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I have switched to WD many years ago. I used to buy Seagate hard drives and they seemed to fail a lot.

I even got a refurbished Seagate 1TB portable hard driver directly from Seagate warranty that was NOT wiped! I saw personal stuff AND the previous owner's porn stash on the hard drive. (a nice bonus, I guess?) All Seagate did was to slap a "refurbished" sticker on it and repackaged it. After a few days, I couldn't resist and searched in the files on the drive. I managed to track down the previous owner. I called him and told him what had happened. He told me that he had shipped that drive back to Seagate for warranty replacement about a year earlier. I had no idea if he contacted Seagate to complain, but I ended up wiping that drive.(which I thought was the right thing to do) That driver is still inside my PC right now, working perfectly. Smilie

After that incident, I stopped sending defective hard drives in for warranty replacement. If the drive goes back, I just take some screwdrivers and pry the platters out, then I take a hammer so the platters can be smashed into little pieces.
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How are these drives to run PLEX Server
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I have switched to WD many years ago. I used to buy Seagate hard drives and they seemed to fail a lot.
I've had the same experience. Never had a WD drive fail but plenty of Seagates. Mostly DVR use.


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After that incident, I stopped sending defective hard drives in for warranty replacement. If the drive goes back, I just take some screwdrivers and pry the platters out, then I take a hammer so the platters can be smashed into little pieces.
Any warranty drive I ever got was a 'refurbished' one and they all died, so I stopped sending them in as well. I have one of those brick sized super magnets I run them over and then I bash them with a sledgehammer for a few minutes. Then off to the trash.
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I've had the same experience. Never had a WD drive fail but plenty of Seagates. Mostly DVR use.




Any warranty drive I ever got was a 'refurbished' one and they all died, so I stopped sending them in as well. I have one of those brick sized super magnets I run them over and then I bash them with a sledgehammer for a few minutes. Then off to the trash.
there's also something very satisfying about taking a hammer and breaking up the hard driver platters. Smilie The remaining empty metal casing of the hard drive also make nice paperweights. Smilie
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there's also something very satisfying about taking a hammer and breaking up the hard driver platters. Smilie The remaining empty metal casing of the hard drive also make nice paperweights. Smilie
Plus that sends a message to the other hard drives in the house about how failure is going to be treated.
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I have this and love it. Networked TVs in the house play a majority of the content. App on phone auto backs up your pics and video to it. I only wish I bought a 4 or 5Tb instead of 2.
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I've had the same experience. Never had a WD drive fail but plenty of Seagates. Mostly DVR use.




Any warranty drive I ever got was a 'refurbished' one and they all died, so I stopped sending them in as well. I have one of those brick sized super magnets I run them over and then I bash them with a sledgehammer for a few minutes. Then off to the trash.
Funny, back in the 1980s, Seagate hard drives were the #1 best hard drive. I only had a Western Digital hard drive fail on me.
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Plus that sends a message to the other hard drives in the house about how failure is going to be treated.
well.. I think the failed hard drive committed suicide from working too much? I keep all of my PCs running 24/7/365. Frown
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I have a 4GB MyCloud and it is great. Auto backup, access files from my phone, etc. But I would buy something like this new. It is back up for important data and it could be devastating if it fails.
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Is the hard disk replaceable and if yes can it be replaced with higher capacity?
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I already have a MyCloud Duo but I'm looking for something to strictly put my movie collection on. Can I run two of these on the same network and how are they for movie playback?

As a previous poster mentioned, I would go with new for sensitive files. I have a duo for reliability (and it was too good of a deal to pass up) but I believe you can have these auto backup to an external drive as well.
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Is the hard disk replaceable and if yes can it be replaced with higher capacity?
I am also interested to know if someone replaced the drive with higher capacity one?
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Is this good to store videos/movies on? Good deal?
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Is the hard disk replaceable and if yes can it be replaced with higher capacity?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oQ17_tdXiNg

the important thing is to download the correct image for your drive, based on size
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