I want to send my old 120 GB harddisk back for service, before its 3 years warranty expired. For over one and a half years the harddisk was not working well. It will roars when spinning. That's scary.
I just registered at Hitachi's website. Now I've to send it back via mail. The troublesome job is to find some thick foam to wrap the harddisk. Netiher bubble wrap nor styrofoam peanuts is allowed. Otherwise, warranty will be voided immediately. The harddisk only worth just $300 but the cost of shipment and handling make it not worth the price. (see Hitachi Packaging instructions)
It might be easier for me to just throw it away rather than having it fixed. Sigh.