On Sat, 2013-03-09 at 18:44 +0100, Robin Gareus wrote:
I like that you set "Green" in quotes.
When I searched for external drives the WD seems to be the most pleasant
drives. I didn't ask the community, but read some reports ;).
It's exactly what I fear, if I'll use the drive very often, it will die
exactly in 2 years and 1 day, when there's no warranty anymore. If it
would die during period of warranty, it would be much more worse. My
dealer would send me a new drive, that's not the issue, but to copy > 1
TiB of data from a click-click drive each half year isn't fun, even if
most data should be available by the internal drives.
IMO it's bad hardware design. Would anybody use a 3.5" drive that needs
an external power supply, as portable accessory for a battery powered
computer? We even wouldn't save the planet, since the less power
consumption does pollute our world less, than replacing every few month
the drive by a new drive.
Until now all my internal drives died after around 2 years, the Samsung
I'm using now are already 4 and 5 years old :) *knocking on wood*. I
only hot glued the first generation SATA connectors, because they lose
contact from time to time, before I did this, but those drives don't
cause issues since the connectors are hot glued.
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