Samsung SSD RMA

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  1. choreo macrumors regular

    choreo

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    Has anyone had an SSD replaced by Samsung under warranty?

    I had an 840 EVO 500 go out last week. One year old. Supposed to have 3 year warranty. I have submitted the Samsung Online RMA Request Form twice the past week, but no response from them? Site just says they will process my request and get back to me shortly?

    What was your experience?
     
  2. Pending macrumors regular

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    Did you fill this out? Only its different for SSDs. http://www.samsung.com/us/support/supportServiceWarrantySSDODDExchange.do
    If so just wait for an XRA number so you can return your SSD.
     
  3. m4v3r1ck macrumors 68020

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    Do not hit someone on the head with it? :D
     
  4. Pending macrumors regular

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    Absolutely should not use this as a weapon! :)
     
  5. choreo thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yes, that is the form I filled out and submitted twice so far.

    Since this is my business computer I could not wait for them to respond, so I went ahead and bought another identical drive and installed it. I guess their warranty is something they do when they get around to it? I am used to Western Digital where they get me a replacement hard drive out the same day when one fails and I send the damaged one back by giving them a credit card number.

    If you are running Samsung SSDs I guess it would be prudent to buy spares if you don't have a few weeks to burn when one goes out!
     
  6. Earl Urly macrumors regular

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    Two years ago they replaced a Samsung 830 that suddenly developed too many CRC errors and refused to mount, they took like maybe 3-4 days to do it, pretty decent of them.

    That 830's running in an old Mac Pro 1,1 now, I figure it's a good fit.
     
  7. choreo thread starter macrumors regular

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    Been two weeks now, no response from Samsung?
     
  8. Pending macrumors regular

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    Ring Samsung without delay...thats too long.
    Good luck.
     
  9. choreo thread starter macrumors regular

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    Took 2 hours but I finally got someone on the phone! They did receive my requests and apparently tried to reply to me (and a few times while I was on the phone with them also via email) and apparently ALL emails from Samsung are getting bounced back to them from the GoDaddy server where I have my email account.

    I have had the same email address for 20 years and have clients all over the globe and never had one person say they could not reach me via email? I get probably 150 Spam an Junk mails per day at that address - apparently they can get through!

    Finally had to set up a G-mail account just to get their responses.
     
  10. brentsg macrumors 68040

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    You should talk to GoDaddy to see if they have some soft of third party screening going on for e-mail. A lot of ISP's use services that attempt to make spam "die on the vine" so you never see it, and some of them won't even notify the sender that it didn't make it. I'm not familiar with that GoDaddy does.
     
  11. Gav Mack macrumors 68020

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    Go daddy drove some of my clients around the bend with their spam filters, similar to yahoo with mails arriving 3 days late or seemingly lost in their email ether forever. A pita and ultimately you get what you (don't) pay for.

    I have since moved all of them onto Microsoft exchange online mailboxes which are superb for about 60 bucks a year. You can choose what spam filtering you require and the stock Mac and iOS apps work great, with the added bonus of cardDAV and calDAV support for Google/iCloud contacts and calendars too unlike using a crippled so called premium client like outlook for the Mac which won't support those standards in their spat with Apple and Google.
     
  12. choreo thread starter macrumors regular

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    UPDATE:

    Received a "REFURBISHED" Drive today from Samsung.

    Not sure how you "refurbish" an SSD?
     
  13. AidenShaw macrumors P6

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    1. Secure erase (TRIM entire drive)
    2. Test it
    3. Reset S.M.A.R.T. counters and other usage indicators
    4. Put it in a new box
     

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