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    Smile Replacement 2.5 hard drive

    Hi guys.
    I'm after a hard drive, to replace one I have in an external case.
    I've located a 2.5" Segate 250 GB, date code says 26July 2011, for $24.50 with postage
    Do you think this would be okay?

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    Default Re: Replacement 2.5 hard drive

    No.

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    Default Re: Replacement 2.5 hard drive

    yes.

    One of mine, currently in use in my PC, albeit as a backup, is way older than that.

    And I recently bought 2 used drives off Geekzone, both older, one a 2.5" and one 3.5". Working just fine, I have a docking station I use them in.

    Any drive can fail, and eventually will, just keep backups on more than one and you're good.
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    Smile Re: Replacement 2.5 hard drive

    Quote Originally Posted by piroska View Post
    yes.

    One of mine, currently in use in my PC, albeit as a backup, is way older than that.

    And I recently bought 2 used drives off Geekzone, both older, one a 2.5" and one 3.5". Working just fine, I have a docking station I use them in.

    Any drive can fail, and eventually will, just keep backups on more than one and you're good.
    I've got a 1 TB backup drive for my computer & was thinking of using this bigger one.
    I seem to recall that the bacup drive should be twice as big as the system hard drive.

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    Default Re: Replacement 2.5 hard drive

    You'd be much better off with something like this:
    https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/HDD...A-60GBs--up-to

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    Default Re: Replacement 2.5 hard drive

    Quote Originally Posted by ianhnz View Post
    Hi guys.
    I'm after a hard drive, to replace one I have in an external case.
    I've located a 2.5" Segate 250 GB, date code says 26July 2011, for $24.50 with postage
    Do you think this would be okay?
    Is it for backing up?

    what external case?

    are you using USB2/3? or even E-sata?

    Do not waste money on an ancient used HD when you can plug in a brand new external HD for very little
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    Default Re: Replacement 2.5 hard drive

    Quote Originally Posted by Zippity View Post
    No.
    is the best answer

    laptop HD's often get a lot of abuse, they often dont last as long as desktop HD's.
    That used HD is far too old, it may be OK but I wouldnt trust it .

    Just spend the $100 & get a new USB HD . Or at least buy a new 2.5 HD , they arnt that expensive.
    PB Tech often sell 2.5 inch drives that were removed from new laptops (when upgraded to SSD) .

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