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seagate freeagent 750gb 3.5 inch external desktop hard drive which includes 5 year warranty
Features
Product Description FreeAgent Desktop - hard drive - 750 GB - Hi-Speed USB
Type Hard drive - external
Form Factor 3.5"
Dimensions (WxDxH) 4.1 cm x 16.3 cm x 19.1 cm
Capacity 750 GB
Interface Type Hi-Speed USB
Data Transfer Rate 480 Mbps
Spindle Speed 7200 rpm
OS Required Microsoft Windows 2000, Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Apple MacOS X 10.3.9 or later, Microsoft Windows Vista, Apple MacOS X 10.4.6 or later
Power Source Included AC adapter
Manufacturer Warranty 5 years warranty
before you vote cold saying how 1tb drives are £68 at amazon not everyone needs 1tb drive and some buyers are limited by the budget.

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#1
you just got the email as well eh!!!
#2
rob585
you just got the email as well eh!!!


yeah lol. i was goingto submit the esata version http://www.play.com/PC/PCs/4-/8705553/Seagate-Free-Agent-Pro-Cyclops-ST307504FPC1E3-RK-750GB-USB-2-0-Firewire-eSATA-300-External-Hard-Drive/Product.html afterwards but then saw the negative reviews on amazon indicating that its a slow drive even with esata.
#3
what ya doing up this time m8??
#4
rob585
what ya doing up this time m8??


well im going to sleep now that ive finnished with this deal. trying to find more customer review but i given up, so far only ebuyer has a few positive reviews.
edit: managed to find reviews of the 500gb usb version from amazon mostly positive http://www.amazon.co.uk/product-reviews/B000OT5IMW/ref=dp_top_cm_cr_acr_txt?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=1
#5
good night m8.....ill get to bed around 8am after work...life's a bit*h!!
#6
I have to smaller version of this drive and I have been very pleased with it so far. Silent running, mains powers and a nice soft flashing LED light when its being used. Great value at this price.
#7
happy1
I have to smaller version of this drive and I have been very pleased with it so far. Silent running, mains powers and a nice soft flashing LED light when its being used. Great value at this price.


I purchased one of these (Smaller one) about 18 months ago and it has just died on me, we sent it of for repair but Seagate will not send you the same drive back and they wanted £400 to recover the data!

There customer service is poor and the representative I spoke to was very arrogant!

MM

P.S They have now returned my hard drive but I still need to extract the info can anybody help!
#8
I have had a 500gb version for over 2 years now and so far it's lasting a life cycle of about 8 months inbetween breakages.

Great price but I'm waiting for other manufacturers to follow suit.
#9
Mire Mare
I purchased one of these (Smaller one) about 18 months ago and it has just died on me, we sent it of for repair but Seagate will not send you the same drive back and they wanted £400 to recover the data!

P.S They have now returned my hard drive but I still need to extract the info can anybody help!


Try .. [could help if the disk is some what accessible ]
http://www.pcinspector.de/Sites/file_recovery/info.htm?language=2

most tools will not be able to recover large files its the small word documents etc that can be recovered if your lucky

[unless you are looking at expensive options which i have not tried.]
#10
I have the 500GB version of this drive. So far it's been great. The only time you hear it (and you can barely hear it) is when it spins up for a couple of seconds after being in powersave mode.

It's fast, the LED is cool and hasn't broken on me yet after about a year, which you'd expect!....I'm a little worried other people are finding this drive a little unreliable. I mean, an external HDD is a way of backing data up. Reliablilty should be the main attribute of something like this!

My internal drives in my PC are 4-5 years old now and still going strong. Can't understand why this would be any different.
#11
Mire Mare
I purchased one of these (Smaller one) about 18 months ago and it has just died on me, we sent it of for repair but Seagate will not send you the same drive back and they wanted £400 to recover the data!

There customer service is poor and the representative I spoke to was very arrogant!

MM

P.S They have now returned my hard drive but I still need to extract the info can anybody help!


if you can't recover the data using Encase, then you're not in for much luck....

It's what I use to forensically examine hard drives :thumbsup:
#12
Zerobob
I mean, an external HDD is a way of backing data up. Reliablilty should be the main attribute of something like this!


Probably right, but you should never rely on a drive like this for an only backup. A proper backup would be in several locations on several different media. If your stuff is really important to you then don't just store it on one of these drives, store it in several places!!!
#13
Mire Mare
I purchased one of these (Smaller one) about 18 months ago and it has just died on me, we sent it of for repair but Seagate will not send you the same drive back and they wanted £400 to recover the data!

This is the normal scenario with any Hard Drive, whether it's Internal or External. ALL Hard Drives fail eventually - if your data is important to you, then always keep a backup.
#14
Always found Seagate a good reliable brand. Of course you are going to hear the odd story about failures, but these are very technical items and you do have the odd one breaking down. You are always more likely to read reports of complaints rather than satisfied customers, aren't you?
#15
Might buy one of these to backup most of my 1TB WD onto. Thanks, heat.
#16
Mire Mare
I purchased one of these (Smaller one) about 18 months ago and it has just died on me, we sent it of for repair but Seagate will not send you the same drive back and they wanted £400 to recover the data!

There customer service is poor and the representative I spoke to was very arrogant!

MM

P.S They have now returned my hard drive but I still need to extract the info can anybody help!


Is the drive DEAD - no power or just a light and no show on the pc?
I think you will find that - (its not been suggested by the others for some reason) - that its normally the interface that dies on ext hard drives - so its likely that if you was not worried about the warrenty you can just rip the hd out and put it in your PC! :thumbsup:

Its quite likely that this is whats wrong (if the drive has not been dropped etc) since google found that if a drive survives its first 12 months its likely to have a reasonable life!

On a +ve for everyone else - I have 2 500gb versions of this exact drive (2 years old nearly) and just got a 1.5TB version + am tempted to go for 2 of these to bring me upto 5.2TB :-)
#17
Assume the internal drive is SATA?
#18
does anyone know if this will work with wii usb launcher:thumbsup:
#19
I had one of these and the usb port fell off after 3 months. Had to open it up and use the sata disk with a new adapter. From looking at it, it looked really flimsy. Only buy if you're not going to be unplugging/plugging this often.
#20
Hmmm..*scratches head*. Still pondering whether I should get one of these!!
#21
jupiter
I had one of these and the usb port fell off after 3 months. Had to open it up and use the sata disk with a new adapter. From looking at it, it looked really flimsy. Only buy if you're not going to be unplugging/plugging this often.



You must of just got a dodgy one - mine have had a LOT of use - 24/7 during first year and unplugged / plugged in quite regularly and did not have an issue before - obviously they might stop working but I would say these are better then most el cheapo drives!:thumbsup:
#22
i HATE this hard drive. The LED will overheat. It works well and silent when it does but mine literally died. It is impossible to disassemble too because you have to use a butterknife or something to crack open the case to reach the HDD.

I would HIGHLY recommend to stay away from this, even if it was £20. But if you choose to buy it, open up the base and unplug the LED light. It's a very very poor design, and will work for you for a year and then just suddenly die one day. If you have this HDD and still got your files, I suggest backing up...Do a search on 'Seagate Freeagent blinking light' and you'll see loads of people with problems and hard drive failing in this model.

Also get Mozy backup, it's like 3 quid a month and backs up essential files.

Want to share this because I lost over 4 years of pics, videos and more on it (dumb of me to be so reliant on an external HDD)
#23
botoxdoc


Want to share this because I lost over 4 years of pics, videos and more on it (dumb of me to be so reliant on an external HDD)


You lost data because of your external drive? One copy of data isn't a backup, so it's hardly this drives fault that you weren't clever enough to actually BACKUP your own data.

Seagate are an excellent make, purchased one of these, it'll be my second and the original is also still working fine after 3 months of constant use. Oddly I have no problems with LEDs overheating.
#24
matt_n_mich
Is the drive DEAD - no power or just a light and no show on the pc?
I think you will find that - (its not been suggested by the others for some reason) - that its normally the interface that dies on ext hard drives - so its likely that if you was not worried about the warrenty you can just rip the hd out and put it in your PC! :thumbsup:

Its quite likely that this is whats wrong (if the drive has not been dropped etc) since google found that if a drive survives its first 12 months its likely to have a reasonable life!

On a +ve for everyone else - I have 2 500gb versions of this exact drive (2 years old nearly) and just got a 1.5TB version + am tempted to go for 2 of these to bring me upto 5.2TB :-)


Yes it is completely dead, so can I assume then that I purchased the same drive again I could simply swap the drives over!

MM
banned#25
expired
#26
I have the 500Gb edition, its been working fine since last december. My brother had the 750Gb one and it broke after a year :S.

I think ild rather wait a bit longer and wait for another make to come down in price.

heat added if your ready to gamble.
#27
Sorry, this product is now discontinued and is no longer available for sale on the Ebuyer.com website.

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