Seagate 500GB External Hard Drive

  Roy* 13:12 21 Feb 2008

Any views about this External HD. I was thinking of buying one but reading the negative feedback on Amazon I'm not sure?

I bought the hard drive only 3 months ago. I had no problems setting up, although the US style plug and converter isn't exactly ideal. Then, the drive packed up on me 3 days ago, completely died, even after the electrics were checked as fine. I lost my entire music collection, all my work and uni files. I know I should have backed up, but then again, when you fork out £80, you don't expect to!! Never again will I be buying a shoddy product from a company with a lousy rep. Save your money!!

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Any knowledgeable opinions welcome?

  wee eddie 13:39 21 Feb 2008

Folk unplug them before they have properly turned them off.

2 sides to every story...same site
This is truely a great bit of kit. I was pondering how to easilly add some extra storage to my home PC. I was steered to the SEAGATE one (rather than Western Digital equivalent) by the top reviews from Which magazine
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Ive the one linked and havent had any issues at all.
As wee eddie,use safely remove hardware when disconnecting.

  grumpygramp 14:30 21 Feb 2008

I am also happy with Seagate .I also learnt about shutting external items off properly when I lost alot of Data on a USB Pen Drive though disconecting without using the eject Icon on the taskbar

  T0SH 14:32 21 Feb 2008

All hard drives will eventually fail the only unknown bit is when this will happen

Cheers HC

  Roy* 15:29 21 Feb 2008

So seems like a good one to get just need to ensure you follow the stop process as with the memory sticks etc

  Stuartli 15:43 21 Feb 2008

I have a Seagate One Touch USB 400GB external drive, which is used for regular backups.

I ensure that I ALWAYS use the Remove Hardware Safely feature, just as with memory card reader/writers and similar products.

Some people get away with not doing so, but it's not worth the risk...:-)

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