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Date: 16 Apr 2007 23:30:40
From: AKA gray asphalt
Subject: NGC computer
I'm thinking about buying a 500 G external hard drive, Seagate for $119 from
Fry's. Anybody heard anything good or bad about Seagate lately (besides
being loud)?






 
Date: 17 Apr 2007 12:08:19
From: WW
Subject: Re: NGC computer
it's apples & oranges. I do alot of computer fix's/builds. I
personally like western digital but have tried them all. Go to
newegg.com, read the reviews for individual HD's. I use a portable
enclosure that will take any IDE HD, it's usb.



 
Date: 17 Apr 2007 12:40:18
From: MoiMoi
Subject: Re: NGC computer
In article <3RZUh.160739$115.64060@newsfe10.phx >, goodidea1950
@hotmail.spam.com says...
> I'm thinking about buying a 500 G external hard drive, Seagate for $119 from
> Fry's. Anybody heard anything good or bad about Seagate lately (besides
> being loud)?

I have a SG 300GB external, USB/Firewire.
Has been fine for about a year.
(replaced a Maxstor that failed at about a year).
And it's not loud at all, doesn't whine, have to have your ear right up
near it to hear it write.

Incidentally, have two SG 200GB HD's in the puter also; they make
slightly more noise than the external, but not much. More a deeper sound
on read/write than Western Digitals, which I always preferred, but puter
builder I've always used went with Sea Gate about a year ago.

MM



  
Date: 17 Apr 2007 11:56:51
From: AKA gray asphalt
Subject: Re: NGC computer


"MoiMoi" <moimoi@example.com > wrote in message
news:MPG.208ec282833d7793989747@news.individual.net...
> In article <3RZUh.160739$115.64060@newsfe10.phx>, goodidea1950
> @hotmail.spam.com says...
>> I'm thinking about buying a 500 G external hard drive, Seagate for $119
>> from
>> Fry's. Anybody heard anything good or bad about Seagate lately (besides
>> being loud)?
>
> I have a SG 300GB external, USB/Firewire.
> Has been fine for about a year.
> (replaced a Maxstor that failed at about a year).
> And it's not loud at all, doesn't whine, have to have your ear right up
> near it to hear it write.
>
> Incidentally, have two SG 200GB HD's in the puter also; they make
> slightly more noise than the external, but not much. More a deeper sound
> on read/write than Western Digitals, which I always preferred, but puter
> builder I've always used went with Sea Gate about a year ago.
>
> MM

I quit buying Maxtors a couple of years ago. Their return policy was
undoable. It's hard to imagine now, and maybe I was wrong but they insisted
on an error code and had no live contact number. I couldn't get an error
message on a dead drive.