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Windows 7: Macrium saved my bacon

04 May 2015   #1

windows 7 ultimate x64
Macrium saved my bacon

My hard drive failed.
I was getting constant " program not responding" and was getting nervous, so I backed every thing up and sure enough, today it would not start at all.
Also, windows was telling me : could not access your hard drive, that happens, but could be a sign of HD failure."
got me a new drive and restored with Macrium and all is fine.

This post is just to let every one know: BACKUP, BACKUP, BACKUP.

any one know what the warranty for a Seagate 500gb hard drive is.


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05 May 2015   #2

Windows 10 64 bit

Generally, most hard drives have a 5 year warranty. I don't know specifically about the one you have. Check with Seagate.
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05 May 2015   #3
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit

Actually, most Seagates now have a one year warranty. Seagate has been known to apply the shorter warranty to older drives that had a two year warranty. A few of the higher priced models have warranties up to five years so I would check with Seagate to see if you might get lucky.

Macrium Reflect has saved my bacon data numerous times. I use it to backup my OS and programs drive or partition (depending on which machine I'm referring to). I prefer to use a folder/file syncing program (FreeFileSync) to backup my data drives/partitions.
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05 May 2015   #4

windows 7 ultimate x64

I found out that the warranty is one year and my drive is almost two years old.
I expected that it was one year, that is why I purchased a new drive without waiting for Seagate.
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