Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2010/07/03

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Subject: [Leica] Seeking Hard Drive Advice
From: jhnichols at (Jim Nichols)
Date: Sat, 3 Jul 2010 21:31:40 -0500
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Thanks, Jayanand.

Jim Nichols
Tullahoma, TN USA
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jayanand Govindaraj" <jayanand at>
To: "Leica Users Group" <lug at>
Sent: Saturday, July 03, 2010 8:46 PM
Subject: Re: [Leica] Seeking Hard Drive Advice

> Jim,
> I think all makes of internal drives are quite reliable. The problem with
> the internet is that the vocal few drown out the massive silent satisfied
> majority. The 1 TB Barracuda drives I use for the most part have been
> reliable, as have been Samsung drives which I have used in the past. The
> real answer to reliability is backup, and if it is important irreplaceable
> data, like my digital RAW files, multiple backup. I backup on a home 
> server
> (every night) as well as external drives (once a week). I use a 
> combination
> of Seagate Free Agent Extreme, as well as Free Agent Go external drives 
> for
> the multiple backups.
> Cheers
> Jayanand
> On Sat, Jul 3, 2010 at 10:50 PM, Jim Nichols 
> <jhnichols at>wrote:
>> I need to add an additional hard drive to my Dell Dimension 4700.  I am
>> seeking advice on the reliability of available SATA drives in the range 
>> of
>> 250 to 640GB.  I have used WD and Seagate Barracuda drives in the past, 
>> but
>> find disturbing comments on the web on the reliability of their present
>> products.
>> I'm not out for blazing speed or a giant size drive.  But, reliability is
>> uppermost in my mind.  Cool operation and low noise would follow.
>> Jim Nichols
>> Tullahoma, TN USA
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