External HD logetivity?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by dukebound85, Dec 3, 2006.

  1. dukebound85 macrumors P6


    Jul 17, 2005
    5045 feet above sea level
    I was wondering how long externals last. I have one of theose mybook 250gig hd and am curious. Are these known to be reliable?
  2. Fearless Leader macrumors 68020

    Mar 21, 2006
    just as long as internal, well if your not abusive. Expect beyond 5 years easy. If its fine for the first 3 months, it should be fine for a long time.
  3. hodgjy macrumors 6502

    Apr 15, 2005
    5 years

    Put it this way--the Seagate external drive I have has a 5 year warranty. That should tell you how long it should last. Granted, not every part made will last to specs, but manufacturers always under warranty the parts' lifespan rather than over warrantying them.

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