Got the RMA replacement from Seagate today. As opposed to the original 500 GB I sent in (ST3500320AS 7200.11), they sent me the newer and fewer platter design (ST3500418AS, 7200.12). It's about 2/3 of the usual thickness - my first time to see sleeker version of 3.5" platform. It should work equivalent to 1 TB version: ST31000528AS 7200.12. Am running test by copying 60.21 GB of photo data. Koichi Yasutani - a.k.a. Steve + MP Lakewood, WA U.S.A. 2010 / 11 / 4 18:38 PDT On Oct 17, 2010, at 1855 , Koichi Mac wrote: > I packaged the RMA return of Seagate 500 GB last night and will be > shipping out tomorrow. And when Seagate is sending me the replacement, I am > going have to do exactly that since they don't ship to P.O. Box, but > shouldn't be as bad since I don't have to work during weekdays.