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Author Topic: Got external 1.5TB Seagate drive  (Read 5328 times)

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« on: June 22, 2009, 17:46 »
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It was $129 on Amazon yesterday.  They shipped today but when I look at this page again is $175 now.


« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2009, 17:52 »
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These drives don't have good reviews. Hight failure rates...

« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2009, 18:25 »
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It's ST315005EXA101-RK to be exact. So far I did not have many problems with Seagate. I am keeping my photos on 3 hard drives anyway :-)

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« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2009, 18:47 »
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Is this one of those backups that you can bring with you on location overseas, so you can free up your SDHC card ? I like to get one to backup my 16g panasonic card when I go back to Tunisia for excursion #2.

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« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2009, 18:48 »
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These drives don't have good reviews. Hight failure rates...

So which one do you recommend Konstatin?

« Reply #5 on: June 22, 2009, 18:53 »
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These drives don't have good reviews. Hight failure rates...

So which one do you recommend Konstatin?

I did some research and so far 1TB Western Digital Green Series seems like one of the most reliable high capacity hard drives.

« Reply #6 on: June 22, 2009, 18:54 »
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Is this one of those backups that you can bring with you on location overseas, so you can free up your SDHC card ? I like to get one to backup my 16g panasonic card when I go back to Tunisia for excursion #2.
I have a Jobo Gigaone 40GB for that purpose and it works perfectly. It is 2 years old now, so there must be newer and bigger models.

« Reply #7 on: June 22, 2009, 21:04 »
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These drives don't have good reviews. Hight failure rates...

So which one do you recommend Konstatin?

I did some research and so far 1TB Western Digital Green Series seems like one of the most reliable high capacity hard drives.
I agree with Konstantin.

« Reply #8 on: June 23, 2009, 10:32 »
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The Western Digitals (if it's the one I have) spin upright and it is supposed to be very taxing on the hard drive.  I only use mine for storage so I make sure it is not plugged in unless I am using it.

« Reply #9 on: June 23, 2009, 13:37 »
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Unless you work in IT or disk repair how many drive failures have you experienced? I got 2 in 20 years. Even if 10 disks fails it is not statistically significant sample :-) Besides I am not going to dump everything I got on this drive at once. I still got other copies of my files. If it fails it will be replaced by manufacturer during warranty period whatever it is. After that I will probably can buy 5TB anyway :-) In meanwhile probably my other backup disk got replaced too.

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« Reply #10 on: June 23, 2009, 19:32 »
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Just returned from Wal-Mart with my $115 WesternDigital 1TB External Hard Drive.
Thanks for the info.


« Reply #11 on: June 24, 2009, 12:45 »
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« Reply #12 on: June 24, 2009, 16:42 »
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I did some research and so far 1TB Western Digital Green Series seems like one of the most reliable high capacity hard drives.
From WD website, it seems this is only a regular HD, not a portable one?  Unless you buy a case for that purpose.

Any experiences with WD's My Passport Essential?  It's a small portable one, unlike the current solution I have (regular HD + external case). I was thinking of it for a second backup, with the advantage of more portability.


 

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