REPAIRING OR REPLACING THEM CAN COST YOU
These drives inherently have longer lead times, that is if they are still available for new purchase. Repairing them is still an option, but that comes with further delay and cost.
When a drive fails and production stops, the only thing that matters is getting your machine back up and running as quickly as possible. iAutomation can get you back up and running faster than you expect in most every case by sourcing the components you need and having our engineers onsite, but at the same time, we want to help you be proactive.
These drives have proven to be solid solutions since their adoption, but as with any piece of hardware, with age, the price goes up. As technology improves, new hardware is relased at costs that are in line with the market demand, while the price of pre-existing hardware remains or increases.