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|05-25-2013 11:29 AM|
|05-06-2013 09:26 AM|
Horrible situation. It worked for a few days on windows 7, then started clikcing & beeping. After a reboot, the drive wasn't recognized as a disk, only as a device. I also tried it on 2 other computers: In Windows xp, same thing as windows 7. On ubuntu, the device kept cycling and disconnecting and would not mount. Tried plugging into both usb 2 and 3 ports, no luck. seems like a hardware issue related to the enclusure/connection because disk utilities reveal that the underlying disk is OK - passes all the usual tests.
It's a disaster because I have a lot of important data stored there. The drive died just as I was about to backup everything on the cloud, so I can't acces the data right now. Calling tech cupport to see if they'll repair it since it's still under warranty. It's inexcusable that there's no support for this product on the toshiba site!
Lesson learned - do research first and don't be tempted by a great deal, it's not always what it seems. Go with Seagate or LaCie, those are solid!
|03-19-2013 01:38 PM|
Opened one of mine up - warranty on the internal drive is showing as 3 years from date of manufacture.
|03-04-2013 11:41 PM|
Like I said. I got lucky with my Hitachi is all. They're garbage.. and slow.
|03-03-2013 09:14 PM|
|03-03-2013 04:57 PM|
If you didn't get the Ebay deal on the Seagate a week or two ago you missed out (same price). I wouldn't trust Toshiba and plus that 'Buy' retailer fedexes their orders so I got it faster than amazon would ever get it there. Newegg shipping is a joke.
I guess that's how they have such good deals, they use 5th rate shipping.
But you take your chances always. Yours might be fine. I have a hitachi going strong for years that everyone said was faulty. It was probably just their case.
|03-02-2013 08:18 PM|
|donEddie7||I had no trouble getting my local Office Depot to use the coupon. Bought 2 hard drives and am currently contemplating whether I should open them up or just use external.|
|03-02-2013 12:05 AM|
Looks like so many of u were able to get the coupon applied to $119 sale price. Apprecialte if anyone can upload or send a scan of the receipt to my email or PM. I want to go tommorrow morning and saw this thread just now. Please ............
Also, OD has Seagate® Backup Plus Desktop Hard Drive, 3TB for #139.99 (PM to Costco for $129.99). Which one should I go for ?? Seagate or Toshiba ??
|03-01-2013 06:04 PM|
Is Seagate 3TB external better performance
|03-01-2013 01:41 PM|
|03-01-2013 01:37 AM|
|02-28-2013 08:46 PM|
On a related note, I've run a complete scan on 2 of the 3 so far with the Hitachi DFT (Drive Fitness Test) tool and they've checked out perfectly.
|02-28-2013 07:01 PM|
|harshey1388||This is a great HD. I have one of these. Bought it when Best Buy had their $50 off $100 when using a mastercard promotion. Ended up paying around 60 something for a 3TB. Can't complaint one bit.|
|02-28-2013 06:49 PM|
|02-27-2013 05:23 PM|
I realize I'm lucky that my local Office Depot apparently doesn't care what the fine print on their coupons says...
Walked in with three 30% coupons tonight. Walked out with 3 x 3TB drives at $84/ea + tax, or 9TB total for $252 + tax - that's $28/TB!
Even with tax they were still just under $90 a pop - an extra drive for just $50 more than the Newegg price for two. I certainly can't complain!
Manager had to override the computer since they were on sale, but did it no questions asked. Even rang them up together. I actually offered to just buy one (because I was in there last night - and used a 30% coupon - to buy something else) but they said "no, you can buy three!"
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