[mythtv-users] Seagate 1.5TB for 109.99
mark at boyum.us
Wed Mar 25 22:53:11 UTC 2009
On Wed, Mar 25, 2009 at 5:15 PM, Michael T. Dean
<mtdean at thirdcontact.com> wrote:
> <fixed top posting and changed /2/ levels of forwarded messages into
> proper replies)
> On 03/25/2009 02:25 PM, Dean Collins wrote:
>> From: Stackpole, Chris
>>> From: Steve Peters - Priority Electronics
>>>> I see that tigerdirect.com has the seagate 1.5tb drive for only 109.99
>>>> today. That's the best deal by far that I've seen on it to date.
>>>> Just wondering, I heard about some issues with this drive from some myth
>>>> users a few months back. Have those issues been fixed? Can someone
>>>> this drive to me for my main recordings drive?
>>> The issues were about the firmware on the drives at the time. AFAIK all
>>> of those issues have been fixed. The only concern you might have is if
>>> you get a drive that has been sitting on the shelf and hasn't been
>>> updated yet. You can just check when you get the drive.
>>> I don't have the 1.5TB drives, but the 1TB drives are doing just fine
>>> for me.
>>> Not the same as MythTV BUT.......
>> I use 7 of these drives in my Thecus N7700
>> Firmware upgrades HAVE NOT FIXED ALL MY PROBLEMS, including having to
>> ship back 4 drives to Seagate that were less than 30 days old and they
>> ship me back 'reconditioned units'.
>> If you have to then go ahead but if you don't have to then stay away
>> from Seagate for now until they really fix these problems.
> Yes, I completely agree that you will have no end of problems with these
> drives. Since you once read somewhere that there were problems with
> them, anything that ever happens will be due to the problems with them,
> not due to whatever causes the problems.
FWIW I have been using a 1.5 TB Seagate drive to store my recordings
since January with-out issue.
Knocking on wood...
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