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Re: External Hard Drives
« Reply #30 on: July 01, 2011, 08:23:28 AM »
Yes, but they'll be compliant robot children!  At least until puberty.

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Re: External Hard Drives
« Reply #31 on: July 04, 2011, 07:30:42 PM »
yeah the seagate has been totally fine.  no problems.  except that it holds so much stuff that we put stuff on there then forget we even had it and can't remember what it is just by the title.  so then we go to youtube to look up the trailer.  so it's like a little 6 month time capsule!
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Re: External Hard Drives
« Reply #32 on: July 04, 2011, 07:37:46 PM »
Yes, but they'll be compliant robot children!  At least until puberty.

I'd like to address your plan to create self-repairing sentient battle bots. I just don't feel like it's a wise choice...

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Re: External Hard Drives
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Re: External Hard Drives
« Reply #34 on: July 09, 2011, 07:24:17 PM »
God...I think I'm OCD with stuff like this.

Here's the Seagate I found tonight, trying to match Cass's Seagate.

http://www.amazon.com/Seagate-FreeAgent-Ultra-Portable-External-STAA500100/dp/B003BLQHN4

Even though my Iomega has been running fine for four years now (didn't realize I'd had it since 2007 -- and it's no longer available, or else I'd just buy a second one), I ended up judging things based on the reviews. The five and four star reviews versus the one star reviews, and what percentage do the one star reviews represent. For the Iomega link above, it's 25%. For WD it's 14% and Seagate is 17%.

But Cass's Seagate has been replaced by the link I just included, which is fairly new and skews the numbers!

Jesus...I sound like fajwat, don't I?

Anyway, since I'm approaching a level of OCD that is clearly in need of medical attention, I'm thinking it's time for a coin toss... Which I'll do tomorrow sometime. WD vs. Seagate.

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Re: External Hard Drives
« Reply #35 on: July 09, 2011, 09:08:20 PM »
Man, for $100 you can get the 1TB one!  You'll need all that space once everything coming down the pike starts coming in BluRay rips....

Dropped mine down a mine shaft again yesterday then we watched Cedar Rapids off of it.  
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Re: External Hard Drives
« Reply #36 on: July 09, 2011, 09:22:05 PM »
Well, it took me from 2007 to April of this year to fill up 500mb. But, yes, 1tb will be the way to go, I think. Because, once I get it, I'll do my other OCD thing and create redundant backups of my backups so that I'll never again be without a copy of the soft-core version of Cinderella.

And, again, this is all paid for with tip money...so why am I crying, really?

I love the abuse yours has taken. That's inspiring. I'm always super anally gentle with my electronics but, once a year, the stars align and old gods rise from their watery graves all with a singular purpose: To knock my oversized coffee mug over onto 87% of everything I possess that I consider valuable.

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Re: External Hard Drives
« Reply #37 on: February 27, 2015, 12:38:04 PM »
So, have we come to any further conclusions on external drives since 2011? I'm about to buy a bunch of 3TB back-up drives for the big web series project.


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Re: External Hard Drives
« Reply #38 on: February 27, 2015, 12:42:59 PM »
I went Seagate...and have no problems. It's all pretty standard now.