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Old 05-12-2019, 04:50 AM
musicman691 musicman691 is offline
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Default Re: Backup and archive hardware and regimes

Originally Posted by justinhill View Post
I take it you feel I shouldn't buy second hand drives for backup... I know what you mean - but we use G-Tech at the studio and some of our drives are getting on for 10 years old and we've never had a failure. I have quite a lot of confidence in G-Tech.

Also, the G-Drives don't have fans, but do have really good heatsinks.
Thing is you don't know how the used drives were treated. Not everyone is careful with their hardware. Also you're not getting any kind of warranty with used stuff. Used cars - nor problem. Used hard drives - I'd sooner depend on running El Crapitan as my operating system
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