3.0 ports at the rear:

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Here is a MKV file being transferred to the HDD using the rear USB 3.0 ports:

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could be the source being slow?
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wlee wrote:
Dec 29th, 2012 1:20 am
could be the source being slow?
The HDD I am getting this off? Perhaps. It is an internal 1TB with a USB 2.0 enclosure lol. Old HDD from 2009/2010 :razz:

Shall try moving a file from one of my SSDs.
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Is the case made of plastic or aluminum?
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xjune9x wrote:
Dec 29th, 2012 10:57 am
Is the case made of plastic or aluminum?
I think it looks like plastic... not sure.... could have been slightly scratched when shipped. Who knows :S
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Wowza that was quick. Responded back to Amazon and they applied a credit of $15.59 including taxes back to my CC. Sweet. Takes 2 to 3 business days to process.

I think I'll order from Amazon now :) vs other places hehe.
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