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Data recovery firm sounds Mac hard drive damage alert

 
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Glenn
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2007 9:57 am    Post subject: Data recovery firm sounds Mac hard drive damage alert Reply with quote

Data recovery firm sounds Mac hard drive damage alert
"Data recovery company Retrodata has challenged Apple to come clean about what it claims is a "critical manufacturing flaw" affecting some hard drives used in MacBook laptops and desktops like the Mac Mini - an issue that could result in data loss.

According to Retrodata, its customers have sent in a much higher number of failed Seagate 2.5in SATA drives made in China and loaded with firmware version 7.01 than of any other current hard drive model."

Take with a grain of salt! - Glenn
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2007 10:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not all new mini's have Seagate drives - mine is a Hitachi. But if it was a Seagate, I wouldn't worry about it. I would continue to back up my files regularly as I always do, and keep a clone of my installation on an external drive.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2007 8:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I replaced my original 80GB Seagate with a 120GB Seagate and they are both going strong. But it does seem like Apple is making a gradual shift away from Seagate towards Hitachi. I wonder if they know something we don't about recent quality of 2.5" drives coming out of Seagate? Or perhaps they are just getting a better deal from Hitachi these days.
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