> About the time of purchase, when the E (as if  B,C,D,E anf F) model came out, 
>we purchase several of them in a short period of time. Well, beleave it or 
>not, but in the folowing 18 month we had to replace, due to crashed or just 
>before crashes, about "25" drives. It took a while but IBM finally admitted 
>that there was a range of disk that were faulty and they replaced all our 
>drive for all our machines at the time (about 15)

This was a fairly well known problem created by an outside vendor to
IBM made all of those drives good, and in some cases replaced the drives
even if they were showing no defects..... Some customers were surprised
see IBM showup with disk drives in hand, and replace them for what
to be NO reason.... It's apparent, they didn't get to some folks quick
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