£89.99 Western Digital 500GB "My Book" Premium 1C External Hard Drive USB2.0/Firewire
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£89.99 Western Digital 500GB "My Book" Premium 1C External Hard Drive USB2.0/Firewire

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I thought it is a pretty good deal?

are these reliable?? - i have been hearing that seagate are the most reliable hard drives out there and come highly recommended...

Also anyne know how noisy it is?

Fairly noisy, as with any hard drive this size (3.5"). But nothing you can't get used to.

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turbocat

are these reliable?? - i have been hearing that seagate are the most … are these reliable?? - i have been hearing that seagate are the most reliable hard drives out there and come highly recommended...Also anyne know how noisy it is?

NO noise. Reliability? Well I've had two of these daisy chained for over a year without the slightest problem. I use one for video editing so you can see its fast enough over firewire.

Near silent, start and stop as needed what more can you want. Oh and they look great too.

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Adamo

Fairly noisy, as with any hard drive this size (3.5"). But nothing you … Fairly noisy, as with any hard drive this size (3.5"). But nothing you can't get used to.

Rubbish. See my post above. I've never owned a quieter drive and there are two going whenever needed.

I bought a 250 gb version from amazon at Xmas. Nice unit. Sorry to have to send it back after 8 months because it became unreliable. Do look at reviews for this model on amazon.

Tenex

Rubbish. See my post above. I've never owned a quieter drive and there … Rubbish. See my post above. I've never owned a quieter drive and there are two going whenever needed.


Rubbish? How about not being a rude little so-and-so?

I own this one, I've had much quieter ones - this one hums a lot (vibrates on the table/floor), and is generally fairly noisy compared to most. Great if you've not owned a quieter one, I can only suggest you've not owned many.

Adamo

Rubbish? How about not being a rude little so-and-so?I own this one, … Rubbish? How about not being a rude little so-and-so?I own this one, I've had much quieter ones - this one hums a lot (vibrates on the table/floor), and is generally fairly noisy compared to most. Great if you've not owned a quieter one, I can only suggest you've not owned many.


Yeah but he has the thing for an avatar!

Seagate Freeagent is much better in my opinion. Too many breakdowns with the e books. I just don't think they are built to last like Seagate Hardrives.

I would say that Seagate is the Creative Zen of the hard drive market and e book is Apple. Both good but Seagates are more reliable.

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Adamo

I own this one, I've had much quieter ones - this one hums a lot … I own this one, I've had much quieter ones - this one hums a lot (vibrates on the table/floor), and is generally fairly noisy compared to most.



Then return it for replacement. I have two of them 50cm from my head and all I hear is spin up and down. Definitely no vibration. I've used a lot of externals at work and home and never come across any as quiet as these. The only thing quieter is my iMac (its DVD drive excepted)

Seriously, if yours is that poor get them to change it.

Tenex

Then return it for replacement. I have two of them 50cm from my head and … Then return it for replacement. I have two of them 50cm from my head and all I hear is spin up and down. Definitely no vibration. I've used a lot of externals at work and home and never come across any as quiet as these. The only thing quieter is my iMac (its DVD drive excepted)Seriously, if yours is that poor get them to change it.


I can't hear my Seagate and the only way I know it's on is if the yellow light is on.

Maybe they are both quiet but it can't be quieter than that!
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