Toshiba Canvio Basics 320GB (E05A032BAU2XK ): Is this a good drive?

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  1. Steve.P.JobsFan macrumors 6502a

    Steve.P.JobsFan

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    My WD 320GB MyBook is starting to show symptoms of failure. Not wanting to take a risk, I bought this drive. I plugged it into Windows, and checked the drive via MacDrive. The failure rate was pretty high, then again, it's a Western Digital. :eek:

    Anyways, I made a copy of the drive. I ordered a Toshiba Canvio Basics 320GB USB2.0 HDD from Amazon with overnight shipping for $69.61.


    Does anybody here have experience with this drive? Is it a good one? What is the failure rate? I want to make sure I bought a good, reliable drive.

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    Any information and reviews on the product will be appreciated, as always.

    - William
     
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    What about the 266 reviews on Amazon? You can sort by star rating and see, why some people gave it a 1 or 2 star rating.
     
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    I only have 30GB in data. 320GB is more than enough. I've been doing TM backups for 3 months, and I still have 275GB free.

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    Also, I didn't buy this drive. Please see my thread on the Hitachi drive for more info.
     

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