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Drive failed after 2 weeks,
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This review is from: Seagate FreeAgent Desk 1.5 TB External Hard Drive - Silver (ST315005FDA2E1-RK, Recertified) (Personal Computers)
I bought this because ConsumerSearch said that Seagate made the best-reviewed external HDs. Unfortunately, after 2 weeks of working OK, I suddenly started getting "delayed write failure" and $Mft errors. Those are very bad signs. I had already saved over 50GB worth of data on there, representing 2 weeks of tedious work. After hours of troubleshooting, I noticed that my data was accessible for a few minutes right after restarting the unit, so I spent all night repeatedly restarting the unit by pulling the power cord out and reinserting it, copying as much data as I could before it failed on me again, repeat over and over again. What a nightmare. When the auto shutoff feature was acting buggy from the beginning, I should have been wary. I'm going back to Buffalo. I have a Buffalo HD that's worked perfectly for 3 yrs, despite my having dropped it on the ground and damaging the case.