External Hard Disk Problems

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Max Payne, Dec 22, 2006.

  1. Max Payne macrumors 6502a

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    I bought two 80GB 2.5" Freecom external hard disk last June. One for my friend, which is still up and running. Mine stopped working after 2 weeks. I returned it back and bought another. The same brand and memory. I went back to Oman with all my work saved in it and again it stopped working. I returned it back and bought a 120GB 2.5" Freecom, but white this time not black :D from a different website. A friend of mine borrowed it and took it to Kuwait. He called me 3 days ago saying that the HD blew yet again. I am waiting for him to return it back so I can return it.

    One is HD and it's the HD.
    Two HDs and I am just plain unlucky.
    Three HDs and there is a problem with me.

    I would like to buy a new HD. What do you guys recommend? A solid one that won't break would be great. :D

    Thank you in advance for your help.

    P.S. I am in the UK.
     
  2. Irish Dave macrumors regular

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    I have two external hard drives and both have proved reliable.

    1. 300Gb Maxtor Firewire drive

    2. Pika One 250 Gb Firewire drive

    I can recommend either one.

    Dave :)
     
  3. Max Payne thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thank you Dave.

    Do they come in 2.5" casing or are they 3.5"ers. I am looking for a 2.5" now. I might buy 3.5" later.
     
  4. Irish Dave macrumors regular

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    3.5" but I have found them very reliable.

    Dave :)
     

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