Posted 01 May 2007 - 07:23 PM
We don't really know exactly what was wrong with that drive.
I've seen where a drive will be "bad", and, if the drives electronic board was changed, the drive worked fine. Meaning that the physical drive was fine, but the electronics on the board was bad. Or, vice versa, of course.
Now, some repair shops may keep a drive that appeared bad, waiting for another of the same make/model to come in bad also. Then they could swap electronics to see whether it was the physical drive, or the electronic board that was the problem on either HD.
It's possible that this is what this shop did. If they then sold the good, "composite" HD as new, or even as used, without clearing off the old data, we'd be in a situation that might meet the situation described in that article.
"Human Error, Bad Housekeeping, Or Fraud?"
Very possibly "yes" to all three, in my opinion.
I know you think you understand what you thought I said,
but I'm not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant!