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Backup Hard Drive - advice please - Resolved Going Internal for more flexibility

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Backup Hard Drive - advice please - Resolved Going Internal for more flexibility

I have now reached the point where my hard drives are getting a bit full and so need to get another one
A 1TB size would be adequate which leaves the question - internal or external
There isn't much cost difference and as the access speed wouldn't really be a factor although USB2 (motherboard limit) would be a pain
Thoughts please on why I should consider an external one
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Re: Backup Hard Drive - advice please

How about one of these 2TB network drives.... a 1TB version is available for £4 less.
I have a 3TB version working fine.

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Nearly twice as expensive - 1TB internal or external is about £55
Just realised - it would need connecting to my router - more cable to another room as there isn't a power supply available (I already have a 4 way splitter on the only plug near the router)
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Re: Backup Hard Drive - advice please

Sorry...Amazon's 'Prime' pricing threw me.
Ok, add one of these..

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Have decided to add a 1TB internal drive for more flexibility and shift stuff around from my two existing 500GB drives as it will give much more room for fiddling as the requirements change
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Re: Backup Hard Drive - advice please - Resolved Going Internal for more flexibility

Wink http://www.cclonline.com/product/27454/ST31000528AS/Hard-Drives/1TB-Seagate-Barracuda-7200-12-3-5-Ha...
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Re: Backup Hard Drive - advice please - Resolved Going Internal for more flexibility

Oldjim,
I am looking for something similar myself, can you let me know the make and size you eventually settle for.
Please PM me if you don't want to respond via the forum.
Thanks.
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Wink http://www.cclonline.com/product/27454/ST31000528AS/Hard-Drives/1TB-Seagate-Barracuda-7200-12-3-5-Ha...
This one I would really question
Seagate7200.12 is SATA3 and looking elsewhere this particular model is old stock they are trying to get rid of http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/harddrives-internal/sata500gbto1tb/seagate/st31000528a...
to answer the other question I will probably go one of these two
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/1tb-seagate-st31000524as-barracuda-720012-sata-6gb-s-7200rpm-32mb-cac... 36 month warranty as it isn't OEM
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/1tb-western-digital-wd10ezrx-caviar-green-35-hdd-sata-iii-6gb-s-intel... 2 years nominal warranty but usually more after checking the serial number
Note - I get free delivery from Scan
EDIT - checking reviews I will be ordering the Seagate this evening so that is gets delivered on Thursday when I will be in
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Re: Backup Hard Drive - advice please - Resolved Going Internal for more flexibility

Oldjim - double check the warranty on the drive manufacturers site when you have bought the drive.
Also do a print out of the retaillers web page with the warranty visible on the printout.
I had issues with a rather large online retailler who advertised my drive as having a 3 year manufacturers warranty. When I got it and installed it I double checked the serial number and found it to be a 2 year warranty.
Going back to the retaillers site they had dropped all mention of the warranty. When I questioned this with them they told me I'd made a mistake and they had never offered the drive with 3 years warranty. This argument continued over a week or so until I offered to take my printout of their web page clearly showing the three year warranty to Trading Standards and let them take it from there.
Within half an hour I was asked for proof of this (obviously to check I wasn't bluffing) and an hour after sending a copy of what I had received a response that they would personally cover the extra year without an issue ......
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Re: Backup Hard Drive - advice please - Resolved Going Internal for more flexibility

I will indeed - that is my standard practice
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Re: Backup Hard Drive - advice please - Resolved Going Internal for more flexibility

Thanks for that may well order one myself
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Re: Backup Hard Drive - advice please - Resolved Going Internal for more flexibility

Seagate's OEM warranty page says 3 years, but the way it's written suggests individual end users aren't really "OEM Customers".
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The problem I have is that other Seagate drives on Scan only have 12 months warranty and this http://www.seagate.com/gb/en/support/warranty-and-replacements/limited-consumer-warranty/ states
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How Long Does the Coverage Last? Our warranty periods are 1 year, 2 years, 3 years or 5 years from the documented date of purchase, depending on the type of product and where it was purchased.
Clear as mud isn't it
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Re: Backup Hard Drive - advice please - Resolved Going Internal for more flexibility

Update - Seagate drive arrived today
Warranty 23 months
Checking with Scan - it is an error and the website should say 12 months
RMA initiated and the Western Digital drive ordered - should all be sorted on Monday