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G-Technology external drive crashed (2nd one)

 
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gigaguy
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 13, 2011 4:46 pm    Post subject: G-Technology external drive crashed (2nd one) Reply with quote

I've used G-Technology ext drives for a while, this is the 2nd one that has failed over the recent years. It's a 500gb regular sized G-Drive. I have some of the Mini Gs too.
It's out of warranty, it just clicks when I'm trying to access it. Disk Utility said it could not be repaired.
what are my options, most data was backed up on other drives but there are some home movies I do not want to have to recopy off of DVDs.
Is the aluminum case worth putting a new drive in it?
Is G-Technology a reputable brand?
Are there other external firewire drives makes that are more dependable?
Do all external drives fail after a while?
thanks.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 13, 2011 6:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

the inside hdd may be good. the case may be bad. or the reverse or both.

I never use cases that come filled. I use empty cases.

http://www.sansdigital.com/towerstor/ts2ct.html


2 bay must have 2 identical hdds or


http://www.sansdigital.com/towerstor/ts1ct.html


one hdd version.

I use only western digital inside them. And yes all hdds fail one or two years after warranty if they were well made sooner if they were bad models.

The 2.5 inch hdd seagate 500gb 7200 version was a bomb.


Ps sometimes they last more then 2 years beyond warranty.



I have a dirt cheap unit that may let you save your info. you would pull the drive from your g-tech and drop it into the unit and hope.

I can ship a sealed refurb to your home for 18 bucks.

http://cgi.ebay.com/Thermaltake-N0028USU-BLACX-Hard-Drive-Docking-Station-/270589081766?pt=PCC_Drives_Storage_Internal&hash=item3f005db8a6#ht_4960wt_907



no pressure but they do work sometimes.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 13, 2011 6:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

THanks, I'm familiar with the Thermaltake from your previous posts.
With the cases and drives do you need other components? I see 'cards' not included.
I'd be interested in the Thermaltake, $18 beats their price (about 20).
and these can be handy when setting up new Macs, etc.
PM me details on how to send you the $. I have Paypal.
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