Rijnzael wrote:Hmm, I have a Thinkpad T61 and haven't had any problems so far. I have had to contact support, and they were indeed incompetent, but I think the engineering of the device is solid. Likewise, I didn't even feel the need to completely remove all the software that came with it.
I wouldn't know what comes stock as far as software goes; the Thinkpads through our college's laptop program were custom-spec'd, and came with an image of everything that I didn't need (in their defense, I was an Electronic Media major going to an engineering school). Whether that was the source of any or all of my woes, I'm still not sure.
Then again, it could just be my own bad luck... every Maxtor drive I've owned has failed within two years, and I wouldn't touch one with a ten foot pole anymore, but other people I know swear up and down that they're solid. So I'd take my ranting with a grain of salt either way. ;]