I received delivery of my new LiteOn SOHW-812S DVD writer today. The delivery man threw it on the concrete floor at my front door while waiting for me to sign his clipboard. It fell from about chest height, hitting the floor with a thunk. Note that the package had no padding…it was just the DVD box wrapped in plastic filmwrap.
I’m going to be testing it in a moment, but would something like this reduce the lifespan of a drive?