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Prescott
14-11-2005, 12:07 PM
im looking at buying an external hard drive, well i mean making one from a hard drive enclosure and an internal hard drive.

im thinking along the lines of this (http://supercheappc.biz/site/product_info.php?cPath=1_36_68&products_id=204) and this (http://supercheappc.biz/site/product_info.php?cPath=1_36_65&products_id=1171&osCsid=cb35efc23263d77676c240d7701c5450).

what do you think? is it any good?

does this seagate have a 5 year warrenty?

is there anything else i should know about external hard drives?

Metla
14-11-2005, 12:09 PM
Have you considered asking the vendor?

Prescott
14-11-2005, 12:19 PM
Yes, Im asking about the warrenty now.... but i thought i read somewhere that all Seagates had a 5 year warrenty, just not sure though....

How reliable are these? or should i go for a different brand?

Metla
14-11-2005, 12:20 PM
Have you considered asking the vendor?

Prescott
14-11-2005, 12:23 PM
Ok then.

Obviously this thread was pointless.....

Speedy Gonzales
14-11-2005, 12:33 PM
I havent got any external USB enclosures (YET), so have no idea how good they are.

I use seagates here. 1 80GB ide and 1 SATA. On one PC and 2 20 GB's on the other.

Never had a prob with these either (YET).

I've heard Western Digital are pretty crappy.

So, whatever u do, dont buy these.

Metla
14-11-2005, 12:37 PM
Ok then.

Obviously this thread was pointless.....

Generally Seagate have a 5 year cover, Whether the ones sold by your vendor of choice do I cannot say, By the price they maynot have sourced them through any official channel so whose to say apart from them?

Contact the vendor and ask.

Renmoo
14-11-2005, 01:21 PM
Just checked out your tradef1, metla, while wondering does it sell any external HDD and found a spelling mistake (sorry for being pedantic) - hicups is spelled as hiccups.

Metla
14-11-2005, 01:46 PM
Just imagine I flamed you right about.......NOW.

I really want to stay in charecter but my heart isn't in it at the moment, Must be all these phone calls Im getting from Xtra customers because their email doesn't work....

Rob99
14-11-2005, 02:12 PM
jameskan you should visit the forum on trade f1 and read the rules, better yet post what you just said there!!
http://www.computermedic.co.nz/tradef1forum/viewtopic.php?t=5

pctek
14-11-2005, 02:38 PM
All Seagates have a 5 year warranty unless you buy it from Supercheap. Then it has a 2 minute warranty like everything they sell.

pixeldust
14-11-2005, 03:45 PM
Casual observation: I love it how everyone desperate for a scapegoat ever since The PC Company fell over is just creaming themselves over every opportunity to see how terrible they can make SuperCheapPC look.

Which company will be the villains of the story this time next year, I wonder?

Tukapa
14-11-2005, 04:11 PM
I have an external USB 2.0 enclosure like this and an IDE 160GB hard drive and it works well for me.

My set-up would be very similar to what you are looking at. Just make sure you have USB 2.0 otherwise the transfer rates will be very slow!

And as for SuperCheap - I have used them and found their service to be fine and product as reliable as any other I have bought (but then I have not had to make a warranty claim or the like yet!). Just my 2c.

notechyet
14-11-2005, 04:21 PM
Hello
I have a similar machine in a Pleiades enclosure (which has an own little stand)and it works very well. I use it for image backup. The HDD is a 120 GB Western Digital, though the new internal is also a 200 Gb Baracuda all in top condition(touch wood) so far.
Gion