lament of unlucky hard drive purchaser (plz help)

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by SteveRichardson, Jul 21, 2006.

  1. SteveRichardson macrumors regular


    Jun 26, 2006
    I have only purchased two external hard drives in my life. One, the 160GB CrossFire, died within the month I bought it due to unknown reasons. The second, A 320GB 3.5" SATA2 Seagate with high rated $35 external enclosure, died after one day of use.

    I honestly just got this thing two days ago and now it's not working(clicky noise same as the crossfire).

    I was aware of the importance of buying a hard drive from a reputable brand and source after my CrossFire died, but it seems I am just a very unlucky person. I had backed up a bunch of pictures/videos/music to make temporary room on my ibook's hard drive, but the Seagate crashed before I was able to load the data back to my internal drive. I don't want to have to pay for data retrieval, but I also don't want to have to go through all this warranty crap and buy a new hard drive that will just crash again.

    Anyway, I'm depressed. Seagate is "supposed" to be a wonderful brand. Should I just send it back and get a new one? What are the odds that one will crash as well?

    heeellp. :(
  2. nickelbackmac macrumors regular


    Jun 23, 2006
    Jonesboro, Arkansas USA

    Go to and if you buy a new external HD read reviews there first, they will tell you the odds.
  3. Ladybug macrumors 65816


    Apr 13, 2006
  4. dmw007 macrumors G4


    May 26, 2005
    Working for MI-6
    Sorry to hear about your bad luck SteveRichardson. :( Seagate is supposed to be a good, reliable brand- I would return yours and try your luck with a new one. :eek: :)
  5. Locatel macrumors regular

    Jul 21, 2006

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