Seagate 1TB Portable 2 Year Rescue Service at Argos for £44.99
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Seagate 1TB Portable 2 Year Rescue Service at Argos for £44.99

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Sorry but no this isn't a deal, pretty much every day price I would say, 2TB version of this has been around the £50 mark at Amazon more than once recently. Perhaps not now but unless you need it this second it would be more prudent to wait as 1TB for £45 is nowt special...
ST31237 m ago

Sorry but no this isn't a deal, pretty much every day price I would say, …Sorry but no this isn't a deal, pretty much every day price I would say, 2TB version of this has been around the £50 mark at Amazon more than once recently. Perhaps not now but unless you need it this second it would be more prudent to wait as 1TB for £45 is nowt special...



I think the deal is the recovery part of it; which to be brutally honest, you need with a Seagate drive.
Gentle_Giant19 m ago

I think the deal is the recovery part of it; which to be brutally honest, …I think the deal is the recovery part of it; which to be brutally honest, you need with a Seagate drive.


If I felt something like that was a necessity for a drive then I wouldn't buy it in the first place.

I have had failures with every manufacturer of HDD.
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Gentle_Giant1 h, 38 m ago

I think the deal is the recovery part of it; which to be brutally honest, …I think the deal is the recovery part of it; which to be brutally honest, you need with a Seagate drive.


Seagate are better than average in reliability.

But only a fool would not back up ALL drives eventually fail.
Gentle_Giant2 h, 4 m ago

I think the deal is the recovery part of it; which to be brutally honest, …I think the deal is the recovery part of it; which to be brutally honest, you need with a Seagate drive.



You got your other 2 backups though ?

So recovery not needed,if they can.
Back up everything that is important at least 3 times keeping 1 copy off site and the other in a fire resistant safe.
deleted103252029th Dec 2017

Seagate are better than average in reliability. But only a fool would not …Seagate are better than average in reliability. But only a fool would not back up ALL drives eventually fail.



I would like to know who comes up with that statement, and how they work it out; I have had no end of trouble with Seagate drives, including them failing to honour the warranty on one less than 12 months old.

With the exception of an early SSD drive, Seagate are the ONLY maker whose HDD's have died on me, every other drive I have had has been passed down through the food chain, wifes, PC, sons PC, daughters PC, until finally, it's capacity is eclipsed by main stream SD cards and it is wiped and thrown away.

Originally, I was a hoarder, it was only SWMBO putting her foot down a couple of years ago that made me finally throw away a big box of 20-500GB HDDs, having finally ditched the sub 10GB drives the year before.
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Gentle_Giant2 h, 32 m ago

I would like to know who comes up with that statement, and how they work …I would like to know who comes up with that statement, and how they work it out; I have had no end of trouble with Seagate drives, including them failing to honour the warranty on one less than 12 months old.With the exception of an early SSD drive, Seagate are the ONLY maker whose HDD's have died on me, every other drive I have had has been passed down through the food chain, wifes, PC, sons PC, daughters PC, until finally, it's capacity is eclipsed by main stream SD cards and it is wiped and thrown away.Originally, I was a hoarder, it was only SWMBO putting her foot down a couple of years ago that made me finally throw away a big box of 20-500GB HDDs, having finally ditched the sub 10GB drives the year before.


Several years ago I would have agreed with you, however this is no longer the case.

Try the blackblaze link that summarises over a billion HDD hours accross over 61k hard drives of various makes and you will see the chart of failure % by manafacturer, if you then look at the chart of drive hours you will see that the Seagate drives have over 13 times the hours than the WD drives but with similar failure rates and are also improving in reliability which is in line with my findings.
deleted103252030th Dec 2017

Several years ago I would have agreed with you, however this is no longer …Several years ago I would have agreed with you, however this is no longer the case. Try the blackblaze link that summarises over a billion HDD hours accross over 61k hard drives of various makes and you will see the chart of failure % by manafacturer, if you then look at the chart of drive hours you will see that the Seagate drives have over 13 times the hours than the WD drives but with similar failure rates and are also improving in reliability which is in line with my findings.



Thanks for that link; However........

I think you are reading the charts wrong, usage hours is much higher because it is an aggregate of the number of drives times the number of hours; they have far more Seagate than WD drives, so the number of hours in service will be much higher. The final chart is the important one, it shows (up to 2016), Seagate getting their act together a bit.

The low number of Tosh drives means you can ignore they part of that graph, the extremely low numbers means that a SINGLE drive failure equals an 8% failure rate in one of the 3 drive groups tested. Similarly, the WD drive failure rate is thrown off by the small sample size.

It highlights what I guessed years ago; Hitachi are the gold standard; my PCs are filled with Hitachi and their replacement Toshiba drives (every Tosh I have tells my diagnostic programs it is a hitachi drive).
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