|You don't need a receipt to RMA a hard drive. The only thing that counts is when it was made. Some have as long as 5 year warranties. 3 years is more common. Drives from places like Bestbuy or CompUSA may have only had 1 year. |
Worth looking into. You still need to buy a new drive because the RMA route takes months. If you are in the USA or Canada look at newegg.com. Best online vendor there is.
Too lazy to read that link. You only need to be concerned about 48 bit LBA compliance and in the cas of SATA drives you need to know if your SATA controllers are SATA I or SATA II. If only SATA one there are a few of the very large capacity drives that are NOT backward compatible.
What is the capacity of your current drive?