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timmmay
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  #539628 31-Oct-2011 16:24
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You can have power, or you can have simplicity. Robocopy is powerful, but can be complex. My script to back up parts of my drives are about a full screen of scripting, that's evolved over the years.

There's also this: http://www.pkguild.com/2009/08/introducing-richcopy-your-robocopy-replacement/

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  #539631 31-Oct-2011 17:02
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Lykho:
Niel: Seagate got a bad name when they moved to single/few platter drives and squeezed too much data into it. Drives dies prematurely. Then they fixed the issue. Series 11 is an example of a bad drive.


is there a list of which products are which series? (both my main drives are Samsung -- a G3 Station and an HD154UI).


Seagate model number 7200.11 is series 11.  7200.12 is series 12.




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  #539657 31-Oct-2011 17:58
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Niel: Seagate got a bad name when they moved to single/few platter drives and squeezed too much data into it. Drives dies prematurely. Then they fixed the issue. Series 11 is an example of a bad drive.

WD makes good consistent drives, and you can choose e.g. between a performance drive and a green drive. I was a big Samsung fan, but in the last 5 to 10 years they have commercialised too much and do not make top consumer products any more.

The 'existing drive' I mentioned earlier just happened to be a Samsung 500GB. To date it's the only drive I've purchased that's ever carked it on me.

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  #539684 31-Oct-2011 19:12
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Niel:

Seagate model number 7200.11 is series 11.  7200.12 is series 12.



d'ya have to google for those? (all I see is 'product' and 'serial' numbers)

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  #541190 4-Nov-2011 15:24

Just an FYI if you are still in the market for drives...Dick Smith has 2tb Seagate externals on special for $128.  Just went an bought myself a couple to tide me over until prices come back down.

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  #541335 4-Nov-2011 22:06
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stuartgr: Just an FYI if you are still in the market for drives...Dick Smith has 2tb Seagate externals on special for $128.  Just went an bought myself a couple to tide me over until prices come back down.


And if you crack them open, they have a std sata III disk drive with 64MB cache (or at least mine did).


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  #541339 4-Nov-2011 22:14
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What are you guys still going on about price hikes? Price Spy shows only 2% increase over the past month, before that flat.

JB HiFi is also $128 for the same drive.




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  #541347 4-Nov-2011 22:39
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Niel: What are you guys still going on about price hikes? Price Spy shows only 2% increase over the past month, before that flat.

JB HiFi is also $128 for the same drive.



The price shown on the graph is the lowest price available, but, not necessary with stock, so, doesn't give a real indication of the price with falling prices where stores don't update their prices.

Some of them are up over 100%. Take computer lounge, a good reliable shop. They were selling 2TB hard drives for just under $110 a few weeks ago. The similar (perhaps the same) drive is now, just a tad more expensive...

http://www.computerlounge.co.nz/components/componentview.asp?partid=15467

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  #541377 5-Nov-2011 08:11
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Niel: What are you guys still going on about price hikes? Price Spy shows only 2% increase over the past month, before that flat.

JB HiFi is also $128 for the same drive.



Big retailers plan and source there stock for specials atleast a month out, DSE, JBHiFi and Warehouse stationery all have 2TB externals and at prices a lot lower then your aveeage computer store. This will change once the specials end.  

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  #541389 5-Nov-2011 08:56
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For those looking at purchasing external drives, remember that the drives inside tend to be of the green or low power variety. If you plan to extract the drive to use as an internal drive in a PC, don't use them as a system drive, they're just too slow. Data storage is fine though.

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  #541734 6-Nov-2011 18:02
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The seagate 2tb externals at dse are st2000dl003
$128 ending tomorrow.

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  #541749 6-Nov-2011 19:18
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Raikyn: The seagate 2tb externals at dse are st2000dl003
$128 ending tomorrow.


the reviews on its website aren't promising. ...but I guess people who're unhappy with the purchase are more likely to post.

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  #541751 6-Nov-2011 19:19
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The only people who review things are the people who have problems. Seagate is a good brand, they'll work fine.

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  #541765 6-Nov-2011 20:06
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Lykho:
timmmay: There's also a gui for it, and synctoy is another option. You just have to be careful you don't mirror your mistakes to your backup drives.


I've tried SyncToy, but it annoyed me for a number of reasons. ...maybe I'll refresh my memory on it before I complain, though. (Robocopy looks a bit too L33t for me)


There is a gui version too, nothing beats RC in my opinion.
 

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  #542035 7-Nov-2011 14:23
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timmmay: The only people who review things are the people who have problems. Seagate is a good brand, they'll work fine.


or schills.

Im hoping my web orders on the seagates all come thru, but the ones I picked up from a shop are DAMN slow - I see 15MB/s copying to them from a sata drive that will do 80+ to another sata drive. Was hoping for closer to the theoretical 40 that USB2 is good for. Ah well, stuff gets backed up, just slower.




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