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what i gather from this is both are good and chances are either one will crap out at random.

yep, it can be the luck of the draw thus why i always recommend a back up as a preemptive strike. thumb.gif
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post #22 of 26
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what i gather from this is both are good and chances are either one will crap out at random.

There is a 100% chance that all physical objects will fall apart eventually (entropy). For my part I would just say that there isn't a significant difference in build quality between the two drives you specifically mentioned, so just go with the one that fits your budget. As long as you back everything up, drive failures are really only a minor inconvenience. Take heart. Either way you're going to end up with a better product than whatever lowest bidder 5,400rpm drive your laptop OEM decided to jam in there to start out with wink.gif
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post #23 of 26
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yeah i have learned that one the hard way.....all that porn gone....
post #24 of 26
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yeah i have learned that one the hard way.....all that porn gone....

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post #25 of 26
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yeah i have learned that one the hard way.....all that porn gone....

1.) I didn't know people out there were still downloading (not streaming that)

2.) Not the porn!
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post #26 of 26
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that part that makes it really sad, ex girlfriend porn..........and concerts too, an ex girlfriend "borrowed" my laptop and what i guess she fried the hard drive cause she was using it on a bed...sad day
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