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#1 HDWildBill ONLINE  

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Posted June 25, 2013 - 08:30 PM

About 2 years ago I bought a Seagate GoFlex External Hard drive 500 GB for my backups and to also backup computers I might be working on.  It lasted about a year and suddenly died with out warning.  I contacted Seagate and jumped through all their hoop's and ended up shipping it back to them.  They replaced the harddrive and sent it back.  That was March of last year.  Today I went to access my back up files and you guessed it, it is dead again.

 

I have a Western Digital 80 GB I bought about 5 years ago and it is still going strong and I have totted that thing all over the place to do different job's and it has been banged around in the car etc.  The Seagate has only been sitting on my desk. My recommendation is to stay away from the Seagate GoFlex Desktop. 


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Posted June 26, 2013 - 12:40 AM

seagate are good hard drive - there should be a 5 years warrenty from the manufactors date

 

western digital - you get 3 years  and you have to buy 2 other years if you what 5 years

 

 

when you buy a pcs or laptops most only have a one year warrrenty 

you can buy the 3 years for $100 - $200

your can also buy the 5 years - but is is high around the cost of the pc/laptop


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Posted June 26, 2013 - 02:48 AM

I have never liked Seagate drives, I had one crash after just 9 months.
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Posted June 26, 2013 - 04:19 AM

I'm using IOmega drives on my Mac mini. I have 2 1Tb external drives and they have been running over 3 years now without a hitch. One is backup(time machine) and the other is the music library drive. It seems to be a bit of a crap shoot these days. The drives are so dense and run so fast that the tiniest defect will result in premature failure. Cheap SS drives are the answer. Get us away from rotating media and many problems will go away. 


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Posted June 26, 2013 - 06:51 AM

The last two hd failures I've had we're both sea gates, but everyone has different results with stuff.
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Posted June 26, 2013 - 08:55 AM

I have a good friend that has been through this with a 1tb Seagate drive two different times.  I will not touch Seagate drives after that...


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Posted June 26, 2013 - 09:09 AM

I could probably go through the hoops again but it will cost more money to ship it to them only for it to die again and by now the deal I got when it was on sale is gone.  So it is now a relic and a lesson learned.

 

Over the years I have changed out go good number of hard drives mainly for friends and clients.  I can't say I've changed out any one brand more then another, but I really haven't kept track either.  Our granddaughters laptop has a seagate in it and it is giving her problems so I will probably end up changing it out at some point.  I'll probably put a Fuji in it, they seem to last quite well.  I had one in mine and it lasted 11 years, it died the end of last year.



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Posted June 26, 2013 - 09:18 AM

Here's a Novell server with over 6 years of uptime without a reboot.




http://www.novell.co...eature/103.html

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Posted June 26, 2013 - 09:20 AM

Missing Novell server discovered after four years.


http://www.theregist...scovered_after/
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Posted June 26, 2013 - 09:23 AM

How about Hard Drives that are 16 years old!!

http://arstechnica.c...-beat-16-years/
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Posted June 26, 2013 - 09:41 AM

I have read about the server found behind the wall, before.  Netware was an excellent OS, another great product M$ destroyed, but the good thing is they couldn't put Novell under.  But once again Marketing over shadows Quality and prevails.  


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Posted June 26, 2013 - 11:09 AM

We have a PC here at work that is connected to an older instrument. It was installed in 1999 as an "upgrade" to deal with the infamous Y2k problem. It's still running and we had to scrounge up another VGA CRT monitor the other day when the original finally packed it in.


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Posted June 26, 2013 - 05:10 PM

I just gave a CRT 20" away about a month ago. 



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Posted July 13, 2013 - 09:28 AM

Bill, you nailed it my friend!  I just now got around to taking my failing hard drive out of my 13mth old Lenovo desktop.  Yep, you got it right, a Seagate 500GB!

 

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Posted July 13, 2013 - 10:35 AM

Some how that doesn't surprise me. Have you decided what OS you are going back with?  When we talked you said you didn't have a windows disc.  You can go back to Lenovo and request a Win 7 disc.






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