Even for 30 bucks..... Dont waste your money. A buddy and i each picked up one about a week and a half ago at 40 bucks each. I read the reviews and didnt wanna chance it. I took mine back. He kept his, 3 days later all data was lost. Now his computer wont reconize it. Needless to say hes a bit pissed.
Somehow I think you are full of it. He copied all his data to a new drive in a couple days and then the drive went belly up. Your friend is an idiot for not having backups in more than 1 place or you are an anti-Seagate troll.
I have sold over 100 of these beasts (exact model) over the last year with zero failures. Somebody isn't telling the truth here or you and your friend have really bad luck.
The hard drive itself is not bad; it's the enclosure some folks have trouble with. I have this very drive I've used for several months with no issues - storing over 1TB of data on it and accessing the data frequently.
Lots of folks buy this to take apart and use the hard drive in a computer, which is what I generally do. For that purpose, this is a great drive.
If your friend lost his data and really wants to get it back, just have him take it apart and put it in a computer. It'll void the warranty but he'll get his data.
Seagate warranties the drive and the enclosure separately. Chances are your warranty is still valid if you type in the SN on Seagate's website.
unless you got a bunch at $50and then go back and get adjusted
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