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I have a 1TB Logitech G-Drive hanging off of my Mini right now, and I was going to pick one up for Steve so that we can swap some data around. I haven't had a problem with it, but holy shit:

G-Technology 1TB G-DRIVE High-Performance Hard Drive - Apple Store (U.S.)

The reviews for it scare the crap out of me. :eek:

I've had great luck with my Buffalo NAS, and bad luck with Western Digital drives. What are all you lads using, and would any of you like to buy a 1TB G-Drive? :lol:
 

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I have a 500 gig Western Digital that I use to back up my back up's (if you know what I mean) and I've had no problems with it.
 

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I pretty much only buy Hitachi drives if i have any choice in the matter. Hitachi bought IBM's hard drive business and i love my TravelStars.
 

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How much would it cost just to buy an empty external enclosure and then your own hd of choice? I haven't done this since all my machines only have FW and USB 2 with PATA IDE. I think it's time to go serial, but e-sata is looking pretty enticing.
 

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Wow at those reviews :lol:

My boss at the company I ran the product line for had a huge hard-on for Seagates and hated WD and Hitachi.

Don't buy the LaCies; they're ridiculously overpriced and we had two fail on the audio project that I worked on for two years. We also had three Samsung drives fail.
 

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Don't buy the LaCies; they're ridiculously overpriced and we had two fail on the audio project that I worked on for two years. We also had three Samsung drives fail.
Funny story... i was up at my old university, borrowing a SCSI CD burner from an old friend who's also the tech in the Design department of my old faculty.

It was a LaCie, and we had to open the enclosure to try and swap out the drive for something else... the CD mechanism inside was clearly labeled as a factory second, and the LaCie was bought new. And of course, it has a label over the seams saying that opening the case will void the warranty. I wonder how many other LaCie products are like that? It's certainly changed my view of the brand.
 

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I've had 5 LaCie drives fail on me as well. Two of them failed in the middle of the fucking Outback. Kind of hard to hit up a Best Buy. Total shit.
 

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One of my friends bought an external WD drive+enclosure. It died in less than a year and she asked me for help on it.

When I did some research on it, I found that WD put refurbished drives in those enclosures... I told her she's SOL if she heard clicking noises and to just put her own drive in it.
 

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All I use is Western Digital. I don't have any problems.
 

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I use whatever including WD, I don't have a preference. All I care about is that they last.
 

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I have 2 samsung 1TBs in a raid1 I have had no issues with. one of my seagates is kind of wonky though and has some timing issue or something or other
 

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A bunch of people in my class in college did a group buy of LaCie external drives for their project drives for the studio (one guy's brother got them a deal), probably half of them failed, and at least one literally caught fire :lol:

My Maxtor (who, I guess, is now Seagate) 250GB that I bought 5 years ago is still running strong like the day I bought it. Looks like this:
 

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I pretty much only buy Hitachi drives if i have any choice in the matter. Hitachi bought IBM's hard drive business and i love my TravelStars.
Is that what happened? I was wondering when hitachi drives quit being a joke :lol:
 
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