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Old 08. Sep 2013, 12:18 AM   #16 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Anupam View Post
That's true. A 2 year warranty does not safeguard your data, or get it back when the drive goes bad, because the warranty does not cover taking out the data from the faulty hard drive. That's the way world operates. But, it's food for thought though, that while the drive was in warranty, it went bad, and therefore, the loss of data should be their responsibility. People put so much of trust in their drive and bought it... is it their fault the drive went bad in the warranty period?
Not their fault at all. I like the idea that vendors should be responsible for data retrieval if a hard drive goes bad but I don't think we'll ever see it.

QUOTE=Anupam;92255]It's all about money. The Green brand of drives are cheap, so they don't give quality with it. The Black brand are costlier, and therefore have the best quality.[/QUOTE]

Sad, but true. My experience is that even the ones considered the best die after a few years, though the WD Black Caviar drives have a 5 year warranty.

Originally Posted by Anupam View Post
Yea, redundancy of data is good, specially with the important data. However, not everyone can afford an external drive and an internal both. My friend is not very rich. He did have 3 internal drives in his system, including this one, and the other two were older and of lesser capacity. We did make very important data redundant on one of the drives, but still, very big data like the wedding videos which take a lot of space had to be kept in this 1 TB hard drive. Fortunately, it's good that he had already made video DVDs of them and had given to his customers... otherwise he would have been in real trouble today. So, not much important data lost, but still, data was still lost.
I don't have any video stored on my system, I can't even imagine how large video files must be.
As far as I know everything used for backup (DVD, CD, HDD, SSD, Flash Memory etc.) is fallible eventually. When I buy a music CD I burn a copy and use the copy.
I don't store anything of importance on a flash drive - having had a few become suddenly unreadable for no reason I could see cured me of that. Brand name didn't seem to matter.
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