04-04-2008 11:53 AM - edited 04-04-2008 12:14 PM
04-08-2008 11:34 PM
04-20-2008 09:56 AM
04-21-2008 10:09 PM - last edited on 04-22-2008 03:07 AM by SalA
04-22-2008 01:56 PM
09-20-2010 03:30 PM
A few months ago I lost some irreplacable data when a Seagate Maxtor Black Armor 320 gb drive went down. Just to be on the safe side, I bought a Seagate Maxtor Black Armor 320 to replace it and a Seagate Expansion Portable Drive 500 gb to back up the back Black Armor. Both have just gone down. As with the first drive I don't doubt Seagate will ask for more than I can afford in order to recover the data. I'm numb at the moment - haven't taken in the significance of all the data I've lost. If only I had known the drives are this unreliable, I would have at least bought from a mix of manufacturers. I have a non-portable 1TB drive from Seagate for home use as well. Had not started using it. Not worth the risk is it?