Is this a genuine Dell Drive?

vincent at vincent at
Wed Feb 14 07:31:41 CST 2007

On Wed, 14 Feb 2007, Ben Scott wrote:

> I've never seen a Dell part that didn't have either a DP/N (Dell
> Part Number), DS/N (Dell Serial Number), or PPID (Piece Part
> Identification) marked on it somewhere.  But maybe there are
> exceptions.
> Why do you care?  It's not like Dell makes the drives themselves;
> they buy drives from Seagate, Maxtor, etc., just like everyone else
> does.

I care because: 1) I need warranty service on the drive and 2) these were 
sold to me as 'genuine Dell Drives'.


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