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post #11 of 17
I would take a backup and change em right away.
They will fail, this is 100% sure.
Tomorrow you may start your computer and nothing will boot.
Seacrap = ZCRAPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPP
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Thanks for the quick replies fellas, +1 for everyone who replied.
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Thank you - Glad I could help
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Not my experience with them. Ive had some Barracudas @ 7200 for nearly 2 years. No problems.. as of now. But now im a little worried. Oh well.
They had a bad batch going back starting 3~ years ago and are still dying left and right. I personally lost 3 drives - what a nightmare. Went Western Digital shortly after for my data drives, and an SSD for reliability for my system drives. I still have the WDC black 640s in my machine, but I have been using and recommending F3s for everything else - lightning fast and reliable! I would recommend swapping those Seagates out while you still have the data on them.
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As it's been said, you can get a Samsung F3 for under 40 quid: - http://www.scan.co.uk/products/1tb-s...cache-89ms-ncq, http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Compo...roductId=37726, ore Amazon have it for 42 quid with free 5-day delivery (or whatever it is).

Caviar Black's are good, and a bit faster than Samsung F3's. You can go at it two ways (or more), use your 640GB blue as a primary drive, taking all necessary files onto your F3 and wiping the 640, install your Windows on a 200GB partition to make things slightly faster, and use the second partition on your 640 for constantly accessed Movies, Music and Pictures, with the F3 as a data backup and mass storage HDD.
Or switch places, keep all necessary files of the 640, keep it with Windows installed incase your main gets a nasty virus (dunno if you like teh prawns), 200GB Windows partition on your F3 blahblahblah.

I did this with my 750GB Maxtor after getting a 1TB F3 for all my Anime, Games, Programs and the likes (backup off the drive, then wipe and fresh install). Bootup went from 2mins+ to 1:05 or so.

Hope it goes well mate.
 
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As it's been said, you can get a Samsung F3 for under 40 quid: - http://www.scan.co.uk/products/1tb-s...cache-89ms-ncq, http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Compo...roductId=37726, ore Amazon have it for 42 quid with free 5-day delivery (or whatever it is).

Caviar Black's are good, and a bit faster than Samsung F3's. You can go at it two ways (or more), use your 640GB blue as a primary drive, taking all necessary files onto your F3 and wiping the 640, install your Windows on a 200GB partition to make things slightly faster, and use the second partition on your 640 for constantly accessed Movies, Music and Pictures, with the F3 as a data backup and mass storage HDD.
Or switch places, keep all necessary files of the 640, keep it with Windows installed incase your main gets a nasty virus (dunno if you like teh prawns), 200GB Windows partition on your F3 blahblahblah.

I did this with my 750GB Maxtor after getting a 1TB F3 for all my Anime, Games, Programs and the likes (backup off the drive, then wipe and fresh install). Bootup went from 2mins+ to 1:05 or so.

Hope it goes well mate.
Thanks for the advice mate, +1, good info.
post #17 of 17
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Originally Posted by aesthetics1 View Post
They had a bad batch going back starting 3~ years ago and are still dying left and right. I personally lost 3 drives - what a nightmare. Went Western Digital shortly after for my data drives, and an SSD for reliability for my system drives. I still have the WDC black 640s in my machine, but I have been using and recommending F3s for everything else - lightning fast and reliable! I would recommend swapping those Seagates out while you still have the data on them.
I guess ill need to look into that. Thanks for that.
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