Looking for a dependable 500 Giga external HD

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    chermesh
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    Hi,
    My external HD (WD MyBook 500) ceased to work. When I bought it, around a year ago, i read promising reviews, especially on its reliability. Well, no more. This HD is a crap. At least mine.
    Could you suggest a dependable external HD of a similar size?

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    Wired
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    Re: Looking for a dependable 500 Giga external HD

    I’ve got a 750 GB Maxtor OneTouch 4 Plus, works great.

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    Virtual
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    Re: Looking for a dependable 500 Giga external HD

    I’ve got 7 Seagate FeeAgent Desktop external HDDs and I have never had a problem. I have a mixture of 1TB and 500GB drives and they are consantly in use.

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    Ossian
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    Re: Looking for a dependable 500 Giga external HD

    WD pocket sized drives work for me

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    AndyJG247
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    Re: Looking for a dependable 500 Giga external HD

    I would pretty much guarantee, no matter which one you pick, you will find someone that doesn’t like the drive because theirs crashed. HDDs are mechanical and will fail at some point. You may have just been unlucky or possibly not careful enough with it.

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    biggles77
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    Re: Looking for a dependable 500 Giga external HD

    chermesh;149234 wrote:
    Hi,
    My external HD (WD MyBook 500) ceased to work. When I bought it, around a year ago, i read promising reviews, especially on its reliability. Well, no more. This HD is a crap. At least mine.
    Could you suggest a dependable external HD of a similar size?

    Check the warranty. There was a WD unit like this that had a 3 year warranty.

    I believe Seagate have one that has a 5 year warranty. Don’t know what it was called, I just remember the warranty.

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    Virtual
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    Re: Looking for a dependable 500 Giga external HD

    Good point raised. The Seagate drive I mentioned comes with 5 Year Limited Warranty. Not sure what the limits are as I have never had to claim, touch wood.

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