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Hard Drive Recovery Service from Freecom - 3yr subscription £24.95

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Not a deal per-se, but I consider this to be a good offer all the same. If you have a hard drive fail, you've lost everything - MP3's, pictures, documents, movies, the lot. You are also looking
jakethecat Avatar5y, 10m agoFound 5 years, 10 months ago49 Comments
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By strange chance a client's laptop hard drive died over the weekend. True story!

Luckily I had convinced them to get Carbonite backup about a year ago so I just popped a new drive in the laptop, reinstalled Windows, grabbed the most immediately useful things from the online backup (Favourites etc), and I've left the rest of it to restore over the next few days (250Gb or so- they'll get their money's worth out of their ISP this month!).

Imagine if they had gone with Freecom! We'd be sending the drive away (to Spain?!?) and just hoping they'd be able to retrieve the data. I know the client (and myself if I had recommended it) would be scared s!**less right now.

Backup! Online/remotely if at all possible!


Good job, I'm sure jakethecat would have no problems posting the drive to Spain in the hope that they'd manage to restore the data and pray they didn't take a copy of anything for themselves. I'm glad they recommend international postage of damaged drives, that's professionalism for you I guess.
By strange chance a client's laptop hard drive died over the weekend. True story!

Luckily I had convinced them to get Carbonite backup about a year ago so I just popped a new drive in the laptop, reinstalled Windows, grabbed the most immediately useful things from the online backup (Favourites etc), and I've left the rest of it to restore over the next few days (250Gb or so- they'll get their money's worth out of their ISP this month!).

Imagine if they had gone with Freecom! We'd be sending the drive away (to Spain?!?) and just hoping they'd be able to retrieve the data. I know the client (and myself if I had recommended it) would be scared s!**less right now.

Backup! Online/remotely if at all possible!
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shaz2sxy
lol I learnt my lesson, it was my brothers fault, I bought a backup drive but that night i came he decided to trip over the HD and BANG.


Not sure you wanted to tell us that...did you?


True, there are some facts we don't need to know :P
jakethecat
arduino – you seem to under the misguided impression that you are right and I clearly don’t know squat. Well, just to humour you, I thought I’d respond.

I've been working within the IT industry now for over 20 years. I've seen and done most things from programming through to being an IT Director for an Aerospace Company. Amongst the many areas I have had to deal with as an IT Director, I've dealt with data recovery and forensic investigations when faced with internal fraud investigations. When it comes to data storage, I can honestly say that I have some experience in this as I have setup multiple SANS (HDS, EMC, HP) and the last one was a pair of 110tb HDS units which also included data replication using FOIP across a 2km dark fibre link. The same is true of virtualisation, networking and operating systems - so I do know what I’m talking about.

I currently work as a freelance IT Consultant and as a freelance consultant, my reputation is based on my expertise and knowledge and I would not damage that reputation by recommending a service/organisation that I wasn't confident would provide what the client wanted.
I am regular advisor on Experts Exchange (http://www.experts-exchange.com/M_5088252.html). I extend that same level of professionalism to the posts I put on Experts Exchange and the few posts I put on Hotukdeals. If I thought that Freecom weren’t up to scratch or had a dubious pedigree, I wouldn’t have posted the deal. As it happens, Freecom are a huge supplier of storage products and part of Mitsubishi Chemical. In your last post you implied that Freecom fall into the same category as the back street repair shops that Sky news researched – that is a very dangerous thing to suggest as it’s tantamount to libel.

Finally, I have never disputed that backups are the correct solution (Post #31 ‘…Don't get me wrong, backups win every time but for every person that does take a backup, there will be 25 that don't…’) and the voucher for Trend has zero to do with this thread, your comments (don’t flatter yourself), or the comments of fellow contributors – it came from an e-mail that had been sat in my inbox for a few days and I posted it as I feel that it’s a good deal and Trend is a reputable company - not that I have to justify to you why the voucher deal was posted!

Now you will probably be sitting there and thinking to yourself '...what a load of bullsh!t...' (or similar but it's probably derogatory) and to be honest with you, I really don't care what you think as I have already wasted far too much time on this post already.


You're right, you don't care which is why you've been replying and trolling for the duration of this crap deal.

Expertsexchange is perhaps one of the worst tech forums online, and you've shown no professionalism here at all.

In your last post you implied that Freecom fall into the same category as the back street repair shops that Sky news researched – that is a very dangerous thing to suggest as it’s tantamount to libel.


No it isn't, you're clearly not a lawyer are you. Thanks for the laughs.

I currently work as a freelance IT Consultant and as a freelance consultant, my reputation is based on my expertise and knowledge and I would not damage that reputation by recommending a service/organisation that I wasn't confident would provide what the client wanted.


Since neither you, nor freecom provide any details of what is covered, how they operate and what the plan to do how can you be confident that anyone would want this service, given that you know nothing about it? Professionalism indeed.

SO you've worked in IT for 20 years and claim to be an expert in topic of data storage and protection yet you seem to think it's a good idea to send a damaged drive via the postal service? Again, thanks for yet another laugh.

The clear consensus from people who do know what they're talking about in this thread (backed up with valid points rather than misrepresentations of what other people said and misunderstandings of the legal system) is that this service is worthless, yet you seem to want to pimp it rather than advise that people employ sensible backups rather than rely on expensive false hope.

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shaz2sxy
lol I learnt my lesson, it was my brothers fault, I bought a backup drive but that night i came he decided to trip over the HD and BANG.


Not sure you wanted to tell us that...did you?
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MediaPlayer-450 DriveIn-Kit WLAN refurbished £59.00 @ freecom

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Wireless MediaPlayer Drive-In Kit including HDMI video output. For standard 3.5" SATA hard drives. Can also be used as network AV streaming device, no hard drive neccessary. With WLAN, LAN, USB 2.0 &
salloo87 Avatar6y, 9m agoFound 6 years, 9 months ago6 Comments
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agreed with the product review...where they the software is still bugy....there is an update( unoffical) which makes it work better..
the 66.04 is out of stock...and the freecom voucher works...prices in other places is over 100...
so for the price i think its a good deal...only think i know it does do as yet is play "apple files"...will be getting mine so ..will try it and let you all know..
So, total price is £68.50 delivered for a second-hand patched up busted one,

When NEW, it was only £66.04 with free delivery here:
http://store.cbccomputers.com/products.asp?partno=30528

That would be if they, or anywhere else had it in stock, as it is dead as a dodo & no longer available even from the manufacturer - that also requires you to be daft enough to want one in the first place with it's track record! eg this review: http://www.pocket-lint.com/quick-review/3179/Freecom-Network-media-player-450 :whistling:
£9.50 delivery!!
I agree really is a poor device
1 review :?