How reliable are External Hard drives
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Posted 06 September 2008 - 07:37 AM
I do this simply because i almost lost 70 gigs of Music MP3's by letting a family member use my external HD to listen to the songs. Months later when i got the drive back, it would not work in any of the 7 computers i have at home. Even installing the HD into a computer would only get me errors. I finally used a Knoppix bootable CD to get the files off the drive. The drive never got mentioned after i asked them what happened to the drive. They just said it worked for them, but the funny thing is it was unplugged and the cables unhooked for over a month before i asked for it back. Live and learn, EH!
Don't get me wrong here, because i still have a 10 year old toshiba 2 gig Laptop HD in an elcheapo USB enclosure that still works after using it for over 3 years now. It's so old that the enclosure uses a mouse port pass-thru adapter to power the drive. I also have a WD 160 Gig Pata External drive i use for saving data when i am reinstall windows on computers. This drive is 2 years old now and still works well. It's just that DVD's won't fail if you take care of them.
Posted 06 September 2008 - 06:40 PM
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