The made in china drive failed with in a month after installation and I had to RMA the drive. The other drive is still running. If you are not in hurry I suggest wait for western digital RED drives
I really need a backup for a 1.5 TB WD drive that's running out of space, but these stories about about quickly failing drives scare me. There's no way I would send back a month old drive knowing I have have personal information backed up such as personal and business financial data, passwords, etc.).
I give all of you credit who send back hard drives under warranty and trust the employees of the hard drive manufacturer and whatever 3rd parties they may used to refurbish the drives. I would just eat the cost.
In a previous thread, one poster mentioned that all he was asked to do was fax or email a printout or data file from software diagnostics he was asked to run by tech support. I gathered he just destroyed the drive and received a new one.
I still may take a chance on this one. Why does Buy.com/Rakuten.com charge less for this on their Ebay page than the Rakuten.com page?
Secondly, is this backwards compatible with USB 2.0? The 1st key features say that the interface is USB 2.0 and USB 3.0, but the 2nd group of features state:
USB 3.0 Interface Adapter with Capacity Gauge
4-foot USB 3.0 Cable
Well, good luck with that;
On my MB I have only one PCIe slot and it is already taken;
Standard PCI add-on card it is just a tad faster than USB 2.0 and those cards are very expensive!
Since I have an eSata port available, I think the cheapest solution would be this one[newegg.com], but reviews says that it is getting hot while in use...
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