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Western Digital Tools
Howard Dec-16-01 00:24 AM
Can the WD utilities be used on other brand hard drives? Got a WD HD a year ago and found the utilities quite easy and useful. I plan to by an IBM 40 G soon and was wondering if I can use the WD tools on the IBM drive?

Howard - Miami

3. RE: Western Digital Tools
lbyard Dec-16-01 04:33 PM
In response to message 0
I do not think it can. It IDs the drive before starting. Go to http://www.storage.ibm.com/hdd/support/download.htm for IBM disk tools. IBM has been having some problems with some models of hard disk drives lately. I would do some homework before buying one and I would investigate potential vendors. Good vendors may not have the lowest price. The vendor with the lowest price may have the worse return policy and highest shipping and handling cost, but that is not always the case. Larry

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