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Windows 7: need suggestions on new hardisk

06 Feb 2012   #11
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi there
ANY mechanical devce can (and does --although fortunately not too often) fail.

As to replacements -- do you actually NEED 2TB or so online . If you do however then :

The WD passport 1TB disks work just fine and can even withstand small things like being dropped on to a Wooden or carpeted but NOT a stone) floor.

My system is to have a load of these WD passport pocket sized 1TB USB disks which use the computers own USB power (no external power supply needed) and copy any data I actually need to have online to disks I've got connected to a server which I have access to. (A virtual server can also be used for this too).

In general HDD's don't fail often BUT THEY CAN -- so you should ALWAYS HAVE BACKUP.

Cheers
jimbo


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06 Feb 2012   #12
eviliony

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

its because in my place... the market is quite small and still developing... thus we dont really have such professional policies as in other countries e.g. send o service centre, replace with new ones (no question asked) ... especially when it comes to electronic things... and for my hardisk... it only comes with 1 month warranty which is ridiculous... but i didnt expect it would die on me so soon... thats why i thought its a wise investment at the first place... how ironic
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06 Feb 2012   #13
eviliony

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

okay thanks for the advice... yes i need 1.5TB above to store my medias... and i prefer to have it internally as u mention that he passport is an external hdd ryte?
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06 Feb 2012   #14
eviliony

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

hello... i just checked through websites that there are no western digital blue that carries 1.5TB .. i only find the black and the green one.... i hardly can find the black ones... but should i go with the green ones? can u help clarify are they good? or should i look for seagate now?
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06 Feb 2012   #15
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

I have been using a Western Digital Green 1.5 TB drive for about 2 years without any problems. Of course, you can have problems with any drive--you need a bit of good luck. I have not had any problems with Samsung either.
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06 Feb 2012   #16
eviliony

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

lol yes i need that luck. i have no problem with my previous samsung and now the new one... im caught with it... i really wish there are many choices available here for me :sigh: what do u think about Seagate?
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06 Feb 2012   #17
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

I have not had any problems with Seagate. Overall, if you searched the Internet, you might find more complaints about Seagate than other brands because some of their models from a few years back seemed to have problems. The last Seagate I bought was around 2005 or so.

You can drive yourself crazy trying to make a choice--so I'd probably make my choice based on price, since you can't look up failure rates in a book of some kind.
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06 Feb 2012   #18
eviliony

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

lol thats true but unfortunately there are few choices available at my place... and thus we only have like hitachi, seagate, WD and Samsung ... but its not the latest model... so its quite hard to cross by the ones uve recommended.. some friends suggest me to go with Hitachi .. any complains u have heard?
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06 Feb 2012   #19
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Always, always, always backup. No hard drive is a guarantee. Keep a second copy elsewhere, offsite perferably. It's the only failsafe.
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06 Feb 2012   #20
eviliony

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

i have backup but its quite scary as well thinkning my backup hdd would fail on me... the only backup i can trust if i can save all of them on the net.. lol but that would be hard as our connection is so slow
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