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# 166083 2-Mar-2015 12:23
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Please excuse the choice of forum, to be honest I couldn't pick a forum from the list that would suit this topic. If I have missed it then my apologies and can a moderator please move it to that appropriate forum.

I have a faulty 64GB card that has gone read-only. It is a Sandisk card and still covered under warranty. I have tried numerous formatting utilities and could not wipe the material on it. I purchased it from Ascent and they have issued an RMA number. I told them I am not happy with sending the card back as it is because it contains private material, but offered to cut it to pieces and return the pieces.

So far I have been told that I have to return the faulty item, and causing physical damage to the card prior to return would void the warranty. I have asked if there are absolutely no provisions made on this matter regarding personal privacy, and also if this policy is that of Ascent's, Ascent's supplier, or Sandisk's. I am still awaiting their reply.

Has anyone dealt with this sort of issue? I'd also love to hear your thoughts on this matter, especially those of you experienced in legal matters.


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  # 1249438 2-Mar-2015 13:19
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Basically if your data cannot get into the "wrong hands" you write off failed drives, end of.  There's no way around it really.

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